Tying the whole atrium together is a ten foot high steel sculpture by Australian artist Matthew Harding, titled Neo (like the dude from The Matrix). Like a gleaming new sports car in a mall, the red and silver piece, pictured above, sits on top of a black glass fountain. Way up above, the atrium's glass ceiling lets in a flood of natural light, which in turn reflects back down on the water and statue below. Pretty nifty, huh?
Art is undoubtedly a priority for the HBA-interior-designed hotel, though the rooms and amenities themselves don't sound too shabby either. 302 rooms and 42 suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms (with mirror TVs!) and high-speed WiFI. And that's before you even get to the hotel's six restaurants (including the 100th-floor seafood eatery, Catch), 69th-floor indoor pool, and ground-floor Hua Spa.
Rates start at around $330/night, though with a special "Have It All" introductory package, guests can get a room, breakfast buffet, dining voucher, a 45-minute spa treatment and WiFi for just $468/night.
[Photo: Matthew Harding]