If you come to New York and you can't stay away too far away from Diane von Fuerstenberg, Alexander McQueen, Catherine Malandrino or other designer stores, your first option would be to check into "The Standard" What I like about it? It is one of the few hotels in the city that has fresh modern design interiors versus heavy furniture which is mostly preferred by the "old money" generation. This place is a hideaway for esthetes, artists, celebs and just in general, a more dynamic, less boring crowd of people who appreciate a good wine list, good food, good company and an exciting lifestyle.
The two connecting buildings which stand on three columns are placed right above the famous Highline . Lots of light comes into the rooms as the entire front is made of glass. This way you have a great view on the hudson river or you can take a bath surrounded by the inspiring city lights and never really feel alone on your constant travels. Another reason why you will never feel alone is Stan - or better Stan D'arde. The hotel's voice that will constantly keep you posted on what's going on in and outside your temporary home. The Standard has a very specific culture that communicates with his very specific guests. Check out Stan's blog and get a feel for it. It's a lot of un.