Chelsea & Meatpacking
Chelsea is The Art District of Manhattan. The art galleries line the streets and you can literally spend days visiting the various galleries showcasing exiting art from established as well as new and upcoming artists.
Chelsea Gallery Map is an excellent guide to the hundreds of galleries that offers something for all – whether you are an art enthusiast or a true connoisseur – you will find something to your liking in Chelsea.
The High Line is one of my favorite places in this area. The elevated former rail line, transformed into a thriving park, is perfect for a stroll overlooking the busy streets of Manhattan. It begins at the Meatpacking District and is 34 blocks long and offering plentiful of fantastic photo-op’s along the way.
Designer stores line the streets of Meatpacking, and it is easy to spend both time and money here – but make sure to visit Chelsea Market as well. It’s an old biscuit factory transformed into a food hall and shopping mall – the food is excellent and the shops are plentiful. Another food hall with many food vendors worth mentioning in the area is Gansevoort Market.
At the beginning of The High Line in the Meatpacking District, is Whitney Museum of American Art. It is an amazing museum if you are interested in modern art and above all North American art and its development since 1900s. There are always interesting exhibitions and from the various terraces you have a spectacular view over Midtown and the Financial District. I suggest that you start your day here and continue along The High Line.
If you are looking for a spectacular view and a really cool hotel – stay at The Standard which is built above The High Line.
My favorite hotels in Chelsea & Meatpacking
The Standard, High Line
Rising above a former elevated train line that has become downtown’s favorite public park, The Standard, High Line is located in New York City’s Meatpacking District. Every one of the 338 rooms features a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Manhattan and/or the mighty Hudson River.
As much a place to play as it is to stay, our downtown hotel offers everything today’s urban traveler seeks for buttoning down, loosening up, or a little of both: 314 loft-style guest rooms and suites, luxurious amenities, unique event spaces and a friendly staff that knows the ins and outs of everything NYC.
The Maritime Hotel
This nautical-themed hotel’s distinctive porthole windows overlook nearby art galleries, Chelsea Market food shopping and the High Line elevated urban park. Inspired by ship cabins, the rooms have teak furnishings, 5-foot-round windows, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and minibars; top-floor suites have outdoor terraces.
Touting breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of New York City and sunsets over the Hudson River, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC is the first luxury, full service resort in Manhattan’s vibrant and historic Meatpacking District. 186 spacious guest rooms including 22 stylish suites and one Duplex Penthouse Suite – many with seating nooks in bay windows, stand-in balconies and stunning Manhattan views.
A modern approach to the boutique hôtel, travelers will find the Americano’s close proximity to the High Line, Hudson River and newly constructed Hudson Yards—with its architectural and cultural attractions such as The Vessel and The Shed—the perfect launch pad for exploring New York City’s most talked-about sights.
The High Line Hotel
Each of The High Line Hotel’s 60 rooms evoke a bygone era of a graciously decorated guesthouse. As our guest you’ll enjoy staying in our light-filled rooms featuring beautiful hardwood floors and one-of-a-kind locally sourced furniture. Oversized beds with crisp cotton linens provide a perfect night’s sleep, and plush robes invite you to relax after a long day.
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