Press Lounge @ Ink48 – New York’s Answer to Ghostbar

On Friday night, after a Thai dinner with friends, we headed to Midtown West’s little slice of heaven in the sky called the Press Lounge at the Ink48 Hotel.  Ink48 is the latest and greatest Kimpton hotel in New York.  We got there early so-as to secure a good seat on the massive terrace that overlooks the majestic Manhattan skyline.  As I stared out into the distance and bright lights, I felt like I was transported back to the Ghostbar at The Palms in Las Vegas. 

There is a long shallow pool, as shown above, but it is not for really for swimming.  There is also separate pool for swimming, but it is closed in the evenings during bar hours.  The drink prices are expensive, as one would assume, but given the view and scene in general, you can’t help but feel like you are getting your money’s worth.   

Daytime view from the Press Lounge

Ink48 is located at 653 11th Avenue (48th Street and 11th Avenue) in Manhattan.  Be sure to check it out soon before the B&T crowd takes over.  But even if you have to wait on line to get in, its worth the wait.

And remember, what happens at the Press Lounge, stays at the Press Lounge. 

Bright Lights, Big City.

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