This is my favorite hotel ever visited–absolutely breathtaking! But with a somewhat irreverent sense of humor and being that we didn’t get in until after 10pm I have to confess that the motif had sexual potential. Take a look at the sideways flame that hung over the elevated lobby bar. Now tell me honestly if that doesn’t bear a striking resemblance to something else, very non-flamelike! Okay, okay, I know their intent was a flame as that is clearly what is on the wall over the front desk.
The room was beyond elegant with a Chinese screen above the bed, an alcove by the window with a chenille covered chaise, gossamer draperies, and the latest in electronics. The bath, though compact, had the best lighting of any so far, though that isn’t saying much. (That seems to be the only consistent downfall in the Chinese hotels, the vanity lighting.) The best was there was no automatic closer on the door so that getting in and out with luggage didn’t entail risking getting locked out or fighting the door with your luggage. We had to leave at 6am the following day so I did my own bellhopping. Otherwise I wasn’t permitted to carry a bag the entire trip. If this is celebrity living, I’m all over it!