The Standard, located at 848 Washington Street in the bustling Meatpacking District, has 337 guestrooms and suites. During the last decade, this area has become one of New York’s hottest areas to eat, drink and dance.
As one ascends through the floors of the hotel, its architectural features set The Standard apart from other hotels. The emphasis on décor shifts from early 20th Century on the street level toward modernity with a glass-enclosed supper club and lounge on the top floor. Ask for a room with a view—from the bathtub centered in the room that is, looking out over the gorgeous cityscape.
The Gramercy Park Hotel
Situated on 2 Lexington Avenue, the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan opened its doors in 1925. Since then, it has hosted such personalities as Humphrey Bogart and Babe Ruth. Its obviously British-sounding title is carried through with a theme of a high tea menu. But the Moroccan tiles, hand-woven rugs, and contemporary pieces by artists Andy Warhol, create an atmosphere that is decidedly American, albeit Bohemian with a modern twist.
The Gramercy Terrace’s retractable roof, 16 stories above the city and accessible only via a keyed-off elevator, creates comfortable indoor and outdoor living spaces for a business lunch or weekend brunch. For more serenity book a 60-minute Dovetail Massage at the hotel’s spa. The steam bath is complimentary to guests during operating hours.
The Crosby Street Hotel
Located in the center of Greenwich Village, the Crosby Street Hotel is one block from Broadway, shopping and entertainment opportunities. Yet, it has enough ambience and amenities to encourage customers to stay on its premises.
The 11-story structure’s 86 rooms include top-floor suites that offer full views of the skyline. The Crosby Bar’s high ceilings, long pewter bar, grey oak floors and tall warehouse style windows make it reminiscent of a bygone era in appearance only. The hotel’s 99-seat screening room is state-of-the-art. For private moments, check out the inn’s courtyard garden.
The Crosby Street Hotel has received the Gold LEEDS (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the US Green Building Council.
The Hudson NY
Location, location, location. If you desire to stay at a quaint, but quality hotel within a few minutes walk from popular attractions like Central Park and Lincoln Center, book a room at The Hudson NY.
Most of the 807 innovatively designed guestrooms are compact, as might be found on a cruise liner. All are paneled and floored in rich African cherry wood. Beds are dressed with white headboards and all-white bedding. The hotel features a library/game room with bar and fireplace, cafeteria, bar and two outdoor gathering places.
The Big Apple has many design hotels. Why not check out a different designer hotel each time you visit? You’re in for a treat!