Key selling points: Immerse yourself in the allure of contemporary Asia, which beckons with details like lacquered Oriental accents, rich oak-wood paneling, and interpretive artwork by Wang Xu Yuan.
High-ceilinged interiors cocooned in Japanese lattice screens exude monasterial elegance and include two bedrooms, a living and dining room, and a pantry with private butler’s entrance. But the suite also indulges travelers with the luxuries they are due, most extravagant of which is a marble master bath with deep soaking tub.
Standout service: For a proposal, staff devised a treasure hunt in the guest room with clues that led to the ring.
Style: Far East sleek, by B+H CHILL Design, 2012
Special amenities: 46- and 52-inch LG flat-screen TVs, iPad, iPod docking station, bedside control for lighting and drapes, Nespresso coffee machine, 800-thread-count Shangri-La signature bedding, Bulgari toiletries, Wi-Fi
Square footage: 2,200, including 100 outdoors
Number of bedrooms in suite: Two
Number of bathrooms: Two
Number of rooms and suites in hotel: 202, including 49 suites
Who’s slept here?: Luminaries from finance and theater
Nightly rate: $10,000
Location: 188 University Avenue
General Manager Richard Cooke