In the series of articles that inspired us
By AnneLise Sorensen - 9th October 2015
Though there aren't many NYC hotels with pools, the ones available are often stunning and offer amenities like sky-high skyline views, adjacent full-service spas and even swimming lessons
Le Parker Meridien
“Uptown. Not uptight,” is the slogan of elegant yet trendy Parker Meridien in Midtown, and the same can be said of its 40-foot-long 42nd-floor pool, thanks to the nighttime hours. Yes, this is a pool that lets its hair down, so to speak, and stays open late — until 11pm during the week, and 9pm on weekends. The hotel also offers poolside room service, so you can enjoy drinks and nibbles along with gorgeous views of the New York City skyline and Central Park. And those nibbles are juicy burgers from the hotel’s famous Burger Joint. Even better, the pool isn’t just for hotel guests. Fork over $150 for a day pass, and you’ll get full access to the pool as well as the underground Gravity gym, with its state-of-the-art machines, classes and racquetball and basketball courts. Here you’ll also find Moonshine (the spa, not the illicit drink), with services ranging from massages to facials. Move from the pool to the spa to Burger Joint and back again, and you might never even miss the outside world. 119 W. 56th St., from $399.