Yesterday, I went to The Press Lounge, located in Midtown West on 48th and 11th.
The Press Lounge is the rooftop lounge at Ink48 hotel, and offers some of the most amazing views available in Manhattan. Despite being on the pricey side, The Press Lounge is one of the best rooftops I have been to in the City.
While I love the view, and can stomach the prices, a slight turnoff is that we seemed to be the only English speaking guests at the bar. I learned this is because the Hotel is a hot-spot for international tourists who make up much of the customer base. Why not go outside-the-box?
Along with The Press Lounge, Ink48 Hotel also has the esteemed restaurant PRINT, located on the first floor of the building.
Noticing a theme here? Ink, Press, Print…well that is because the building is actually a former printing house. The entire hotel has been themed around the building’s history, playing off the elements of print, news, and the publishing industry. Their signature slogan “make a mark” has inspired design and photography easily spotted throughout the venue.
The Press Lounge
653 11th Ave, NY NY, 10036
Mon-Tues, Sun: 5:30-1AM
5 Star View, 2 Star Price $$$$