• New York Bowery Hotel Opens Rooftop Bar

     
    POSTED January 31, 2019
     

citizenM, a pioneer of affordable luxury hotels, has announced the opening of its new rooftop bar and lounge, cloudM. Spanning the entire 21st floor of the citizenM New York Bowery hotel in Lower Manhattan, cloudM features an outdoor terrace and indoor deck with 360-degree views of New York.

A quirky menu at cloudM includes select spirits, beers, wines and mocktails. An extensive cocktail list specially curated for the Bowery property includes with ingredients like makrut leaf-infused Bombay Sapphire, Buddha’s Hands Limoncello, lemongrass, centella asiatica soda and watermelon wine. Light bites, offering takes on playful comfort foods with an element of surprise, are also served at the bar.

Each month, cloudM will host a variety of events, including Music Mondays with performances from different local artists, Creative Wednesdays with inspirational talks and workshops, and Tasting Thursdays, where different Lower East Side chefs will prepare small bites for bar guests. 

Designed by Amsterdam-based firm concrete, a long-time partner of citizenM, the bar features floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized chandeliers, and colorful Vitra chairs and couches. Above the bar area is a a dramatic rendering of the view, painted by Jonathan ‘Meres One’ Cohen – the New York-based lead artist of 5 Pointz creates – featuring a dynamic display of his well-known wild tags and layering technique.

cloudM will remain open throughout the year, and is accessible to both hotel guests and the general public.

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

The new reality for in-person meetings and events is coming into focus. While gatherings were cancelled or went virtual during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, states are now slowly beginning to reopen and move toward a return to in-person gatherings. Associated Luxury Hotels International, or ALHI, published safety recommendations for planners, hotels, airlines and more, as society begins to formulate safety guidelines for travel, tourism, meetings and events.  

 

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.