The US Open kicks off on Monday, meaning it's the first weekend of the summer that New Yorkers actually want to stay in the city (versus heading to the Hamptons to seek refuge from Manhattan's tourists and insufferable heat). Whether you're a local looking to booze before hitting up Arthur Ashe, or you're in town for the finals and want the ultimate crash pad, here are the top hotels to round out your US Open 2015 experience.
Drink: The St. Regis New York
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One of the stateliest (and most storied) hotels in Midtown, The St. Regis is a convenient spot to stop for a drink before making your way to the stadium. (It’s just a five-minute walk from the E subway line which tennis viewers can use to transfer to the 7, which runs to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens.) Since many of the games begin early, head into the historic King Cole Bar, rumored to have been the birthplace of the Bloody Mary cocktail.
Sleep: Omni Berkshire Place
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Just a few blocks from the St. Regis, the Omni Berkshire Place is a solid hotel pick for those in town for the Open. This year, the hotel is offering a special US Open Package, through September 13, which includes valet parking, subway tickets for transportation to and from the stadium, a late checkout, and special tennis-themed amenities.
Eat: The NoMad Hotel
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Despite recent trendy openings, such as this summer’s hit Sessanta at SIXTY SoHo, The NoMad has maintained its spot as one of the best hotels for foodies, thanks to its same-named, Michelin-starred restaurant. Fuel up before the games with a breakfast of pastries and gourmet spins on brunch classics, or come back for a lavish dinner afterwards; the famed chicken for two is not to be missed.
Play: One UN New York
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If you like to play tennis as well as watch it, the One UN New York is your best bet, as it’s the only hotel in Manhattan with its own indoor tennis court. Steps from the UN headquarters on the eastern edge of Midtown East, it also offers an indoor pool and great city views from most rooms.
Celebrity Stalk: The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
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No stranger to celebrities (everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Victoria Beckham has stayed here) The Carlyle likely presents your best chance for spotting a celebrity who is also in town for the US Open — and perhaps even playing in it. Roger Federer has crashed here between matches for numerous tournaments, and the hotel even has a suite named in his honor.
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