DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel

After a $35 million renovation, the 760-room Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel has been made over with a retro-chic flair that was inspired by the structure’s original 1961 design by renowned Modernist architect Morris Lapidus. The updated interior is now in sync with the hotel’s modish '60s signboard, curved façade and sea-foam green tile. On the lobby-level you’ll find the Met Lounge, a lounge and bar with eggshell shaped bar stools, as well as the Met Grill, a new american-fare restaurant with a lackluster menu. There’s also a well equipped 24-hour health club and business center. Though small and compact, modern guestrooms are hip and outfitted with blackout curtains, 37' HDTVs, high-speed Internet, cordless phones, in-room safes, and climate control. Sixties-inspired abstract prints hang above cushy beds and chaise lounges are accented with colorful pillows. Slate-tile bathrooms, complete with updated basin-style sinks and a stash of Neutrogena products, are also on the small side. For size queens, book an 18th-floor junior suite with a sofa bed and balcony. — Melia Patria

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