Possibly one of the funkiest hotels in New York, the Dream Downtown is situated between the hip and trendy Meatpacking District and the charming area of Chelsea. The striking architecture of the exterior of the hotel was born out of the original structure which was formerly a maritime building, and the original porthole shaped windows have remained as a unique characteristic of the building.
The Dream Downtown feature 315 loft-style accommodations and offer all the modern amenities such as flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations plus oversized porthole windows. A number of rooms offer private balconies, some offer direct access to the hotels pool and others have uninterrupted views of the New York Skyline and Empire State Building.
On entering the hotel, the open plan reception area, lounge and restaurant provides a club like atmosphere and includes the unique feature of peek-a-boo glass port holes in the bottom of the pool where those in the lounge can look up through the swimming pool to the skies above.
The Dream Downtown features an outdoor heated pool and Beach Club with luxury sun loungers, a beach bar with imported sand. The pool features a semi translucent floor and glass portholes, allowing swimmers views of the lobby below. On warmer evenings a series of events transform the pool to an exclusive beach lounge with an Ibiza atmosphere.
The very, very popular PH-D Bar and Club is situated on the hotel's rooftop and boasts without doubt some of the best views of the New York Skyline, a perfect spot for an afternoon cocktail while sitting on the outdoor terrace, the Nacho's and Guacamole are amazing. Late evening and in to the early hours of the morning, the PH-D lounge transforms to one of the hottest rooftop clubs in the city.
The surrounding neighbourhoods of the Meatpacking District, Chelsea and SoHo are the place to be seen. Regenerated over the last few years, this area has a bohemian atmosphere and boasts a vast range of restaurants, cafes and bars, nightclubs and boutiques. The Chelsea Market is housed in the former National Biscuit Factory and is an enclosed food court and shopping mall. The High Line is a public park built on an elevated disused freight train line and starts from the Meatpacking District at Gansevoort Street and continues to 30th Street, offering you a unique view of the city.
Please note: use of the pool deck is reserved exclusively for hotel guests from 8am to sunset, guests are guaranteed access to the rooftop from 5:30-9:30pm (after which time it is at the discretion of the doorman).