Luxury Hotel, Dining, + Nightlife: Dream Downtown Is The Chicest Summer Hotspot

One of the chicest and trendiest hotels in New York City, Dream Downtown embodies full-service luxury with edgy design, indulgent amenities, and a multitude of on-site dining and nightlife venues, including: The Beach, a 5,000-square-foot rooftop pool scene with Manhattan’s only sand beach, and PHD Rooftop Lounge, the ultimate outdoor penthouse offering skyline views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building, which are both now open and accepting reservations.

Inspired by modern artist Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, Dream Downtown’s stainless-steel exterior and porthole windows reflect a storied maritime past. The hotel’s 315 loft-style guestrooms and suites were designed to evoke an industrial-chic aesthetic, capturing the essence of downtown art legend Andy Warhol’s Factory. The two-story Guest House presidential suite features a 2,500 sq. ft. garden terrace, glass-bottom Jacuzzi and exclusive VIP guest amenities.

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Food and Beverage Director for Dream Downtown, Jon Daly, has been with PHD for 10 years, running one of the city’s leading nightclubs, PHD Rooftop Lounge, and has easily become one of the most sought out men in the industry.

BELLA chatted with him to see what he had to say about this iconic New York City staple…

In 2011, Tao Group’s first New York Hotel partnership was underway to create Downtowns first ONE STOP SHOP, a Nightlife themed boutique hotel, fully programed from 6am to 6am – a collection of food and beverage outlets, two nightclubs, two restaurants, an outdoor pool, and other amenities, employing over 150 Tao Group team members in this 315 room hotel, and presidential suite with glass bottom hot tub.

After a decade of service, we are a staple in the nightlife industry. PHD continues to be a desired hotspot, even with the saturation and competition of so many nightclubs throughout lower Manhattan. I attribute that to the service we provide, and the ambience that PH-D offers; the city sweeping views, chic crowd, great music, and thoughtful programming.

The history we have built has propelled us through a difficult 16 months, challenging everything we have created, but we made it through operating safely during a pandemic and coming out on top, and New Yorkers have never been more excited to be back!

We have been through many changes, but PHD is constantly elevating and remaining more than relevant.

After 10 years, I’m still proud to call PHD home.

Jon Daly, Food and Beverage Director, Dream Downtown


PHD Rooftop Lounge is the ultimate penthouse, featuring timeless, luxurious finishes, including Italian Portoro marble, Macassar ebony, nickel finish walls, and amber Venini glass chandeliers. Their exquisite, panoramic, Manhattan skyline view includes direct lines of sight to the Hudson River and Empire State Building. Seating is at custom-built Italian leather banquettes with marble tables and cozy outdoor seating niches on the open-air outdoor terrace. Amenities include two full-service bars, fully equipped DJ booth, state of the art lighting, audio, internet and multimedia capabilities, and a retractable canopy for the outdoor terrace. One of Manhattans top hotspots for after work cocktails, elaborate nightlife programming, and sky-high parties all weekend long, PHD Rooftop is the perfect rooftop venue for the summer season!

Hours of Operation

Friday, 9PM-4AM

Saturday Programming includes:

Sunset Saturdays, 5PM-11PM

Saturday Late night, 11PM-4AM

Sunday 5PM-12AM

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