This swank hotel is ensconced in a 14-story former bank (built in 1924), distinguished by an exterior decorated with classical cornices and cartouches. Inside, the look and feel is sophisticated, eclectic, and upbeat. Rooms offer extras such as big-fringed ottomans, oversize framed mirrors and beds, and lots of pillows. Bambara Restaurant, on the ground level, is one of the city's most celebrated dining spots. Pets are welcome, but if you left yours at home, you can request
a goldfish in advance, and they'll have one in your room to keep you company.