Hotel Rooftop Restaurants and Bars for the Last Weeks of Summer

Hotel Rooftop Restaurants and Bars for the Last Weeks of Summer
Whether you prefer to gaze at Rome's Colosseum, be dazzled by the NYC skyline or enjoy the changing leaves of Boston, there's a breathtaking view for everyone.

AROMA at Palazzo Manfredi (Rome)

Site-see Rome without leaving the comforts of your hotel. Located directly across from the Colosseum, the Domus Aurea and Neros Gardens, Palazzo Manfredi offers unprecedented views of ancient architecture in the famous “eternal city.” Enjoy dinner at the rooftop terrace AROMA restaurant, where guests can witness the illumination of the Colosseum as the sun sets in the distance. Overlooking the whole of Imperial Rome, AROMA is the only restaurant offering front row seats of the Colosseum. A theatrical setting that cannot be matched.

Gramercy Terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel (NYC)

Eighteen floors above Lexington Avenue at the Gramercy Park Hotel is Gramercy Terrace, the hotel's not-to-be-missed rooftop offering breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. With a retractable glass roof, the year-round, all-weather space serves up creations from celebrity chef Danny Meyer for breakfast, brunch and lunch and is also available for private dinners, cocktail parties and weddings. The indoor/outdoor setting blends tropical plants with 20th century masterpieces by Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst, for an enchanting escape from the bustling city streets.

XV Beacon's Rooftop Deck (Boston)

The luxurious XV Beacon located in the historic Beacon Hill, Boston, offers guests a bird's eye view of New England as summer turns to fall. The rooftop deck at XV Beacon provides the perfect vantage point for admiring the leaves turn, looking down on the historic architecture and the famous Charles River. Enjoy a glass of sparkling, red or white varieties from the hotel's Wine Cellar or a cocktail from the bar at Moo, while taking in the cooling temperatures. Experience Boston in all its splendor with the Fall into Fifteen package available September 22 through December 21. Rates starting at $400 USD.

Departure Restaurant at the Nines (Portland, OR)

Departure Restaurant located atop the Nines hotel in Portland, OR has two rooftop patios with sweeping views of downtown Portland, the Willamette River, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. Diners and drinkers soaking up the last rays of summer sunshine will enjoy traditional Asian dishes prepared with Northwest ingredients such as kobe meatballs and maguro karai honey sushi rolls, plus exotic cocktails, a global wine list and the city's largest sake list.

Omni Royal Orleans' Garden Rooftop Bar (New Orleans)

For the ultimate New Orleans experience, guests can enjoy a cocktail while overlooking the historic city at the Omni Royal Orleans garden rooftop bar. With panoramic views of the city, the garden rooftop serves as an observation deck of the iconic French Quarter and the Mississippi River and is the perfect place to unwind with friends and enjoy the vibrant culture of the city. While relaxing rooftop, guests can sip on the Omni Royal Orleans' famous “Washbucket Martini.” Made with the perfect combination of gin and vodka, the oversized martinis leave guests refreshed and wanting more.

La Terrazza at Hotel Continentale (Florence)

At the new La Terrazza of the trendy Hotel Continentale in Florence, guests can take in the sun setting over the Ponte Vecchio, relax on plush, bespoke furniture all while sipping a cocktail from their brand new menu inspired by Italian classics, including the Negroni (originally created right in Florence). The terrace bar's cocktail menu also offers “The Sweet Bubbling Life” (fruit-infused bellinis, sparkling champagne), “Dolce Vita Cocktails” (martinis, daiquiris), locally micro-brewed beer, and fine Italian wine. The ride up the Consorti Tower is almost as fun as the drinks with a new interactive iPad inside the elevator that allows guests to take photos of themselves on the trip up.