Set in the city’s principal upscale shopping area, this lavish 179-room historic hotel dating from 1887 is located opposite Esplanade Park. A majestic circular lobby is surrounded by huge fluted columns highlighted with gold leaf. While the interior is a faithful re-creation of 19th-century opulence, renovations added contemporary accents such as colorful graphic prints to public areas, in addition to upgrades for all technological amenities. Exceptionally comfortable rooms feature luxurious duvets, dark mahogany furnishings and views over the hotel’s courtyard or Esplanade Park. Executive Rooms and all suites have complimentary access to the exclusive Upper Lounge. One of the Executive Suites contains its own sauna. Common spaces encompass an elegant brasserie, a more formal restaurant serving modern European cuisine and a stylish cocktail bar. Other facilities include a spa with Finnish and Turkish saunas and a high-tech gym staffed by personal trainers and nutritionists.
Lowest Rate: Deluxe Room, $370; Editor’s Choice: Junior Park Suite, $830.
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.