Summer is almost here and nothing is more synonymous with New York City and summer than a classic rooftop with panoramic views of the city. It’s rooftop season and I’ve been ready for it since I swore I’d put away my sweater for the last time (which was literally less than two weeks ago – I swear). But alas, it seems as though the warm weather is finally here to stay! Let’s sip some Chardonnay, shall we?
The required elements to create a perfect rooftop are unobstructed city views, plenty of comfy couches, great music and an incredible crowd. That’s what I found when I stopped by The Crown in Lower Manhattan, Hotel 50 Bowery’s awe-inspiring rooftop, for the kick off of The Good Measure Tour II this past Wednesday, June 14.
The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery
50 Bowery, New York, NY
Joie de Vivre Hotels’ first New York City outpost, Hotel 50 Bowery, is a 229-room hotel that opened last month in the heart of Chinatown. I got to sip Harken Wines’ iconic barrel-fermented Chardonnay, enjoy nu-disco performed live by Skylar Spence, dine on light bites and, my favorite part, take in the unparalleled views of my favorite city in the world: New York.
There is definitely no shortage of hotels and rooftops in Manhattan, but I was thoroughly impressed by what Two Roads Hospitality has done with 50 Bowery. It’s boutique hotel feel certainly incapsulates the essence of New York. It’s centrally located in a cultural metropolis, situated on Manhattan’s oldest street, Bowery, near Canal Street, a crossroads where distinct societies have come together for hundreds of years.
Hosted by Joie de Vivre Hotels, the GOOD MEASURE Tour II is a multi-city music tour in collaboration with Noise Pop and Harken Wines. The tour explores vintage inspirations as it travels across the country. From June through September, three Joie de Vivre hotels will serve as the venues for the GOOD MEASURE Tour II, two of which will be at the fun-loving brand’s newest hotels—Hotel 50 Bowery (Manhattan) and The Troubadour (New Orleans). Launched in 2015, the GOOD MEASURE tour invites hotel guests and music enthusiasts into unexpected spaces at select Joie de Vivre properties for authentically-local and eclectic experiences.
Check out a few of my favorite pictures from the evening:
For more information on the GOOD MEASURE Tour II, visit: http://www.jdvhotels.com/good-measure-tour/
I definitely look forward to coming back for more views of my favorite city and delicious sips overlooking my version of paradise. Help me fill my calendar, what are your favorite rooftops in New York City?