The High Line Hotel is a completely unique and inspiring respite from the harried pace of downtown Manhattan. Just off 10th Avenue, the gated Parisian style courtyard complete with lush gardens demarcated by gas lamps, beckons passers-by to step into a different era. The centuries-old, collegiate gothic-style brick buildings lend an air of gravitas without overwhelming the property.
Oversized guest rooms and the lobby draw inspiration from the estate’s original roots as a quiet apple orchard turned cloistered seminary. The 60-room hotel occupies what had until recently been a student dormitory belonging to the General Theological Seminary, which still operates in a section of the building.
Gothic moldings and accent details, including fireplaces, have been maintained though history does not hamper the hotel’s modern aspirations, which have been skillfully implemented by Roman and Willams.
Each room has been furnished with hand-selected, one-of-a-kind pieces sourced from antique fairs, vintage markets and found object providers from New York State and around the U.S.