April 16th, 2011

We recommend staying at any of these amazing lifestyle hotels that provide PUBLIC bikes for their guests to explore their surroundings.

Clift Hotel in San Francisco, CA: Clift Hotel, a luxury establishment located in downtown San Francisco, envelopes its guests in smoky elegance and velvet charm. A stone’s throw from North Beach, Fishermans’ Wharf and the Presidio, Clift Hotel guests can enjoy leisurely biking in PUBLIC’s beloved hometown – they can even ride down and visit us at PUBLIC’s headquarters in South Park.

h2hotel in Healdsburg, CA: “Follow your bliss,” h2hotel tells us, and when we do, our feet lead us to this luxurious LEED-certified hotel located in the heart of Northern Sonoma Wine Country. h2hotel proudly offers PUBLIC bikes as a way to navigate Healdsburg and surrounding vineyards, and has four separate bike trail loops for adventurous and wine-minded guests to tour the countryside.

Delano in South Beach, FL: Famous for its five star service, pool side parties, and exceptional bar, Delano is literally on South Beach and affords guests a difficult choice – to lounge by the shore, or to avail yourself of the beach bike trail and coast your way Downtown? Soak in the sun and ride Delano’s PUBLIC bikes in this South Beach paradise.

El Cosmico in Marfa, TX: A sustainable living concept, El Cosmico lives in the Texas desert and offers guests their choice of vintage trailer, yurt, teepee and tent – not to mention a hammock grove and a rotating calendar of fun clinics and classes. Grab a PUBLIC bike and ride around this sleepy, artsy town. Witness the famous Marfa lights and experience the calming concept of Mañana on your PUBLIC bike vacation.

Hotel San Jose in Austin, TX: Hotel San Jose, the hotel with a soul, trumpets its joy for living in Austin by offering all sorts of soulful details to guests. Features include a hand-picked music and video library, a vintage Remington Premier typewriter for when poetry strikes, Polaroid cameras for capturing Austin moments, and…PUBLIC bikes that can take you touring through South Austin or nearby Barton Springs.

Hudson in NYC, NY: Hudson Hotel, centrally located in Hell’s Kitchen and five minute’s walk from Central Park, takes design seriously and creates an unforgettable guest experience with its personal library, private park and sky terrace. Soak in the ambiance, and then grab a PUBLIC bike to take a leisurely spin through Central Park on your way to soak up some more New York City culture at the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mondrian SoHo in New York City, NY: Mondrian SoHo is a flavorful experience for connoisseurs of culture as well as cuisine. Chef Sam Talbot heads in-house restaurant Imperial No. Nine, a sustainable seafood concept, not to mention a visual and culinary delight. Guests can check out a PUBLIC bike and ride through nearby Little Italy and Chinatown,

Mondrian South Beach in South Beach, FL: Nothing says luxury like a chandelier in the shower. Except maybe a private island. Explore Mondrian South Beach’s lush private island, soak in Miami’s downtown skyline at the Sunset Lounge, and then indulge yourself in the ultimate two-wheeled luxury by jumping on a PUBLIC bike to explore the beach and hotel grounds.

Shore Club in South Beach, FL: Shore Club exudes old-world Miami charm, inviting its guests to wake up to gorgeous beach vistas and the soothing sound of waves. A taste of old-world Tuscany charm is available at restaurant Ago, and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Japanese cuisine empire can be sampled at restaurant Nobu. Work up an appetite for these international treats on a PUBLIC bike.

The James Hotel in New York, NY: The James Hotel New York, conveniently situated in SoHo and a quick PUBLIC bike ride to three parks – Juan Pable Duarte Square, Cavala Park, and St. John’s Park – is a lovely place to kick back and enjoy the details. Explore the Urban Garden, and then sample its Chef’s Herbs at the David Burke Kitchen. Cap off your busy day of riding with a drink at Jimmy, the rooftop bar with a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline.

The James Hotel in Chicago, IL: The James Chicago offers a stylish and engaging alternative for the contemporary business or leisure traveler. The James is ideally situated right in the heart of downtown Chicago, just steps from Michigan Avenue. In addition to its proximity to numerous dining, shopping and nightlife choices along the world famous Magnificent Mile, The James is within easy walking distance of such celebrated cultural attractions as Millennium Park and The Museum of Contemporary Art.

Verde Camp in Austin, TX: Beautifully furnished, eco-friendly Camp Verde in Austin invites you on a PUBLIC bike ride through its fair city. Hop on a PUBLIC bike and pedal your way towards cupcakes, cafes, uncommon objects, art galleries, tacos, dress costumes, pizza and  ice cream. It will be tough deciding how best to divide your time between Camp Verde and the rest of Austin, but a PUBLIC bike will make the ride a blast.

W Hotel Austin in Austin, TX: What’s that sound? You won’t have to go far to follow your ears; nestled at the heart of Austin’s music happenings, W is poised to offer guests a hopping live music neighborhood scene. W is also a quick PUBLIC bike ride to Lady Bird Lake Trail, where you’ll take in views of Disch Field, Town Lake Park, and Zilker Botanical Garden, not to mention lovely views of Lady Bird Lake itself.

Ames Hotel in Boston, MA: Only five minutes walking distance from Boston Common, Ames Hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of historic Boston. Elegant and urban, Ames Hotel is the perfect launching point for a PUBLIC bike tour of lovely Boston on the Freedom Trail, and along the Boston Waterfront and the Boston Esplanade. The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 22-mile day trip and a wonderful way to soak in Cape scenery. Bikers can pedal away knowing that the comfort and luxury of Ames is close by at the end of a day.

Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City, NY: Tribeca Grand appreciates that good taste is as much a product of well-articulated design as it is of historic location; this affinity for design turns a stroll through the spacious atrium into a walk through a Hitchcock mid-20th century Penn Station set. Tribeca Grand guests can request ipods to explore the city with soulfully arranged New York soundtracks, meet their new pet goldfish through the hotel’s signature goldfish program, and best of all, borrow a PUBLIC bike to ride around town in style.