At the Standard Hotel, ‘Coming Soonish’ Now Means Dec. 10

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.

At the Standard Hotel, ‘Coming Soonish’ Now Means Dec. 10