Feb 6, 2009

standard hotel ny

i couldn't find more pics..those one's are from vanity fair's article..just check out the website..i simply luvv it!!
Following is from Vanity Fair:
AndrĂ© Balazs is a pioneer in the boutique-hotel business; his company owns the Mercer in Manhattan, Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, and the Raleigh in Miami Beach. His latest project, now nearing completion in the heart of New York City’s Meatpacking District (MePa), is a branch of his lower-priced but almost intimidatingly modish Standard hotels. The new Standard—there are already two in L.A. and one in Miami—is situated on a small plot of land that is one of the most intensely sought-after development sites in the city. MePa—until recently a Weegee-esque province of bloody-smocked meat workers and transgender prostitutes—has become a high-rent district of shops, restaurants, and clubs.“For the first time I had a hard time imagining what the hotel should look like,” Balazs says. “I usually renovate older buildings, and this was ground-up construction. Add to that the matter of the High Line and it was a unique challenge.”..

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