- Type: Boutique ,Hip
NileGuide Expert tip:
Voyeurs and exhibitionists alike will love the Standard's floor-to-ceiling windows, which have notoriously given those walking on the High Line a full view of what goes on inside the hotel's rooms.
- Owned by well-known hotelier Andre Balazs, the Standard Hotel opened in late 2008. A cement-and-glass rectangle rising above Manhattan's newest tourist attraction--the High Line--the Standard has earned comparisons to modern architectural gems like Lever House or the United Nations complex, as well as to the works of Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe. It's famous for its sweeping views of the Hudson River and the New York skyline, as well as lavish interiors designed by a creator of Hollywood sets. Rooms are appointed with floor-to-ceiling windows (that open), 300-thread count sheets and large bathrooms with oversized tubs and/or "peek-a-boo" glass-doored showers. In addition to its adjoining restaurant, the Standard Grill, the hotel also houses a lounge called the Living Room and an outdoor Biergarten featuring a traditional German menu.
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