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New York visit - The Standard High Line

The creation of super-hotelier Andre Balazs, The Standard, High Line hotel is a glorious glassy high-rise, with witty minimalist interiors, cheekily exhibitionist bathrooms and unbeatable views over the Hudson (especially at sunset). Towering on concrete stilts above its namesake High Line, the hotel benevolently lords it over the West Village – a gentle but impeccably groomed giant.

The stark concrete glass and brick exterior floating above the High Line.

Roman & Williams, the team behind the ACE Hotel in New York was also in charge for the Standard Hotel. Unexpected, with cool white in the ground floor and warm wood colours in the rooms, this hotel is a must visit any time of the year.

If you have visited the brand's website, you can see that they're so into art and design and will offer som