The mini road seen in the center of the lobby's floor begins outside at the curb and will lead guests straight through the yellow revolving doors and directly up to reception. The placement of the entrance itself is notable, since it is not even a part of the main building but instead snuggled underneath a section of the old High Line train tracks. This leaves plenty of space underneath the main building for a restaurant, lounge, and further trendy nooks.
We've been waiting patiently (for the most part) over the last two-plus years while The Standard assumed its domineering stance over the Meatpacking District, and now we're ready to pounce on the scene.
Judging by the warm light emanating from rooms on lower floors, the hotel will be soft opening sooner rather than later, although with public spaces lagging behind. Just know, Andre Balazs, that with your construction barriers removed there is no longer anything to hide behind; we're watching you!