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The Paris Review is Looking for a Writer to Shack Up at The Standard East Village

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  Site Where: 25 Cooper Square [map], New York, NY, United States, 1
April 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

Have you got a book to finish writing but can't quite find the right setting to do it in? Consider The Standard East Village.

Once again, the hotel and The Paris Review have partnered up to put a lucky novelist up in a queen room room for three weeks this July (they did a similar stint in January.) The guest/writer will also get daily continental breakfast and unlimited coffee. Alas, you still need to put down a credit card for incidentals.

There are a few other caveats--namely, you must already have a book under contract with a publishing house (not your own self-pub shop) and you need to have at least a description and some sample pages of the project to show before the May 1 application deadline. But still, three weeks in Cooper Square, totally gratis? Sigh. If only we started shopping our hotel blogging memoirs sooner.

Not a writer, but still want to spend a night at the Standard East Village? Rates start at $375 a night in July.

[Image: The Paris Review]

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7 Gift Ideas for the Hotel Lover In Your Life

December 17, 2013 at 2:22 PM | by | Comment (1)

No pressure or anything, but you only have 7 days to shop for the folks on your list before Christmas Eve arrives. But never fear, we're here to help you out with 7 Gift Ideas for the Hotel Lover in Your Life. Give this list a look and then get shopping!

1. GIFT CARDS: Let's be real. It's not the most thoughtful option but it is easy. And damn, wouldn't you be psyched if someone gave you a gift card for a hotel stay? Totally beats a gift card from Barnes & Noble.

2. ACE HOTEL LONDON's QUILT, $720: You can sleep assured knowing that you're the only person who has touched this blanket.

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Where Did Beyonce Shoot One of 17 New Music Videos?

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  Site Where: 848 Washington St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10014
December 13, 2013 at 4:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Standard High Line of course.

The hotel's resident "guest," Stan D'Arde, blogged about meeting Queen B in the hallway (or so he says) while she was shooting the music video. Here's how the imaginary meet-up went down:

A few weeks back after a long night at The Top of The Standard, I was heading down to my room to see what was left in my mini-bar and maybe try to get some sleep. When I turned the corner from the elevator bank, I came face to face with Beyoncé and a camera crew…

ME: “Hey, B!”
B: “Hey, Boo!”
ME: “What are you doing?”
B: “Shooting a music video.”
ME: “You never told me.”
B: “I know!”
ME: “Carry on, B. Carry on.”

The whole thing seemed very mysterious, but I trusted her.

That music video turned out to be "Rocket" one of 17 videos she dropped suddenly last night along with her new album, titled, "Beyoncé." Of course. Now, if only we could get other Standard guests to replicate the Beyoncé pose during their stay….cue viral internet meme sensation in 5, 4, 3, 2….

[Photo: Standard Hotels]

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Check In to the Standard East Village and Finish Your Masterpiece

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  Site Where: 25 Cooper Square [map], New York, NY, United States, 10003
October 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM | by | Comment (1)

In what may be the coolest writer residency program we've ever heard of, The Paris Review is teaming up with the Standard East Village to offer two lucky scribes three weeks at the hotel to finish their manuscript.

The residency, named the The Standard x Paris Review, will run in January and again in July and is open to writers of prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction. In addition to their own room, writers will get a daily continental breakfast (which is actually a, ahem, standard right now anyway while the hotel is undergoing renovations) and as much coffee as required to get the creative juices flowing. The hotel expects the writer to stay alone in their room; "within reason" they say, leaving the door open for the occasional hookup.

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The Standard East Village Has a New Garden at the Side Entrance

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  Site Where: 25 Cooper Square [map], New York, NY, United States, 10003
August 26, 2013 at 5:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Standard East Village has been working hard on eradicating all traces of the old Cooper Square Hotel, hiring a new chef, building a new restaurant and reconfiguring the ground floor.

Yet even though we thought the work would be done by now a tipster who rolled by the hotel last week said a lot of the lobby area was under construction. However, there is a brand-new and very lovely garden open by the side entrance, complete with Standard cruiser bikes and the upside down Standard sign.

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5 Hotels In Lower Manhattan For River Gazing

June 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

For most of us, we're just happy that our hotel room in Manhattan doesn't look out onto a brick wall. But for those of you who are particular about your views, we've rounded up the best hotels in lower Manhattan for river gazing. And no, you don't have to spend a fortune to do it, which is another reason to consider downtown versus uptown when planning your stay.

5 SCENIC WATERFRONT HOTELS IN LOWER MANHATTAN

1. It's all about the views at Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, which also took quite a beating during Hurricane Sandy (everything's back to normal now, though). The 298-room hotel often gets overshadowed by its uptown counterparts (Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons New York), but actually this place outshines all of them put together when it comes to fresh sea breezes and plenty of open spaces around the hotel The rooms even come with telescopes!
Rates from $395/night.

Four more after the jump!

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It's Doughnut Time at the Standard High Line

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  Site Where: 848 Washington at 13th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10014
April 25, 2013 at 5:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

You know that time of day when your blood-sugar level starts dipping and you could kill for sumthin’ sweet? Well from now until May 4th you can satisfy your sweet-tooth in a major way at The Standard, High Line. The hours of 12-3 is when the hotel will sell the popular Doughnut Plant’s limited edition Kenny Scharf flavors.

