Covering Paul Dominguez’s urban resort, THE OUT NYC, in March 2013 was so fun that we had to revisit it for this feature. Its luxurious lounges and romping rooms have already been highlighted, so now venture outward. Three expansive courtyards helped Dominguez transform the aging 1960s motel into an ultra-hip destination. Surrounded by black bamboo, the first space is a “secret garden” that hosts a center table for casual carousing. The spa courtyard includes a lap pool, two jacuzzis, and impressive waterfalls. The Great Lawn includes a rolling hill for sitting and conversing, flanked by two-store mirrors that enlarge the space.