The Press Lounge – Manhattan at Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel

Rooftop bars seem to be sprouting up in top cities across the globe with chic settings, stellar views, gourmet cocktails and small plates. The Press Lounge is no exception, with its sleek modern design and breezy setting atop the 16th floor of the Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel set in Manhattan’s vibrant Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.

Conceptualized by Adam Block, The Press Lounge is a luxe rooftop bar and lounge, partially enclosed by full-volume glass walls including one huge retractable steel-framed glass garage door. Tall glass railings embrace the terraces, allowing views of the city lights and nearby Hudson River to come into play from virtually every angle of this hip retreat in the sky.

Gorgeous slate flooring occupies most of the lounge’s terrace, while a wood-planked deck offers a more casual setting for another patio which features a sunken, private dining area with marble table.  One indoor-outdoor space features transparent weather drapery which can be opened or closed accordingly. This vast area receives arrangements of contemporary dark resin wicker sofas with orange cushions and glass-topped square cocktail tables lining its perimeter.

The star feature of this outdoor zone is the slim, elongated reflecting pool which features a tiled mosaic and recessed panels growing live green grass. This amazing water feature rests alongside seating ensembles of modern wicker furnishings including tulip-style chairs, freeform settees and poof ottoman tables with votives. The water is illuminated with changing LED lighting, so as the sun sets the energetic vibe builds. Small smooth concrete stools line the other side of the pool, creating casual seating options for patrons as they sip under the stars.

A striking visual, the orb-shaped steel fire-box emits heat during the more chilly seasons, while built-in heating lamps within the interior glass enclosures provide warmth discreetly. Planted greenery is arranged across the terraces further enhancing this already lush city setting.

The Press Lounge elegantly portrays modern hospitality design with sophisticated, yet fundamental elements of water, fire, earth and air–spectacular!

Posted by Suzanne at 4 November, 2013

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