The irony in this extraordinary hotel being named The Standard is expressed through the upturned logo, as if, and it is absolutely true, the expected has been turned on its head. Everything from the architecture to the way the hotel chooses its staff is remarkable and anything but standard. Straddling the recently opened High Line in arguably the trendiest district of the city, The Standard has set the standard in an area where hotels have been trying to outdo each other for several years now. It has got some of the most innovative rooms, some simply stunning views and restaurants and bars which draw a very select crowd. There is proof here too that a young, good looking and talented staff doesn't have to be pretentious. Very much a property for those in the arts and not at all geared towards families, The Standard is going to take some beating over the next few years to be dethroned as the king of the Meatpacking District hotels.
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