Of course, the entire rest of the lobby is crammed with art, since that's kind of their "thing." Right by the front entrance, you'll find a giant blue glass wall, with different symbols etched into the squares. Up on the ceiling are hand-blown glass chandeliers by Dale Chihuly (whose work we also spotted recently at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore), which look like little exploding rainbows.
Behind the check-in desk is a large colorful, New Orleans-inspired painting made from thousands of little puzzle pieces. We weren't sure if that was some comment on all the endless busywork that goes into running an efficient hotel, with all the complaints, hiccups, and changes of plan that come with the job.
Luckily, check-in and check-out were both smooth as butter, leaving us with even more time to wander around soaking up all the pretty art.