New York Staycations: Suite Life

Enjoy the zen vibes of the ocean or the high impact of a boxing workout from the comfort and privacy of a NYC hotel.
The Destination Haus bungalow brings Hamptons charm to city dwellers. Photography: Carlyn Vellante

By Nancy Kane

Beloved by insiders like Hannah Bronfman and Molly Sims, East Hampton’s Destination Haus heads to Rockaway Beach to create a dream beach bungalow. The vibrant Rockaway Hotel was the perfect home for Destination Haus to transform a guest home into a space where surf-chic décor marries urban life, thanks to Laureen Vellante’s abstract photographs of the ocean and surf culture and artist Sam Malpass’ custom mixed-media surfboards made with vintage surf magazines and paint. For dining, the brand’s signature picnic setup makes the perfect spot for special celebrations, or a girls’ night out. The bungalow is also a design showroom, and guests can shop for every item on display through a QR code. Destination Haus at The Rockaway Hotel is located at 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive, Rockaway Park, Queens; 718.474.1216

Photo by Alyssa Brieloff
Rooftop cardio training with Liteboxer at the Williamsburg Hotel. Photograph courtesy of the Williamsburg Hotel

At the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, guests can take a swing at pandemic fatigue at the “Live & Work (Out)” suite, a perfect antidote to the quarantine blues. Two spacious rooms (one for work; one for rest) and a fabulous terrace overlooking Manhattan’s skyline feature a home gym complete with the new Liteboxer—a heart-pounding pugilistic workout with innovative tech to take your workout way beyond the ring. The program, which simulates boxing in a slim and sleek stand-up design, combines gaming technology with celebrity trainers and pro athletes who coach you into sweating away all that stress. In the heart of Williamsburg, the hotel’s amenities include a rooftop pool.

Courtesy of The Williamsburg Hotel

The Live & Work (Out) Suite at The Williamsburg Hotel is located at 96 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn; 718.362.8100