Leading the pack in the trendy downtown hotel scene.
Hotelier Vikram Chatwal hit the mark when he opened not one, but two of his Dream brand hotels in New York. Though the Big Apple is not short of hip properties, this one attracts more than its fair share of see-and-be-scenesters. Located between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea in a modern 1960s building designed by Albert Ledner, this hotel offers loft-style accommodations (including a Duplex Presidential Suite) stocked with wireless, multi-line phones with voicemail, 40-inch LED TVs with iPod and computer compatibility, laptop safes and custom Etro bath products. Some rooms come with Juliet balconies, and pet-friendly rooms are available. PH-D Rooftop Lounge and Beach features an intimate pool (essential at any self-respecting trendy NYC hotel these days), boasting a glass bottom that looks down into the lobby. Note that this area can be closed for private events; in addition, the hotel has a ballroom and other meeting spaces. House dining includes Romera New York (holistic haute cuisine) and Marble Lane (steakhouse).