Brides, we know you’re on the lookout for fun ways to celebrate your upcoming nuptials with your girlfriends, so plan a weekend getaway from Long Island and head right to downtown New York City, where you’ll find fabulous luxury accommodations and top-notch service at Trump Soho. The neighborhood offers an abundance of chic shopping, art galleries, cool restaurants and it’s just steps away from the nightlife hubs of Tribeca and the West Village.
But once inside the hotel,which has 391 massive guestrooms and suites (ask for connecting rooms if there’s a whole lot of you!) featuring spectacular floor-t0-ceiling windows providing views to die for, you may be tempted to just stay put — during warm weather months, you and your gal pals can hang out poolside at Bar d’Eau, featuring a deck with amazing views of the west side of Lower Manhattan.
In cooler weather, the newly added Mr. Jones offers a sophisticated, elegant and fun bar experience — perfect for custom cocktails after a great meal at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Koi Soho, combining sleek and sushi.
A weekend away isn’t complete without pampering! So be sure to make reservations at the 11,000 square-foot Spa, which we hear was influenced by Ivanka Trump’s travels around the world. Skip the traditional facial or massage and opt for a truly unique experience — Ask about their exclusive Moroccan Hammam, an intense, full body exfoliation and warm Ghassoul clay application in a private steam room. We gave it a try recently, and can attest — this treatment will leave your skin ultra-soft and supple. (By the way, groups of six or more can enjoy relaxing treatments, food and beverage, and exclusive midweek pricing.)
Finally, while you’re spending time at the hotel with your girls, do ask about their numerous wedding-related offerings. The hotel boasts four great rooms for your wedding, if you decide not to get married on Long Island. And they also offer cool spaces for pre- and post-wedding celebrations, such as SoHi, a spectacular open layout on the 46th floor that has 13-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows providing jaw-dropping views in all directions. Check out the gorgeous decor variations: