The Standard, High Line encapsulates all that is New York City cool. Overlooking the iconic Highline, and in the heart of the Meatpacking District, The Standard, High Line is a place to see and be seen (repeatedly). Opened in 2009, The Standard remains effortlessly chic and a mainstay for New Yorkers and the international jet-set alike. The whole hotel reverberates with energy and a stay here is truly an experience. Our recommendation? After dinner at The Standard Grill, head out to the Biergarten and then end your night with an exclamation point at the rooftop discothèque, Le Bain.
This modernist concrete and smoked glass giant anchors the High Line and since its debut, has been a hallmark of the Meatpacking District and a destination for tourists and locals alike. An icon, this building seamlessly blends public and private places and its debut acted as a catalyst for the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood. Guestrooms are mod with whitewashed walls and sleek wood panelings. The rooftop bar, Le Bain, features tufted turf floors, pink lounge chairs and a crepe stand. The Biergarten with its long wooden picnic tables, draft beers in steins and is the closest you’ll get to Germany without leaving NYC. The design details at the Standard High Line are provoking, surprisingly playful and thoughtful creating spaces that are inviting, special, and exciting.
Designed to feel like the inside of a boat cabin, every single guestroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with views over The High Line, the Hudson River and life in mid-town Manhattan. Rooms are cozy, in that you’ll never want to check out… or leave one of the plush beds draped in Italian linens. Furniture is streamlined and minimalist- further accentuating the views making for the perfect place to lay your head in the City that Never Sleeps.
The Standard, High Line is magical in that it has everything you could ever want. An American Brasserie? Check. A German Beirgarten? Check. Rooftop crepes? Also, check. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find it here. Our personal favorites are the pretzels at the Standard Biergarten and the raw bar at the Standard Grille. Whatever you choose, we hope you have a signature cocktail in hand.
Unsurprisingly, the Meatpacking District was once home to New York City’s meatpacking factories. Now, the Belgian cobble stone paved streets are studded with designer flagship stores, NYC’s hottest night clubs, and European-esque cafes. The High Line, The Whitney, cobble stone streets and NYC’s hottest night clubs all are defining characteristics of the Meatpacking district.
The views from the treadmills at the 24 hour gym here will almost make working out fun. Wake up with the sun and watch the sun rise over Manhattan as you get your steps in – all before Continental Breakfast is served.
The Top of The Standard aka, the famous Boom Boom Room is an opulent club with glittering views of Manhattan’s iconic skyscrapers. Reserve a table and enjoy sunset jazz into the late hours of the night and maybe catch a surprise performance by Florence and the Machine, Fiona Apple or a strip tease by none other than Dita Von Tease. As one of the most exclusive clubs in Manhattan, a night here is star-studded and fairy-tale like.