Chelsea Highline Hotel
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The High Line gets a Hotel
Those who cannot get enough of the High Line’s charms can now check into one of 60 rooms at the recently-opened High Line Hotel in Chelsea, where views are aplenty. The hotel itself is a 263-year old historic landmark brick building, and a former cloistered theological seminary. Because of its link to academia, the design firm Roman & Williams wanted an Ivy League meets eclectic boutique feel. Furnishings include hand-woven rugs from routes along the Silk Road, books in the rooms and hotel lobby, and eclectic pieces sourced from vintage markets. Since the academic vibe would not be complete without caffeine, the lobby features the first East Coast store of Chicago-based Intelligentsia coffee (there is also a mobile truck version which will make its city rounds soon, according to the hotel). Original architectural details, including fireplaces, windows and flooring from the 1800’s, have been left untouched wherever possible. 22 rooms offer a view of the High Line, and there are two outdoor courtyards and seminary paths for quiet time. Room rates start from $355 per night (room) and from $535 (suite).
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