The Roof, offering stunning views of Manhattan.

Up on the Roof

New York’s Public hotel ushers in a new brand of luxury

At 70, Ian Schrager of Studio 54 fame is not resting on his disco laurels. Schrager’s latest venture is Public, a hotel designed by Herzog & de Meuron on the Lower East Side. From its 367 rooms noted for “effortless, timeless, purist design” to The Roof (pictured), where indoor and outdoor porches deliver panoramic 360-degree views of Manhattan, the property was conceived to provide democratic “luxury for all.” Rates from $150. publichotels.com