The small lobby resembles a slightly updated, but very tasteful mansion living room: leather armchairs, 1920's nickel lamps, and Parisian flea market cane tables. There's also an MC. Escher carpet and Japanese paper screens but the feeling is old-fashioned formal.
The turn-of-the-century building is grand from the outside, with its Beaux-Arts limestone facade, but inside is smaller and less intimidating than Morgans Hotel Groups other hotels.
The rooms are stylish in a masculine way, but far from overwhelming. Guests enjoy low profile beds, down pillows and comforters, fine Oxford bed linens, distinctive maple furnishings and upholstered window seats. Bathrooms are modestly sized and tiled in black and white, while bedrooms are a calming caramel, ivory and pale gold. The fabrics provide an unexpected tingle ,corduroy armchairs, suede banquettes and silk lampshades.
If you are hungry for a bit of outrageous style, eat at the hotel's restaurant where you'll find massive expanses of white marble, the "make new friends" communal table, and motel style waterfall mural. The cuisine is described as New York-innovative pan-Asian, with a dash of Caribbean flair.