Revel in the upbeat atmosphere of this chic hotel in stylish Chelsea on the West Side of Manhattan.

Inspired by its former life as the National Maritime Union headquarters in the 1960s, this hip downtown hotel features a unique ocean liner-inspired frontage that’s dotted with porthole windows. Stepping into the lobby, you’ll be struck by the energetic buzz that travels with you from the busy streets and the contemporary atmosphere that echoes the neighbourhoods of Chelsea and Greenwich Village beyond.

After a morning exploring the colourful Chelsea Market or taking in the unique views from the High Line, you can spend the afternoon floating in the glass-bottomed pool, watching guests come and go from the lobby below. Jump out to relax on Manhattan’s only man-made sand beach and enjoy a refreshing cocktail from the Pool Deck bar. Enjoy a spa treatment or massage in one of the pool-side cabanas, while the DJ adds to the beach club vibe.

The emphasis at here is on providing a place to stay and a place play. At the funky Bodega Negra restaurant, an enormous disco ball covered in pennies hangs from the ceiling, while antique tequila barrels and authentic mariachi uniforms line the walls and a delicious upscale Mexican menu is on offer. Styled towards urban travellers looking to experience the New York City nightlife, the hotel is home to the popular PH-D Rooftop Lounge, to which guests have priority entry. Offering views out across the Hudson River and the Empire State Building, this rooftop nightclub and lounge bar promises the ultimate penthouse party with guest DJs and a delicious sharing menu.

With Happy Hour starting at 5pm and a salon on site, it’s easy to prepare for the night ahead. After dancing into the early hours of the morning, retreat to a comfortable, modern room. Continuing the nautical theme and offering unique porthole windows that show off the West Side’s New York skyline, the rooms here range from Bronze Queen Rooms with tech-savvy amenities, blackout blinds and comfortable pillow-topped beds, to spacious Platinum Suite Rooms with a separate living area and plush amenities. For a healthy and refreshing pick-me-up to help you recover from the night before, head to the Bodega Negra Café before heading out to explore more of the sights.

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Key information

Located near the popular Chelsea Market, unique High Line and hip West Village.

Airport transfer time: Approx. 40 minutes from LaGuardia airport and 45-90 minutes from JFK International Airport, depending on traffic
Rooms: 314

Good to know

Credit card required at time of check-in for incidental charges. Minimum check-in age is 18 years for the lead guest.

Insider tips

PH-D can get a little noisy at night, so if you’re after a peaceful night’s sleep, opt for a room below the 11th floor.

Accommodation information

314 loft-style rooms and suites

Activities

• Float above the lobby in the glass-bottomed pool • Dance the night away at the PH-D Rooftop Lounge • Enjoy a spa treatment poolside*. 

Dining

4 restaurants and bars

*Denotes local charge