Address: 29-35 9th Ave.

A London-bred phenomenon, Soho House New York appeals to tony creative and media types who pay $1,800 a year for thrills like working on their laptops with cocktails around the rooftop pool. Once you make it beyond the waiting list limbo of this six-floor urban getaway set in an old Meatpacking District warehouse, you’re rewarded with an airy restaurant and guestrooms tricked out with rainforest showers.