The lobby has huge 21-foot-tall ceilings, interspersed with a collection of giant white pillars—so wide, in fact, our arms could barely reach around them. Hanging down between the pillars are swaths of gauzy, white fabric, which billow gently every time the door opens or someone walks through. The surrounding walls gently curve along the edges, forming a complete circle around the Front Desk.
Not to get too carried away with ourselves, but this was one of the more heavenly lobbies we've ever walked through. So quiet and peaceful. You might even call it saint-like....
Other interesting design details here are of course the two giant gold bells, one that hangs over the pool table, and another in the dining room at Sweet Olive. Ridiculously large in proportion to the rest of the space, their bright color actually works with the whites and turquoises of the space, rather than against them.
Finally, a small library is built into one section of the curved wooden wall, while next to that, a neat-looking array of etched squares break down the hotel's intricate logo into small bite-size chunks.