Once a hub for meatpacking plants and industrial warehouses, this transformed area in Manhatten now boasts a fashionable and eclectic mix of luxury boutiques, trendy restaurants, and cutting-edge art galleries. Located on the west side of Manhattan, the district stretches from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, offering a unique blend of historic charm and contemporary flair. Stroll along the cobblestone streets, explore the renowned High Line Park, or indulge in a culinary adventure at the Chelsea Market. The Meatpacking District, with its pulsating energy and rich history, is an essential stop for any visitor seeking the essence of New York City’s dynamic urban culture. Here are our favourite 5-star and luxury hotels in the area.
The Standard, High Line
The wide-open vistas afforded by The Standard’s prime riverside location are rare in New York hotels. Add to this, high up suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and freestanding tubs and you have some views to die for (cityscape or Hudson). Interior design has been planned so as not to distract from this feature; simple, minimal and midcentury is the aesthetic of choice here. A rooftop bar, gym, bistro, hangout space with foosball and pool are among the shared spaces in the property. The Standard is found within the deeply trendy Meatpacking District.
Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC
Having arrived in this trendy district some two decades ago, the Gansevoort property offers 186 bedrooms with Lululemon Studio Mirrors for in-room workouts. It received a full makeover in 2021, which included the renovation of its crown jewel; the panoramic rooftop which boasts a 45-foot heated pool, bar and funky lounge hosting regular DJs. There’s a wealth of culinary choices on the doorstep, but the Chester American Bistro (great for a weekend brunch) and the European-style Coffee + Cocktails are its in-house venues. Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC was named among the Five Best Hotels In NYC By Condé Nast Traveler.