It is officially rooftop season and while lesser in-the-know friends are waiting in lines or wondering where to go, we are glad you came to us. Without further ado, find out how you can get some extra special perks when you book hotels with the most exclusive rooftops in New York and Los Angeles.
Looking to avoid the paparazzi? Check in to the Petit Ermitage. It’s just one block away from the Sunset strip, but the vine-covered facade and secluded residential street offer a quaint welcome that feels worlds away from the flashing lights. They sweeten the deal with chocolate chip cookies upon arrival, and it only gets better from there. The 24-hour rooftop pool is a heated, saltwater oasis, with sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills. Sip Russian-inspired cocktails at the Butterfly Bar or enjoy a more private experience in one of the roof’s ivy-clad enclaves. Feeling artsy? Explore one of the rooms designed by the artists in residence (they’re given free reign to transform a room).
Your perk: There’s nothing petit about the $50 food & beverage credit you’ll get with your stay.
Next time you visit New York, consider staying across the “pond” in Brooklyn. The William Vale is located in the heart of Williamsburg, boasting unparalleled views of the iconic Manhattan skyline. The building compelling architecture blends the urban with the luxurious, inspiring awe whether you’re simply walking by or checking in. But we’re here to talk about rooftops, so let’s get to it. Anyone can make a reservation at the rooftop bar Westlight, but it’s not an easy get for non-guests. Enjoy light bites by celebrity chef Andrew Carminelli (Locanda Verde) and zoom in on the city with observation binoculars (no quarters necessary) if you’re seeking a closer look. The pool is for hotel guests only – there’s no way around it. At 60ft, the Vale Pool is the longest outdoor pool in Brooklyn, so you can get all those laps in if you’re one of those people who work out on vacation, or grab a book poolside from the McNally Jackson outpost if you’re seeking more of a mental exercise.
Your perk: $50 off your stay! Yes, you read right. Just use promo code: YOUWILL.
If you loved The Great Gatsby and sometimes you feel like you were born in the wrong era, The Surrey is the ultimate hotel for you. Located on a quiet street in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, it was originally constructed in 1926 as a residence hotel. Ten years ago, they spent $60 million to restore the uniquely beautiful venue, paying homage to the art deco movement with each and every detail. The 2,300 square foot rooftop garden is teeming with English ivy and lavender-filled planters, boasting magical views of Central Park. Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure readers voted this otherworldly hotel as the best in NYC and JFK is a well-storied guest, but don’t take their word for it. Stay at the Surrey, sip on a Pimm’s cup, breathe in the flora, and channel your inner flapper.
Your perk: Ooh la la! Get a complimentary Express Spa Treatment each time you book through July 31, 2019.
Located in the historic landmark Commercial Exchange Building circa 1924, Freehand Los Angeles is anything but old news. Whimsical design and decor evoke a certain playfulness from the moment you check-in. And since we’re talking rooftops, it would be crazy not to mention the Broken Shaker (rooftop bar) is one of the most celebrated cocktail bars. Eater LA called it “one of America’s best cocktail bars,” it was a James Beard Award finalist, and it’s the “Best American Hotel Bar” according to Tales Of The Cocktail. But enough about the bar, let’s talk about the pool. Reserved for hotel guests only, you soak up the California sun from sunrise to sunset. Get your yoga fix on Saturday mornings, enjoy afrobeats on Thursday sunsets, and/or get involved in Wine Wednesdays.
Your perk: Dip, sip, and enjoy $50 off your stay with promo code: BEFREE.
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, SIXTY is a sleek, sophisticated, and stylish choice for your next trip to The City of Angels. Once you’ve satiated your shopping quota on Rodeo Drive, we suggest taking it back to the hotel’s insanely beautiful rooftop. 360-degree views and a cabana-lined pool might compel you to cancel your dinner plans and stick around for a rooftop movie night. Sip on elevated cocktails and enjoy elevated bar snacks, or hit up the $50 bottomless rosé brunch every Sunday.
Your perk: You’ll have more to spend on cocktails with 15% off your stay when you use code: SIXTY.
If you’re looking to see and be seen on your next trip to New York City, we suggest staying at The Standard, High Line. It’s an iconic piece of the Meatpacking District’s modern identity, and it simply doesn’t get better when it comes to location. Enjoy epic views of the city or Hudson river, depending on what side of the hotel your room is situated (ask when you book). Le Bain has been among the most buzzworthy NYC rooftops since the hotel opened in 2009, famous for its kelly green astroturf, turned up crowds, exclusive plunge pool, world-famous DJs, bustling dance floor, and jaw-dropping sunsets. And nothing beats walking by the line of anxious party-seekers when you flash your room key.
Your perk: Book with code: BITEME and get $50 off drinks and dishes during your stay.