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New York is officially one of the most Instagrammed cities in the world. It is iconic and when you stay there, you surely want a room with a view of those Manhatten skyscrapers. One step better than this is to book a room at a hotel with a rooftop terrace where you can sit out and enjoy a beer or a swim right at the very top of a Manhatten skyscraper. We have picked some of the best places to do this; swim, drink and enjoy New York like a bird, even in the winter!

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Times Square EDITION

We start with the brand new Times Square EDITION which will open in 2018 and offers a rather lovely and rather large rooftop beer garden. Located at 701 Seventh Avenue on the corner of 47th Street, this brand new hotel features 452 guest rooms and a signature restaurant leading out onto a 5,800 sq. ft. beer garden and event deck overlooking Times Square. An all-day dining venue also featuring terraces with views of Times Square, but the sheer size of the beer garden will make this one of the most exciting places to drink in the Big Apple.

Gansevoort Hotel

Gansevoort Hotel in New York offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River from it’s rooftop pool and terrace. Sink into a lounge chair, sip on your favourite cocktail or enjoy a Mediterranean dish from Zezura bar. This rooftop pool is heated and features underwater lights for those who like a night-time swim. You can actually buy your way into this pool with a day-pass ($250) for all-day access, complete with complimentary towels and fruit. The good news is that this pool is even open in the winter, so it’s perfect for a toasty sunset dip with a view of the Empire State Building, even if snowflakes are falling.

The Beach at the Dream Downtown Hotel

The Beach at the Dream Downtown Hotel offers a beach environment while staying in the city, be it summer or winter, as this pool is also heated and open all year round. The Beach at the Dream Downtown Hotel features white sand imported from Montauk and Cote D’Azur-inspired chaise lounges. Dream Downtown holds a 4,800-square foot beach, DJ booth, pool bar and grill with private poolside cabana’s where you can book a massage or spa treatments and the pool features glass-bottom portholes that look down into the hotel lobby. Non-guests are also welcome with a $60 day pass.

Soho House

Soho House is known for having the most celebrity-studded pool deck in the city. The pool is open to guests and members only and is open all year round. This swanky, 6th-floor, 32-foot heated pool is surrounded by a Manhattan view with an adjacent rooftop restaurant and lined with chaise lounges for your rest and relaxation pleasures.

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