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The Standard High Line Hotel

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by Joyce Davis (subscribe)
Joyce is a charming girl residing in New York I love travelling the world.
Published December 6th 2017
The Standard, High Line Hotel is an attractive Meatpacking District hotel in New York. The hotel is architecturally impressive and hovers above the High Line on concrete pillars. The hotel's 338 rooms look like ship cabins and wall-to-wall windows, which flood them with natural light and have impressive views. Several fashionable restaurants and bars make this one of the most fashionable hotels in New York.
The Standard, High Line
The Standard, High Line, Photo by Joyce Davis

Leaning above the elevated High Line park, this high-designed hotel offers bright rooms with panoramic views, attractive bar, restaurants and an excellent service.

The interior design is very impressive. Open bathrooms with deep soaking tubs or huge rain showers, surrounded by sheets of clear glass instead of shower curtains, creates the impression of bathing next to the Hudson River. There is no artwork or vintage photo of the city, hanging on the walls because there is no need - the floor-to-ceiling windows offer a breathtaking view of the real thing.

The hotel's common areas are just as appealing as the rooms. Illuminated by an intensity regulator that goes towards the centre of the room, the mirrored ceiling of the lobby offers two points of view on the same space.

The hotel is also an elegant base for exploring the nearby art scene such as Chelsea Galleries and the Whitney Museum of American Art and an excellent shopping and nightlife of the surrounding Meatpacking District. In fact, each hotel's room has a brochure of recommended art galleries, restaurants, museums and clubs.

The Standard hotel embraces a holistic approach to the hospitality industry - multitasking places like elegant sleeping, nightclubs and restaurants, destinations and gateways for urban exploration.

The Hotel is located in a unique area: it is literally leaning on concrete piles over the elevated High Line Park of the Meatpacking District cobblestones in Manhattan.

The Hotel's location is an ideal for exploring neighbourhood clubs - for example, by controlling DJs in Heaven. Because of the heavy nightlife traffic, the area is a safe place to get around, but expect weekend nights to be packed with rowdy and sometimes drunken drivers. During the day the neighbourhood is very marginally sweeter - perfect for shop windows and people watching from the High Line or one of the many bistros and cafes with outdoor tables.
The Standard, High Line
The Standard, High Line, Photo by Joyce Davis

The hotel rooms are inspired by ultramodern design, wall-to-wall windows that flood the room with light and allow a panoramic view, comfortable beds, and giant minibars adds value to some of the city's most extraordinary rooms. They are decorated largely white, and the wooden slats behind and above the bed make them look like elegant ship cabins.

All rooms are equipped with:

Open-plan bathrooms - showers and tubs are separated from the rest of the rooms only by transparent glass sheets (some rooms have privacy shutters, but not all).Swimmers can see outside. Fortunately, the toilet takes its own tight stall with opaque walls. Kiss my face bath, including shampoo and conditioner, sage-scented shower gel, bubble bath, and fragrant honey lotion. Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are available in big pumps, on the wall, not individual containers.
The pillow-top mattresses are wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian bed linens and a 100 percent cotton duvet.

Large flat-screen high definition televisions offer 47 channels with a free HD Net movie channel, pay-per-view movies, and a rich selection of adult pay-per-view entertainment organized by bestsellers and award winners.
The Standard, High Line
The Standard, High Line, Photo by Joyce Davis

The hotel has a 24-hour fitness centre with views of the Hudson River and a sparkling cocktail lounge. Most gyms feel like windowless dungeons. The free 24-hour fitness centre - located on the 17th floor - offers a great view of the Hudson River through huge floor-to-ceiling views. The 1,500-square-foot facility is equipped with a modern gym, cardio, weights and strength-training equipment.

There is no formal business centre, but Guest Assistance will establish phone calls, fax, recovery and laptop rental. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and guests can print for free from their rooms and pick up prints at the front desk.

Reasonable room service offers some child-friendly dishes. A walk along the High Line is a fun family activity, and the hotel offers free sunbeds.

Celebs heads for dinner at the back hall of the standard grill, home to the extraordinary tile cent floor. The menu is filled with steakhouse standards and seasonally targeted dishes such as classic age-dry rib eyes, pork chops, bacon and burger-cheddar.

The 24-hour room service menu offers a small set of basic breakfast options like Irish oatmeal, granola, bagel and lox. Dinner entrees include salads, sandwiches, and classic standard burgers.
The Standard, High Line
The Standard, High Line, Photo by Joyce Davis

The Standard hotel has several bars: the Casual Biergarten-style brewery; the Clubby, Le Bain, which features a swimming pool and roof terrace; and the super-exclusive Top of the Standard hotel formerly known as the Boom Boom Room, the celebrity hotspot salon, which is open to the public only at certain times.
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Why? The most beautiful hotel in New York
When: Every day
Phone: (212)20645-4646
Where: 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014,
Cost: Varies
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