Jet-set hotelier André Balazs has the midas touch when it comes to launching cool, stylish design hotels. With an assortment of iconic design hotels within his hotel portfolio, including The Chateau Marmont, The Mercer and The Raleigh to name a few, The Standard New York hotel is one of his grandest ventures yet. The cutting-edge modern space features stylish beige-hued interiors, retro-style furnishings and the deepest, most sumptuous soaking bath tubs in New York. With a prime location in New York’s trendy Meatpacking District, The Standard New York straddles an old elevated High Line subway station which has since been converted into the picturesque High Line city park, a popular place to enjoy a morning or afternoon stroll overlooking the Chelsea and Meatpacking districts. The building itself appears to be one elongated 12-story glass curtain, offering beautiful views overlooking Manhattan and the Hudson River. The staff are sexy, the space is sexy, everything quite frankly is sexy. It’s less about service and more about the ‘scene’ here, where a visit to the hotel’s trendy The Standard Grill restaurant, the fashionable Top of the Standard nightclub and the all-black Le Bain bar, are must-visit New York hot spots.