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High Standards…

November 3, 2010


The pictures don’t do this place justice, so you’ll just have to take a trip to NYC yourself… I recently stayed at the Standard hotel in Chelsea/Meatpacking district and was really impressed. If you like texture it’ll be your heaven. It’s a blend of a lot of different styles, namely 60’s and scandanavian in the main hotel but it goes all out in the eating establishments. Every corner seemed to have another thing to ogle. I mean seriously, pennies glued to the floor in the restaurant, typographic placemats, bright pops of yellow on the doors, outdoor lighting that resembles cymbals atop a lightbulb… It’s amazing I was able to get any sleep at all…

Do beware if you go with someone you don’t know very well, the showers are only separated from the rest of the room by a transparent glass wall…and you are only separated from the rest of NYC by a room wide glass wall. Such a friendly place! Oh and all the boys in the hotel lobby are darling and look like rivers cuomo from weezer circa 1994, how do you cultivate that surreal effect I wonder?

For more information on the Standard visit their website or book or check out Tablet Hotels

The poor quality images of the Living room and outside are mine, the nice Hotel Images from Tablehotels; Floor of Pennies image from Notcot; Standard Grill photo from hotelchatter; outside standard grill from nydailynews

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Richard permalink
    November 3, 2010 11:28 am

    You should try a revamped hotel a couple of hours north of NYC if you want a REAL hotel experience. I understand it’ll be up and running by summer next year and Pillar Box Post can have the world exclusive.

    • Pillar Box Post permalink*
      November 8, 2010 11:22 pm

      Oh the pun! I’m booking my trip out now. Are you going to have giant sheep shearing scissors and giant ribbon at the opening. I’m a sucker for oversized items…

  2. November 3, 2010 2:36 pm

    We’ve stayed at the Standard in Downtown LA. Funky fun and reasonable rates, plus walking distance to the LA main library.

  3. November 3, 2010 4:01 pm

    Did someone say Rivers Cuomo c1994? I’M SO THERE!!!

    • Pillar Box Post permalink*
      November 8, 2010 11:20 pm

      Yes, my test worked, You DO read PBP! haha…no but seriously, it’s like they cloaned him, froze him and scattered them around with reckless abandon. It was very exciting!
      -B

  4. Paul Douglas permalink
    November 5, 2010 6:25 am

    Planning a few trips overseas next year and NYC was not on my itineary as i’ve decided to visit places i’ve never been to before but alas NYC has just made it onto the list .

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