Cool and cosseting, this tower is a symbol of the Meatpacking District’s trendy charms and empties out onto the area’s plentiful chic bars, restaurants, boutiques, and clubs. One of the most stylish places to stay in New York, the Gansevoort boasts 166 rooms and 21 corner suites, featuring bay window seating or balconies, plasma TVs, deluxe showers that double as steam rooms, feather beds topped by 400-thread-count Egyptian linens, and custom furniture. Among its myriad other offerings are a scenic heated rooftop pool (lit with ever-changing colored light and boasting spectacular river views), the Hiro Haraguchi hair salon, and world-class pampering at the Gansevoort Spa (think: three infinity-edged hydro pools, expert treatments, and a superior steam room). Guests can work out at either the on-site fitness space or Clay, a luxury gym in the vicinity. All the while, glitzy types crowd into popular, multi-level Japanese eatery Ono (featuring both sushi and robata-style cuisine), grab nightcaps at O Bar, and take in the breeze of temperate summer nights in their al fresco garden lounge.