Built in 1895, The High Line Hotel is a former Seminary Campus with a rich history and heritage. During the restoration process, unique design elements including the ventilation grates and floor tile patterns were discovered throughout The Seminary. These design elements were preserved to maintain the charm and grandeur of the Collegiate Gothic past.
We call our design aesthetic Vintage Eclectic Americana and we hope you enjoy the little vignettes and surprises that fill our property.
Furniture in the lobby and guest rooms of The High Line Hotel have been carefully curated and sourced from various sources, such as:
Each room at The High Line Hotel features authentic Western Electric 202 rotary dial phones by Western Electric, a predecessor company to Bell Telephone:
Old Phone Works: oldphoneworks.com
To celebrate The Seminary’s heritage, The High Line Hotel commissioned a set of vintage custom embossers:
History at The High Line Hotel is not just all around you– it is also under your feet:
Heirloom Rug: heirloomrug.com
The High Line Hotel offers guests a wonderful selection featuring:
Eclectic and insightful, the collection of books displayed throughout The High Line Hotel has been carefully hand picked:
Ingo Swann: wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingo_Swann
Roman & Williams initiated the interior transformation from a Seminary into The High Line Hotel:
Roman and Williams: romanandwilliams.com
Every room and suite at The High Line Hotel comes equipped with a wireless Jawbone Jambox player.
The Jambox provides the perfect soundtrack for every occasion, because it’s your soundtrack.
Easy to setup in three quick steps:
Ask the front desk how to take one home with you.
The High Line Hotel has one of the most comfortable beds in Chelsea:
The High Line Hotel offers guests premium C.O. Bigelow amenities. C.O. Bigelow is also closely associated with the history of Chelsea:
C.O. Bigelow: bigelowchemists.com
Each symbol represents a different room type, and you will find the various symbols – 5 in total – on the outside of the guest room door, and also on each embosser (i.e. there is a different symbol for a King Suite than a Double Queen).
As you wander the property, keep your eyes peeled for the various symbol references, they are all around you!
The symbology was created by AREA 17.
AREA 17: area17.com
The tennis racquets in Room 33 are from the Johnny Mac/Vitas Geralitas days, when tennis was a bit more rough and tumble than today’s tech-ladled, oversized ball-controlling racquets. The four charming racquets were sourced locally from flea markets and thrift shops throughout Chelsea.
The Writer’s Nook is located in Suite 5 of The High Line Hotel:
The High Line Hotel has procured several authentic typewriters:
Smith Corona: wikipedia.org/wiki/smithcorona
E. Remington and Sons: wikipedia.org/wiki/eremingtonandsons
Royal Typewriter Company: wikipedia.org/wiki/royaltypewritercompany
Underwood Typewriter Company: wikipedia.org/wiki/underwoodtypewritercompany
Hammond Typewriter: wikipedia.org/wiki/hammondtypewriter
The bath towels in all bathrooms at The High Line Hotel are some of the largest in New York City. Crisp white and plush, the towels complement the high-quality C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries bath amenities and elegant bathroom design by Roman & Williams. The towels are 100% cotton and are part of H & A Clarke’s Sapphire Collection.
H & A Clarke: haclarke.com
Roughly 40 of our guestrooms have beautiful historic fireplace mantles. The fireplaces were bricked in decades ago, however the charm and old world craftsmanship is still evident in the old mantles.
Rooms at The High Line Hotel feature four vintage wallpaper designs:
English Wallpaper: trustworth.com/wallpaper
Your room was formerly the dormitory room for an up and coming Episcopalian priest of the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Church of the United States. The Seminary was founded by Clement Clarke Moore in 1815.
Each guest room features the beautifully inspired beautiful coffee table book The High Line, the first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of the creative inspiration behind the High Line, the transformative public ‘park in the sky’:
Illustrated by renowned Brooklyn artist Samantha Dion Baker (@sdionbakerdesign), the High Line Hotel’s limited-edition coloring book is a celebration of the hotel’s history, heritage, and décor. The coloring book is sketched in Dion Baker’s informal-yet-whimsical style and invites children and adults alike to bring to life cozy scenes of guestrooms, the lobby, the retro Intelligentsia Coffee Citroën van, custom wallpapers, stained glass windows, original brick and subway tile surfaces, and canine regulars. Paying homage to the apple orchard which originally comprised West Chelsea, guests are challenged to find and color seven apples hidden throughout the book. It is available on a complimentary basis for visitors to and guests of the hotel.
180 Tenth Avenue
(at 20th Street)
New York, New York 10011
+1 (212) 929-3888