From enchanting green spaces to flower-filled terraces, these open-air gathering places encourage guests to take a break outside.
Gramercy Park Hotel
Gramercy Terrace, Gramercy Park Hotel, New York
Eighteen floors above Manhattan’s most exclusive private park sits Gramercy Terrace, a restaurant-turned-event space that—in its nearly hundred-year history—has hosted a wealth of high-profile engagements, including the weddings of actor Humphrey Bogart and designer Narciso Rodriguez. Its indoor-outdoor rooftop garden mixes tropical plants with 20th-century masterpieces. (The unofficial “Warhol Room” houses nine portraits by the artist.) Bathed in sun streaming through the retractable glass roof, guests can enjoy menus created by restaurateur Danny Meyer and sample creative cocktails that change—like garden blooms—with the season. Rooms start at $450; 2 Lexington Ave.; 212-920-3300; gramercyparkhotel.com.