Where to party in the USA: Best hotels for a big-time bash

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One thing’s for sure – we know how to party here in the States.

To paraphrase vintage Miley, there’s nothing like a party in the U.S.A. Whether you find yourself dazzled under the bright lights of the Big Apple or the glow of Sin City, one thing’s for sure – we know how to party here in the States.

Take a look at our top U.S. party hotels for a little inspiration:

The Standard, High Line, New York, N.Y.

The Standard, High Line, New York, N.Y. © Patrick Barry/flickr
The Standard, High Line, New York, N.Y. © Patrick Barry/flickr

It’s just as well New York has a reputation as the city that never sleeps, because there’s no time for it at The Standard, High Line. Situated in the heart of the trendy Meatpacking District, this party hotel towers 18 stories above the fashionable High Line with panoramic views over downtown and the Hudson. Sip your way through a plethora of bars or head straight to The Top of the Standard: a rooftop lounge packed with famous DJs and a host of celebrity guests, including the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Madonna.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel © Tristan Reville/flickr
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel © Tristan Reville/flickr

Promising to inject guests with a high dosage of glamor is Thompson Hotels’ dazzling Roosevelt on Hollywood Boulevard. Located opposite Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it’s no surprise this place is a favorite among the A-list elite. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous in the notorious Tropicana poolside bar – or at Teddy’s nightclub, frequented by celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Penelope Cruz.

The Delano, Miami, Florida

The Delano © Fuse/iStock/Thinkstock
The Delano © Fuse/iStock/Thinkstock

It’s true what they say, there’s no rest for the wicked at The Delano – they’re too busy partying. One of the coolest and most popular spots in South Beach, the hotel invites everyone who’s anyone to hang out at their red-lit Rose Bar and subterranean FDR nightclub. Expect live DJs, expensive drinks and a self-consciously stylish guest list.

The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Cosmopolitan © The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas/flickr
The Cosmopolitan © The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas/flickr

Unrelenting levels of wildness and debauchery are to be found at The Cosmopolitan. Located along the famous Las Vegas Strip, this high-octane hotel is home to Marquee: a notorious nightclub that features some of the world’s best house music DJs. There are also a handful of in-house, upscale bars to choose from, where you can pick your poison.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs, California

Ace Hotel & Swim Club © Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel & Swim Club © Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel & Swim club deserves a mention for the most exclusive pool parties the desert has ever seen. On weekends, the fashionable Swim Club pool, hot tub and sauna (open every day until 2 a.m.) are home to poolside DJs and legendary parties that stretch into the wee hours. Watch out for the Reggae Sol party, hosted by Stronghold on the last Saturday of every month.

Dream Downtown, New York, N.Y.

Dream Downtown © TonyLomas/iStock/Thinkstock
Dream Downtown © TonyLomas/iStock/Thinkstock

Located dangerously close to rival party hotel The Standard, Dream Downtown might yet have the edge. Famed for its go-big-or-go-home attitude to partying, its bi-level penthouse PH-D offers 360-degree panoramic views of New York City, and is frequented by the likes of Robert Pattinson and Cameron Diaz. No big deal.

(Main image: Ace Hotel)

Written by insider city guide series Hg2 | A Hedonist’s guide to… whose guides cover all the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, sights, shops and spas

Where to party in the USA: Best hotels for a big-time bash was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Elizabeth Gourd
Author: Elizabeth Gourd (61 posts)

Elizabeth suffers from an acute case of wanderlust, which no amount of traveling or adventure can cure. She has lived in London, New York and Berlin, and is currently a writer for Hg2 | A Hedonist's Guide To...