The entrance here is so nondescript, you could walk right past without a hint of what's inside—a seriously sexy hotel, the brainchild of entrepreneur Ian Schrager and artist-designer Philippe Starck, where spacious rooms sport translucent orange Plexiglas tables, high ceilings, and two huge "infinity" wall mirrors. A mix of hipsters, music-industry types, and celebrities flock to the moody, dramatically illuminated lobby, dominated by a gigantic Napoleonic chair that
could accommodate Shaquille O'Neal, with room to spare. This theatrical staging is enhanced by surreal seating options like a leather love seat with buffalo tusks, all surrounding a floor-to-ceiling, pitch-black fireplace. The art-deco Redwood Room bar, paneled with wood from a 2,000-year-old tree, is known for its beautiful clientele. Asia de Cuba restaurant prepares an artful fusion of Asian and Latino cuisines.