we all know and love The Standard Hotels by Hotelier Andre Balazs...
here in Miami Beach, Hollywood (CA not FL).. and LA
They truly are spectacular hotels with an incredibly unique style..
The Standard Hotel-- New York is, as stated on their website "open-ish"
They are putting in the final touches and are currently taking reservations (hmm i should make reservations for NYE '09) .. no photographs are available YET online of what is sure to be an amazing hotel..
in the mean time here are some pics of the standard miami beach, hollywood and LA:
and here's a behind the scenes look at the standards' staff '09 calendar (now available of course at shop the standard)