A City Getaway from the Country

Seems people always talk about getting out of the city and heading for the country to take a break but for those of us who endured a pretty brutal winter up here…a visit to New York City right now is a real treat.  Trees are in bloom…you don’t have to drive everywhere…restaurants galore within walking distance…fantastic museums…theatre…ballet…music.  It’s all right there and waiting for you!

So, this week when I went down to the city for a trade show along with two Hammertown associates–Sarah Hooper and Jessica Churton–I thought it would be nice to give them (and myself) an extra day in the city to just enjoy it.  I decided to book rooms at the Highline Hotel — a trendy, new  boutique hotel in Chelsea (at 20th & 10th Ave.) that I absolutely fell in love with and so did Sarah and Jess.  This is a real find!


A portion of architect Charles Haight’s mid-1800‘s masterpiece (and Federal Historic Landmark) the General Theological Seminary has been converted into The High Line Hotel.  It still has the original stained-glass windows and pine floors and is appointed beautifully with well-chosen antique and vintage accessories. I’m telling you, if I were going to decorate a hotel…this would be exactly how I’d do it! 


Highline Hotel Lobby

The Highline is only a 10 minute walk to the subway; a block from the Highline and Chelsea Piers and just minutes from the brand new Whitney Museum of American Art  (the dedication was held TODAY with First Lady Michelle Obama giving remarks).

Espresso Bar by Day & Wine Bar by Night

Also in the Lobby:  Espresso Bar by Day & Wine Bar by Night

So, here are some photos from our Mini Vacation in NYC
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– So give yourself a treat –

You know what they say 'a change is as good as a rest!'


Go on a Sunday night…they have special rates!  And if you you do go, tell them Hammertown sent you!

1 Comment

  • Julie Davis says:

    I stayed here when it was The Desmond Tutu center. I love what they have done with it!

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