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Even though Summer doesn’t officially start for another couple of weeks, Mother Nature seems to be thinking two steps ahead of everyone else as we are already feeling the heat across Manhattan!  This leaves some great options as Manhattanites to get out there on those Summer Fridays and weekends to enjoy what this city has to offer.  Well, one amazing hotel has so much to offer under one location, that you might just find yourself there each and every weekend!  This hotel is The Dream Downtown, located on W. 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue.

Located a mile from Union Square and a couple of blocks away from the breathtaking Chelsea Highline, The Dream Downtown is a gorgeous hotel to enjoy both in and out of, and has a lot to offer for its guests upon check in.  Take a look at the bevy of options to enjoy this summer season.

For the daytime when the heat gets to be too much:

Credit: The Dream Downtown
Credit: The Dream Downtown

The Beach at Dream Downtown: Take a dip and enjoy an unconventional downtown oasis. The Beach consists of a 5,000 sq ft deck, featuring 800 sq ft of imported sand, two private cabanas with flat-screen televisions, a DJ booth, and a heated glass-bottom swimming pool. To compliment the day in the sun, the bar and grill offers a variety of flavorful and refreshing cocktails, as well as light bites from a seasonally evolving menu. The Beach will offer day passes for non-hotel guests to indulge in all of the amenities the venue has to offer. Day passes are available for $60/each

Credit: The Dream Downtown
Credit: The Dream Downtown

PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown: Outdoor terrace with uninterrupted views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building, bespoke cocktails and delectable small bites prepared by Chef Mike Armstrong.

PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown: Escape the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan with expansive skyline views and a summer beverage selection ranging from refreshing cocktails to large format pitchers that can be paired with an elevated food menu.

And once the sun goes down…

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Credit: Dream Downtown

The Electric Room at Dream Downtown: A nightclub alternative with a rock and roll vibe located on the lower level featuring a full bar serving bespoke cocktails and a state-of-the-art sound system.

Credit: Dream Downtown
Credit: Dream Downtown

Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown: Located on lobby level amidst the cozy, intimate, moodily-lit “Tudor Hacienda” décor, Chef Michael Armstrong’s upscale Mexican menu is designed for sharing small plates as well as large format specialties.

The Rickey at Dream Midtown: An energetic and inviting cocktail lounge, with an unconventional mixed drinks menu and a sophisticated yet accessible wine program, located off the lobby. Conceptualized by acclaimed mixologist Johnny Swet, the signature cocktail menu features fresh ingredients and innovative cocktailing methods.

Sounds like a damn good time!  For more information on The Dream Downtown, check out their official site.