We recently got to check out a suite at 60 Thompson, a hotel known for its sex appeal as much as for its spicy Thai food. But what struck us during the visit wasn't the designer condoms, or the use of curry paste (though the restaurant's tangy Pad Thai was awesome). It was the near-psychedelic effect produced by all the dark red marble lining the bathroom walls.
The patterned walls are such a sensory overload that they gave our camera's auto-focus a run for its money. Zooming in and out to get a clear shot, we felt ourselves getting a little woozy. It was all we could do to stop ourselves from grabbing the door, lowering ourselves to the floor, and blurting out a: "Woah, man."
Surprising, considering how tame the rest of the hotel is. As we remembered from our last visit, both rooms and lobby are set off by soothing beige and mahogany, and about the most controversial thing in the restaurant is a lily pad pond. Not exactly intense stuff.
We think we can safely knock out Andaz Midtown from its post as the "trippiest bathroom". Granted, the Thompson bathroom doesn't confront you with a "mystery bowl", but that's more confusing than trippy anyway.