A few themes become clear upon entering the hotel: the furniture is exquisite, and there is lots of dark wood everywhere. This isn't a bad thing at all—rather than squinting to see everything, we felt comfortably engulfed in the moody, romantic space.
While we wish we could have snapped more photos of the lobby itself (it's a little brighter than the bar and the library, thanks to some big Broadway-facing windows), it's actually quite small. There's just a few chairs in front of the check-in desk, and then a small corridor that leads to the elevators.
But it was the library itself that got our full attention. Considered part of the dining room, it's a place for guests to relax and have cocktails before their meal. The room, located in the east wing of the hotel, has an abundance of leather studded couches, armchairs, and even a long communal reading table—with three walls full of books, and a nice cocktail next to us, we could easily pass a few hours in here and think nothing of it.