Top 4 celebrity-spotting hotels in New York

Top 4 celebrity-spotting hotels in New YorkTop 4 celebrity-spotting hotels in New York.

Want to share a pool with Rihanna or dine next to Kim? Here are the top four hotels in New York City where you might casually run into your favorite celebrity.

The Standard, High Line.

Can you ever go wrong with an André Balazs property? From Los Angeles to New York, André Balazs hotels have been the favorite of young, hot Hollywood for decades. Originality is the focus of The Standard, High Line — from its “Peeping Tom” design (all rooms feature floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows) to the legendary party spaces, the opening of this Meatpacking District hotel raised the bar for the New York City hospitality scene.

Built above the High Line Park, the former elevated railroad that has been developed into a public park, The Standard, High Line features unparalleled views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. Two of the “toughest doors in Manhattan” can be found at The Standard, High Line — the Top of The Standard lounge (formerly The Boom Boom Room), and Le Bain Discotheque, a rooftop bar that also features a seasonal plunge pool. A-listers including Madonna, Miranda Kerr and Jay Z have all flocked to this hotel for exclusive events and nights out on the town.

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Gansevoort Park Avenue.

Contemporary. Sleek. Ultra-sexy. All adjectives that can describe any of the properties in the Gansevoort Hotel Group portfolio, which is probably why this brand is a celebrity favorite. Gansevoort hotels have a history of transforming the neighborhoods that surround them, starting with Hotel Gansevoort, which helped transform the smoking-hot party neighborhood of the Meatpacking District. 2010’s Gansevoort Park Avenue followed this trend after opening in the newly branded neighborhood — Nomad (North of Madison Square park) — bringing celebrities and stylish visitors to a neighborhood they’d most likely never visited before.

Kim Kardashian and her then-husband Kris Humphries famously lived in the Presidential Suite during the filming of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” and pop queens Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry like to call the hotel home when they visit the Big Apple. Maybe it has something to do with the loft-ceiling, luxury rooms and the hotel’s heated indoor-outdoor rooftop pool that features unobstructed views of the Empire State Building. Or perhaps celebrities love the fact that after a night of partying in the tri-level rooftop bar and lounge, they can unwind at Exhale, the mind-body spa best known for its unique spa therapies and transformational Core Fusion fitness program.

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