SoHo Metropolitan Hotel
An original Dave Chihuly sculpture, comprised of 80 hand-blown glass discs, is suspended over the entrance of this 15-story glass-and-chrome hotel in the downtown area. Popular with visiting celebrities (past guests include Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and 50 Cent), the SoHo Metropolitan has 91 guestrooms featuring Italian Frette linens, walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows that open, and electronically controlled drapes and Do Not Disturb signs. The most notable in-room feature, however, is the spacious bathroom with heated floors, a deep soaking tub, and Molton Brown bath products. The hotel also offers an Asian-inspired restaurant and bar called Luckee by local (and international) celebrity chef Susur Lee.