Living got an exclusive sneak peek at the lobby of the the High Line Hotel, which will open late this spring in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. By the looks of this sketch from architecture and interior-design heavyweight Roman and Williams, the cozy 60-room property will be a beauty, filled with vintage furniture found along the East Coast and antique rugs from around the world.
The building, built in 1895, was once a seminary dormitory, and some of its original Gothic architecture is still intact (think gorgeous antique moldings and fireplace mantels). But don’t mistake the hotel for old-fashioned—there are many decidedly modern amenities, like paperless check-in on iPads and the very first East Coast location of beloved coffeehouse Intelligentsia. Perhaps the best part of the hotel is its location next to the elevated High Line park, perfect for people-watching or an evening stroll after sipping cocktails at the hotel’s café in the front courtyard.