Hotelier Andre Balazs’ hugely anticipated, High-Line-straddling Standard New York is finally opening its doors to guests, albeit only partially, beginning Dec. 10.
Five floors of the towering 300-room behemoth, Mr. Balazs’ largest hotel, are ready for company; its sprawling food and beverage program won’t be ready until sometime 2009.
According to the blog Down By The Hipster:
We are opening a handful of rooms in the midst of an otherwise busy construction site, at rates starting at $195. The price includes complimentary Continental breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls, 24 hour concierge service and use of our lobby.
Room service will be available in early 2009. In the interim, guests will receive an in-room binder consisting of our favorite local restaurants which will provide delivery service.
As the hotel is still undergoing construction, these preview rates will be available until February 09.