By Haiting Tan.
While New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, sleep is not the only thing that New Yorkers are deprived of. In a city crowded with skyscrapers and apartments, a rooftop pool is the ultimate symbol of luxury. Sitting on the 18th floor of The James Hotel in Soho, JIMMY offers indoor and outdoor spaces with a lounge and pool with 360 degree views of Manhattan. Providing a modern spin on a typical bar, the rooftop pub incorporates a sleek 70s in its decor. As outdoor space is a premium in NYC, JIMMY is the perfect respite to enjoy the warm summer weather while taking a dip in the pool against a breathtaking backdrop.
The bar is lined with herringbone wood floors, decorated with chic furniture, surrounded by a maroon colored tile wall, and features a functioning fireplace that patrons can enjoy during the harsh winters. Don’t be disappointed when you can’t venture outside of the inside conversation pit due to the frosty weather as the pub is swanked by 14 inch windows so pub-goers can admire the city’s stunning architecture and unparalleled view all year round.
As the temperature rises in the big apple, pub-goers swarm to Jimmy to bask out in the sun and take a dip in the pool. Guests can relax on the lounges or sunbath on the roof deck while soaking in the city’s beautiful scenery.
Despite its intimate setting that can only accommodate up to 70 people indoors, Jimmy’s ideal location and ambience attracts the trendiest crowds in the TriBeCa area. Enjoy a variety of cocktails that patrons can choose from including the ODB, a martini paired with celery, olives and blue cheese. Although it might feel a little odd sipping $20 cocktails with plastic cups, the spectacular view and music booming in the background certainly makes up for it.
Evoking the cool downtown vibe of Soho, The James Hotel has a sleek and modern decor with rooms that reflect stylish loft style living. Every room is decked in a neutral palette with contemporary furnishings that provide a stylish and luxurious retreat in the heart of downtown. Savor the flavors of celebrity chef David Burke whose namesake Kitchen is the signature restaurant at The James, and is also considered to be one of the top dining destinations in the city. As one of the most revered chefs in America, his unique approach to creating signature dishes has garnered him accolades throughout the industry and you can have all of this without leaving the property.