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'Monarch' Cocktail Lounge Establishes Realm Atop Midtown Hotel Rooftop

By Alan Neuhauser | August 7, 2013 5:41pm
 Monarch cocktail lounge opened Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, on the rooftop of 960 Sixth Ave. in Midtown.
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MIDTOWN — A king-size cocktail lounge began its reign atop a Midtown hotel Wednesday.

Monarch, located on the 18th floor of the Courtyard by Marriott at 960 Sixth Ave., is a 5,000-square-foot, 300-person bar sporting an expansive drinks list, light food and desserts, and a "Scandinavion-chic" decor.

“We are proud to introduce Monarch rooftop lounge” owners and self-described "nightlife impressarios" Ric Addison and Stephen Daly said in a statement. “Monarch will provide guests with first rate service and remain on the pulse of New York’s top nightlife trends."

Monarch, they said, will provide one of "New York's most stunning atmospheres."

Monarch, which is not affiliated with Courtyard by Marriott, joins three other bars that are part of Addison and Daly's Addison Group: Ava Rooftop Lounge and The Bar at the Dream Hotel, and Inc Lounge at the Time Hotel.

The Courtyard by Marriott opened last week.