This visually stunning art hotel offers warm Midwest hospitality.
Set in the downtown Theater District, this Loews hotel is contemporary and arty — not trendy in an Ian Schrager way, but stylish in a museum-worthy way. The lobby is an impressive cavern of geometrically pleasing wood and stone. The 255 bedrooms are lovely, with etched glass, handcrafted headboards, 42-inch plasma screen TVs, high-speed Internet access and warm touches such as cotton duvets and blonde wood to keep the look from being too cold. Bathrooms have free-standing shower rooms with rain showers and etched glass washbasins set on limestone tables. The hotel can host meetings and conferences of up to 1,500; there are even private screening rooms with stadium seating. Popular with locals is Cosmos restaurant, serving New American cuisine in a venue off the lobby. On-site Embury Spa offers a relaxing urban retreat.