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Loft 523 Hotel Review: Sophisticated and postmodern, this intimate hotel boasts sixteen lofts and three penthouses in the heart of the city. Renovated from an 1880s warehouse, Loft 523 features a design scheme that infuses the timeworn feel of its former incarnation with a modern spin. The rooms have Mondo king-size beds with Frette linens, Fortuny lamps, plasma TVs and streams of natural sunlight. Superior rooms also come with spoon-shaped Agape bathtubs, and two of the penthouses even boast deck space outside. Amenities include wireless high-speed Internet access, a 24-hour concierge and 24-hour access to a fitness center (located a half block away at sister hotel, International House). Featuring Latin jazz and other live music, the downstairs bar is representative of the guest rooms: sophisticated but simple, trendy without being pretentious.