The Dream Hotel recently opened its glamorous doors Downtown. The project which took almost five years to complete, and around $280 million had to rise to the standards of the already established places located in close proximity: The Standard and The Gansevoort. But The Dream certainly proves to be a threatening competitor. Last week, I had the privilege to go on a private tour of the entire space, and I was pleasantly surprised, so I’m going to share part of the experience. While walking in the Meatpacking District where it is located, I had no troubles spotting the hotel. The modern architecture is truly unique, entirely made of metal with round windows, and glass doors. Once you step in their shinny lobby, you will immediately feel transported into a futuristic world. Chandeliers, walls entirely made of glass, and the high-end furniture blend in together, creating a superb, modern space.

If you are only visiting the hotel, you can either grab a bite in their restaurant downstairs, or dip into their glass-bottom pool. But if you are too shy to go in for a swim – in fact the glass bottom of the pool is the ceiling of the lobby, just get a ten on their improvised sand. Great opportunity to show off that bikini body. But now let’s talk about my absolute favorite part of the hotel – the stunning PH bar. Located on the top floor, the bar offers amazing views of the city, a modern decor, fun cocktails, and NYC’s best crowd. Even though the bar is meant to be simply an amenity for the hotel’s guests, their parties are populated by a melting pot of socialites, celebrities, financiers, mixed in with the fashion world and the more creative types. So, yes, this is the new hot spot in town, and it is not just a ‘Dream’.