Talk about a great first impression—this hotel's lobby, by noted Italian architect Piero Lissoni, is elegant and welcoming, as is the soothingly decorated lounge and terrace one floor above. There are views of the Old City from many of the spacious guest rooms, which are decorated in soft tones of beige and cream. Well-appointed bathrooms add to the appeal. Scala may tempt guests to stay in for dinner, particularly if preceded by a treatment at the hotel's expansive
spa. The magnificent Children's Play Center has plenty to keep the younger ones entertained, and there are video game systems for older kids.