The Standard, High Line, located in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan is like the cool European underground hotel where all the password necessary parties took place in the 90s. I mean it’s not like that now, but if Madonna circa “Like a Virgin” wanted to host a party for the punk artists who truly got her, The Standard, High Line would be it.
Situated with 338 room throughout 18 floors with a view that realtors would sell their first born child for, guests can relax in a 70s art deco wraparound seating area, bathe in a deep soaking bath tub or rinse away the day in the stand alone shower, without ever having to compromise a view of either the Hudson River or New York City skyline. Whether seen during the day or late at night, you’ll truly see why millions of inhabitants stay just for the scenery.
Ascend a few flights up to heaven and you’ll be whisked away to, Le Bain – a penthouse discothèque and rooftop bar with world renowned DJs on the 1s and 2s. Indulge in crêpes from their in-house crêperie on the faux grass covered rooftop or dance the night away with friends you just met in the plunge pool on the dance floor. Whatever you choose make sure to bask in the stairwell artwork by Lady Aiko. A Japanese artist who has done projects with Louis Vuitton, Pure Evil Gallery, KID ROBOT and countless others, created a mural demonstrating her formal training intertwined with Pop Art meets Graffitti Art evocative of the The Standard’s persona.
Descend down to Earth, or “hell” as depicted in Marco Brambilla’s video mural “Civilization,” you’ll be shoved into a world of food galore. Start with The Standard Plaza, where Al Fresco Pizza is being served up by The Standard Grill’s Chef Dan Silverman and pie consultant, Chef Frank Pinello, in The Standards pop-up restaurant that change quarterly. Once you’ve had your fill, return for any meal throughout the day, at The Standard Grill for Housemade Donuts dipped in cinnamon sugar to Oysters from the East and West Coast. And for a lax night with friends, the Biergarten has you covered. Serving traditional German menu of sausage, pretzels and beer, The Standard Biergarten, offers open air seating in summer and glass enclosed seating during winter. But don’t leave without making your mark on the bathrooms wallpaper. If legal vandalism isn’t for you, at least take time to read it. It’s quite brilliant what people have come up with.
From the The Shop that houses international journals to MM6, to an elevator that takes you from heaven to hell, to restaurants that satisfy every palette, The Standard, High Line is much more than an iconic backdrop to the beauty and lifestyle of the Meatpacking District. It’s a symbol of New York’s various lifestyles through the eyes of a hotel.