These days, hotels are more just crash pads for visitors from far and wide. With bustling rooftop bars and chic lobby shops, they’re also havens for the city’s locals.
Whether it’s providing quality coffee in the morning at the High Line Hotel in New York, comfortable space for high-powered business meetings at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, a mix of boutique shopping experiences at The Joule in Dallas or a daytime gathering over beers at Ace Hotel’s terrace bar in Los Angeles, hotels are carving out spaces—often in their lobbies—for visitors and their local counterparts to interact.
Here, we explore a selection of hotels that are creating communities even a city’s natives can call their own. —Sasha Levine