The Standard, New York, the youngest of André Balazs’ Standard hotels collection, opened in late 2008 and has since taken the New York City hotel scene by storm. The “King Standard”, as the New York Daily News calls it, is a delicate colossus straddling the High Line,a brand new elevated park, which runs up Manhattan’s West Side. The glass and concrete monolith was André Balazs’ first hotel project built from the ground up and recalls such iconic New York structures as the Lever House and the United Nations, with a twist of contemporary decadence. Situated inside Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, now one of the city’s most sought after plots, The Standard is the new heart and soul of the prodigious New York fashion, art and media worlds. The hotel’s panoramic views scaling the Hudson River and Manhattan’s magnificent skyline grace each of the 337 guestrooms on 18 floors with a sense of particular privilege. The Standard Grill and The Living Room attract not only hotel guests, but also the New York City creative scene on a daily and nightly basis. Experiencing the “city that never sleeps” takes on a new meaning at The Standard, New York.