Between traveling for work and traveling to see family, I love to spend any time off staying put in New York City. A night in at a downtown NYC hotel is my kryptonite - I even got engaged at The Standard in Chelsea. That’s why I jumped at the chance to try out one of New York’s latest luxury hotel: citizenM. The marketing copy on the hotel website set the bar high: a smart hotel with no tired old cliches.
I had walked by citizenM hotel many times and its edgy outdoor art pieces has always caught my eye. Once inside, it’s easy to see that the cool artful lobby gives the Ace Hotel a run for its money. The laidback livingroom vibe made me feel comfortable and settled no matter what I was wearing as I walked in. The lucky hotel guests access the rooftop bar with a lush green theme and busy midtown views. My friends and I took full advantage of the cloudbar - it’s rare to find a rooftop bar in New York where you don’t have to fight the crowd and noise. I can’t be the only one who loves to check out the fitness situation at my accommodation, and I was even pleased with the gym with its city-views.
Free wi-fi and Instagrammable decor, that’s how you run a hotel in 2015.