Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scrub a dub dub

If you get the chance, take a tour of the fab new Andre Balazs Standard Hotel NY in the Meatpacking District. It rises majestically over the High Line, the old elevated railway system that's being turned into a lush green garden. The rooms are crisp & clean, with wall-to-wall-floor-to-ceiling windows that boast spectacular views of the Hudson. Exposed showers and tubs give them a modern, slightly decadent, romantic vibe. The staff was young, hip, pretty and accommodating. With the hotel still under construction the next few months, preview room rates start at $195.00. Treat yourself, or tell a visiting friend to book a room. Sometimes all it takes to feel beautiful is a scrub & a soak. Recharge & indulge while watching the sunset over the Hudson.