Hudson Yards, New York City
Equinox Hotel, Hudson Yards
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What it is
The first hotel from the megawatt gym brand is a paean to wellness on every level—with a spa and on-site SoulCycle—in the newly iconic Hudson Yards.
What it isn't
Stuck inside. The hotel has an 8,000-square-foot rooftop terrace that feels like it hovers alongside the Manhattan skyline (and adorned with a sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, no less).
What we think
Some of the world’s most devoted and driven people are members of Equinox ultra-luxe fitness clubs, and not solely because they’re places to see and be seen, from London to SoCal. The sleek and elite vibe extends to the brand’s first (of many) hotels, Equinox Hotel New York. Here, all 212 rooms are tech-forward enough to wow an ultra-toned George Jetson, including an iPad that draws the blackout shades and more; clinical-grade filtered air and water; a triple head shower whose glass walls become private at the touch of a button; bath products tailored to both a.m. and p.m. made with herbs grown on-site; soundproofing that includes the 10-foot floor to ceiling windows (a blessing in frenetic Midtown). Still not sleeping well, despite the downy soft king sized bed swaddled in linen and goose down duvets? Just call the Equinox Sleep Coach. Ah, New York: the city that always sleeps.
You're here because
You’re devoted to the latest and greatest, and this is both. Plus, with the bottomless fitness classes and 27,000-square-foot spa complete with cryotherapy and an infrared sauna on-site, this may be the first time you actually *lose* weight on a trip to New York.
You weren’t particularly hungry when you settled into the 24th-floor perch at Electric Lemon, but then you got your first glance of the menu. Deviled crab? Crispy polenta fries? A chocolate moon rock with honeycomb and goat’s milk ice cream? Wellness has never tasted so very insubordinate, and you’re living for it.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant & Bar- fresh, seasonal elevated American cuisine on the 24th-floor
Within Hudson Yards, the 25 billion dollar development taking a formerly meh corner of Chelsea to new heights, literally (note the Vessel structure, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, which seemed to take over Instagram as a latter day Eiffel Tower when it opened in 2019).