Making this series official — check in for luxury (although I think it really started with my stay at The Upper House in Hong Kong last year!)
I used to live in the East Village many years ago, and during my last trip to New York City, I revisited my old stomping ground and checked into The Standard, East Village. The view alone is worth the stay. And if you could get a corner unit, even better. I had also been meaning to check out Chef David Chang's Momofuku restaurants in the East Village, so the location was perfect. His Ssäm Bar was quite good, full of big culinary flavors.
The Standard, East Village
25 Cooper Square
New York, New York
Wake up in time for sunrise (top photo), if even for just one morning.
If you are looking for a curated list of boutique hotels that showcase good designs and attention to detail, give Tablet Hotels a go. Perks: can't go wrong with being a Tablet Plus member neither (I am one!), special amenities and upgrades at check in. Nothing beats enjoying a complimentary bottle of wine while you unpack — thank you The Standard!
TYPE LAYOUT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY PEGGY WONG