Nestled between Chelsea’s famous art galleries, the newly opened High Line Hotel is a historic boutique hotel ideal for those longing for an authentic New York stay.
Once an apple orchard owned by poet Clement Clark Moore and later used as student housing for the General Theological Seminary, the hotel’s architectural structure remains an important historical landmark.
While the hotel only opened its doors in May 2013, the atmosphere feels as if time stood still in a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Its 19th century neo-Gothic architecture proudly stands between the ever changing modern buildings.
With exposed brick walls, stained-glass windows and antique flair, passer-byers and guests alike switch from a modern world into another era in a matter of seconds. 50 yards to the west lays the equally named, yet contemporarily designed and elevated High Line Park, which creates one of the many visual paradoxes that New York is famous for.
The 60 luxurious guest rooms mirror the historical architecture of the building. Each room is furnished with vintage local pieces that have been purchased at antique fairs and vintage markets all around the US. This unique touch allow guests to feel as if they have been invited into someone’s private and timeless estate rather than a boutique hotel in buzzing New York.
The building’s original gothic moldings, stairwells, pine floors and fireplaces have been carefully preserved throughout the years as they remain physical reminders of a once gracious bygone era. Whether you’re a local wanting to escape the city or a tourist visiting New York. Alone or with a friend. Single or a couple. The High Line Hotel is ready to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Forget your typical hotel and head over to this historical masterpiece.
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Written by Stephany Daal