A new hotel flag is flying in Manhattan. Pendry Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Pendry Manhattan West, the brand’s first hotel in New York City. In collaboration with Brookfield Properties, the hotel is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and features 164 luxury guest rooms, including 30 suites, with interiors by Gachot Studios. The luxury property has over 6,000 square feet of multi-purpose entertainment and meeting venues, each featuring natural light. Other amenities include a fitness center equipped with Peloton and Technogym equipment, a curated art collection spotlighting works by  both New York City and Los Angeles based artists and several food and beverage concepts including Bar Pendry, Garden Room and and signature restaurant, Zou Zou’s, which will offer an Eastern Mediterranean menu.

Spring 2022 will see the debut of a reservations-only whiskey bar on The Rooftop, serving the world’s finest Japanese whiskey and offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Pendry is located in Manhattan West, one of Brookfield Properties’ most ambitious large-scale development projects to date. The eight-acre, six-building mixed-use complex is a “superblock” that stretches from 9th Avenue to 10th Avenue and from 31st to 33rd Streets, complete with 250,000 square feet of retail anchored by Peloton’s “Peloton Studios,” a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art flagship location, as well as a 60,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market. A vibrant urban plaza with landscaped gardens and dynamic street-front retail brings together high-end, experiential shops and more than 25 food and beverage concepts, and public art and events by Arts Brookfield, Brookfield’s award-winning arts and entertainment program. Part of this commitment to the arts is embodied in Midnight Theatre, a contemporary variety theatre that highlights talent from the worlds of magic, music, comedy, Broadway and more. Pendry Manhattan West will provide guests exclusive access to the theater.

“New York City is unlike anywhere else -- it has its own gravitational pull, and is the nexus of design, fashion, luxury, culinary innovation, and hospitality in America,” said Michael Fuerstman, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Pendry Hotels & Resorts. “Opening Pendry Manhattan West is an opportunity for us to bring the things that inspire us as a brand to this iconic and electric city – we could not be more honored than to help define a new neighborhood and culture center for one of the great cities in the world.”

Pendry Manhattan West’s meeting space includes a 1,600-square-foot ballroom, an open concept gallery, a boardroom, a 1,637-square-foot outdoor terrace space filled with greenery, the Vista Lounge (debuting spring 2022) and The Parlour & The Mural, two rooms on the fourth fllor tht offer 291 and 530 square feet of space, respectively, for private dining, small events and meetings.


New York City offers meeting attendees thrills aplenty. Now there’s one more: a new “skyscraping” experience.


Rising 1,131 feet in the air and extending out 65 feet from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, the glass-floored Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere offering unparalleled 360-degree views of New York City's skyline. To make those views even more exhilarating, City Climb, the ultimate skyscraping adventure, challenges climbers to scale the outside of the building, and then lean out from the outdoor platfrom.



Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!


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