In collaboration with the Kenny Scharf Kolors exhibition at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, the Lower East Side company created edible versions of artist Scharf's glow-in-the-dark doughnut paintings. The delectable flavors ($5 each) are: Coconut Donut in Space, Cosmic Donut Vanilla, Chocolate Glazed with Sprinkles in Space, Pink Donut with Sprinkles in Space, Frosty Pink Donut in Outer Space, Pink Frosted Donut with Chocolate Sprinkles Over a Desert Landscape, Chocolate Chocolate!

Yet another reason to visit The Standard (or The Hotel Chelsea where a Doughnut Plant shop list located as well)!

[Photo: Kenny Scharf/The Doughnut Plant]

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Standard Hollywood's New Pop-Up Shop Will Charm Bookworms and Floraphiles

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  Site Where: 8300 Sunset Boulevard [map], Hollywood , CA, United States, 90069
March 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM | by | Comment (1)

Ever since Rudy's, a Portland-based hipster barbershop chain, vacated its spot at The Standard Hollywood earlier this year, the hotel has been experimenting with different pop-up concepts. And currently, an LA-based art book shop called Book Stand has installed a 30-day retail residency in the space, based on the theme of plants.

Yup, plants. An entire assortment of art books, magazines, vintage tomes, films, art, pottery and "ephemera" all glorifying nature's different forms of greenery. Kind of a nice change of pace for a hotel mainly known for blacklisting guests and publishing ads of people peeing and drooling.

Out of curiosity, we hunted down a few of the titles that will be included in the shop, and found neat-o items like the zine Sunday Mornings at the River, or photographer Arno Fischer's 1978 monograph The Garden, or Avec, the first issue of a Korean lifestyle magazine devoted entirely to flowers.

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5 Seriously Sexy Last-Minute Hotels for Valentine's Day

February 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

Haven't made plans with your sweetie for Valentine's Day yet? Have no fear. We've put together a short n' sweet list of seriously sexy Valentine's Day packages that are still available to book. But the clock is ticking!

CANYON RANCH MIAMI BEACH: The oceanfront wellness hotel is offering several new classes to "liberate one's libido" for Valentine's Day, including "Position Yourself", taught by Dr. Yoav Suprun. The renowned physical therapist will demonstrate important strengthening exercises to help you achieve the most desired sexual positions. Rates for the hotel for tonight and tomorrow start at $630 for a one-bedroom suite with a city view. That includes a kitchen area, 920-sq.ft. to try out your sexual positions and free wireless in case you need to look something up. Go here to book.

THE REVERE HOTEL, BOSTON: This new spunky spot on Stuart Street is offering a Screaming Orgasm package which includes overnight accommodations and a private mixology lesson where guests will learn to make X-Rated cocktails with Boston's own Kirsten “Kitty” Amann, author of The Screaming Orgasm: 69 X-rated Cocktails. As if the orgasm weren't enough, a copy of her book, in-room chocolate covered strawberries and whipped cream and a late checkout top off package, which is priced at $499. Go here to book.

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Balazs Brings New Chef (and Restaurant!) to Standard East Village

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  Site Where: 25 Cooper Square [map], New York, NY, United States, 10003
January 25, 2013 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

André Balazs, the hunky hotelier behind the notorious Standard hotels, has announced he'll be bringing in a new chef to the yet-unnamed restaurant at The Standard East Village.

Executive Chef John Fraser will don his toque when the restaurant opens this fall. The menu, which is said to be vegetable-driven, will focus on produce sourced from Balazs’ farm in upstate New York, The Locusts on Hudson. The secondary focus will be prime meats and fish.

The restaurant, which will be located on the ground level of the hotel, will feature indoor and outdoor garden dining, in addition to a street front café.

We'll keep you posted on developments and hope to be first to get our grub on when the time comes (though we'll have better table manners than this).

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Last Chance To Catch The Standard Hotel's Rainbow Laser (And Other News)

November 29, 2012 at 9:07 AM | by | Comments (0)

 

There's tons of New York hotel news flying around this week and we don't have time to give each and every story the love and attention it may deserve, so you will have to settle for some news briefs.

· Follow The Rainbow to the Standard Hotel: On Tuesday, a bold new work of public art debuted on top of (where else?) The Standard New York. Titled "Global Rainbow, After the Storm," by US artist Yvette Mattern, the work features seven beams of high-powered laser light projected into the sky. The rainbow is actually visible for up to 35 miles, though it only uses the amount of power equivalent to two hairdryers. Sadly, the installation is short-lived: tonight is the last night to see it in action.

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What Happens When You Have To Give Birth In A Hotel?

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  Site Where: 848 Washington [map], New York, NY, United States, 10014
November 16, 2012 at 9:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

Here's one kid who's going to have serious bragging rights when they grow up: being born at the Standard Hotel. Talk about starting early!

Tara Kimkee Tan, a former hotel manager at the Standard, was on duty one Saturday night in April 2011, when she suddenly went into labor, and was forced to give birth in a guest room. Which is bad enough, but Yahoo! reports that Tan is now suing Standard for $10 million, claiming that the hotel carelessly shooed her out the side door after the delivery, neglected to offer her maternity leave, and then fired her four months later for 'stealing hotel property.'

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