The Standard Hotel

City: New York

The Standard Hotel was created by hotelier Andre Balazs. Located at the Meatpacking District and neighbor to the High Line, it is great option for sightseeing, fine dining and shopping. Decorated by Hollywood set designer Shawn Hausman and the New York-based design firm, Roman and Williams, Balazs describes the interiors as an upward journey through modernity: “It gets more modern, in terms of building type and décor, the higher you get. The ground floor relates to early in the last century, the time of the High Line. The hotel floors, in the tower, are midcentury—I was looking at Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, and Arne Jacobsen. On the top floor, which is a double-height, glass-enclosed space, an homage to Warren Platner, a protégé of Saarinen’s.” (An iconic interior designer of the 1960s and 70s).