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Summer in The City

Posted By on June 2, 2010 in Venues |

Summer in NYC is a great time minus the humidity. While people travel to the Hamptons and to the Jersey Shore on weekends, weeknight happy hours travel upstairs to many of NYC’s rooftops. Currently, Ifill Events is planning many charities, birthdays, and corporate events on these rooftops so please do not hesitate to contact us for your rooftop event. While there are many rooftops in NYC, I will focus on three top choices. Enjoy!

Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street

Underneath the bright and iconic, red “Empire Hotel” sign is 8,000 square feet of beauty. Although the journey upstairs in their “cozy” elevators can be a bit of a hassle and the cocktails are expensive (the problem with every rooftop), the crowd is pleasing and the views are simply fantastic! Overlooking famous NYC staples such as Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center and the Hudson River, The Empire Hotel is great for networking, lounging, dancing, and even dating. The East Terrace hosts bottle service, lounging, and smoking. The West Terrace is perfect for lounging and has a bar with a retractable roof so rain or shine, one can have an excellent experience. The main section with booths, tables, and a very large bar is great too and still has an incredible view up Broadway. If you have the budget I would highly recommend your next event at the Empire Hotel.

Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street

I have been told that Hudson Terrace used to be a horse stable which is very interesting but makes sense since it is all the way by 12th Avenue. While this may seem like a long way, it is well worth it once inside. The fact that they have two levels makes this venue perfect for a large or small scale event. From live music to a simple wine tasting, Hudson Terrace is beautiful and versatile. The rooftop terrace features cabanas, a retractable roof and cozy cream-colored sofas ideal for lounging with cocktails. The Salon and Outdoor Garden Terrace gives you the option to be indoors or outdoors with bars set up on both sides. With so many options within the space, Ifill Events can accommodate just about any event within the pretty Hudson Terrace.

251 West 48th Street

While the entrance and single elevator downstairs is not exactly pretty, enjoy a gritty NYC adventure and take the walk down the long hallway. Enjoy the breeze upstairs in the outdoor space with a retractable roof. They have a bar and grill with lovely cocktails, lounge areas with comfortable couches and daybeds for you and your guests. You are sure to find a banquette or private nooks somewhere. Downstairs is very chic and has a wall of lit candles to enjoy while you sip a specialty cocktail. This tiny room is one of the best lounges in New York City. This room is great for a corporate event or charity fundraiser.

I have to also give special attention to the brand new rooftop at the Ink48 Hotel on 11th Avenue. I am looking forward to working with them in the near future.