After a major renovation of its rooms, the former Hotel Opus has been reclaiming its place in a center of cool, right across the street from such hot spots as Globe and Buonanotte. The proof lies in the lobby's smattering of models, actors, game developers, and musicians, who are milling around, checking their email via the free Wi-Fi. Although the lobby's the same, the rooms are now warmer, with plum doors and brighter bathrooms. Outside, the hotel's exterior is striking:
one half is an art-nouveau classic from 1914; the other is a brick-and-concrete contemporary.