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For a city that supposedly never sleeps, there sure are a lot of beds in New York City. And guess what? Thanks to an influx of new hotels opening all around the Big Apple, there are now even more options than ever before. And they’re popping up in buzzy areas finally enjoying their time in the spotlight (we’re looking at you NoMad and Brooklyn!). These are the six new hotels in NYC that really do have something for everyone. Check them out below.

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Life Hotel

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The neighborhood: NoMad
The deets: Life goes on in the form of this new hotel. And the life we’re talking about here is Life magazine because the building here was originally the home to the iconic periodical until 1936. In its current iteration, classic New York style (cast-iron columns in the marble-floored lobbies) gets a modern upgrade (sleek, white rooms featuring 60-inch TVs paired with Google Chromecast). And don’t forget to order a drink in the basement bar, which is a loving nod to the space’s past as a speakeasy where Life staffers would sneak sips during the Prohibition era.
Nearby attraction: Another classic New York landmark—The Empire State Building—is just a short, ten minute walk from here.


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

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The neighborhood: Dumbo
The deets: New Yorkers have been buzzing about the awesome views from the rooftop bar at this new Brooklyn hotel. Because rooftop bars aren’t a dime a dozen (yet) in this part of the city, the view of the city from this vantage point is still pretty rare. And while anyone can wait in line to gain entry to the bar, hotel guests get first dibs, as well as access to the whole rooftop, which includes a small pool and lounge area. In the rooms, you’ll find warm tones, thanks to the use of wood and leather in the decor, a luxurious marble rain-head shower, and yes, breathtaking views from the windows.
Nearby attraction: If you ever wanted to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (and you totally should!), this is a good home base.


Hotel RL by Red Lion

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The neighborhood: Bushwick
The deets: Bushwick is one of Brooklyn’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, so if you want to get on the ground floor of this nabe’s coolness, this hotel is good place to start. You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck here, with rates lower than what you’d find in Manhattan and other parts of this borough. Included with your stay are free bicycle rentals, as well as a wake-up call with gratis Victrola coffee.
Nearby attraction: While you explore the ever-changing neighborhood, make sure to check out the graffiti-covered walls by the Bushwick Collective—it’s the perfect spot for an impromptu Instagram photo shoot.

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The neighborhood: Lower East Side
The deets: Speaking of Instagram, stylish New Yorkers have been filling their feeds with shots of the mirrored, dramatically-lit copper escalators that greet you as you walk into Ian Schrager’s new luxury hotel. The hotspot is home to an equally glam rooftop bar and comfy rooms that feature an oh-so-trendy minimalistic vibe. In addition to chic rooms, the property boasts a retail store and two new restaurants from in-demand chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The hotel plans to keep room rates on the affordable side by scrapping typical old-school hotel offerings like bellmen and concierges.
Nearby attraction: Keep your trip cool and on the cutting edge by checking out the ultra modern art at The New Museum.

The Hoxton Williamsburg

The Neighborhood: Williamsburg
The deets: Set to open later in 2017, we’re still awaiting full details on this highly-anticipated hotel. But this is what we do know: The hotel plans to honor Brooklyn’s original hipster ‘hood with exposed brick and hip furniture in the lobby and other public spaces. The cozy rooms feature Dusen Dusen bed linens and bookshelves filled with titles curated by local influencers. And yes, there will be a rooftop bar.
Nearby attraction: The massive Brooklyn Bowl is just a block away, where not only can you knock over a few pins but also check out live music from cool bands and DJs.

The Beekman

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Photo courtesy of the Beekman

The neighborhood: Financial District
The deets: Even though this hotel is barely a year old, it oozes old-school charm. That’s because the actual building dates back to the early 1880s, and its facade was declared an official New York City landmark in 1998. When the Thompson Hotels group took over the space, they restored its nine-story atrium and skylight, and when you look up at it, you really do feel like you’ve stepped into a New York of yesteryear. The rooms, however, feature all modern amenities (Chromecast-compatible flatscreen TVs) with classic touches like nightly turndown service.
Nearby attraction: The views from the Freedom Tower’s One World Observatory are unmatched and definitely worth your time. 

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