The Fairmont, part of the Canadian chain of the same name, is a stunner: this 35-story tower was inspired by the wind-towers of the Gulf and at night is positively glittering with spotlights that change color over time thereby lending the building a certain flavor of Las Vegas or Disney World. Inside it’s all glass, marble, wood, fountains, and brushed stainless steel.
There are 11 restaurants, a state-of-the-art business center, world-class spa, and two mosaiked pools. Service was impeccable.
The most amazing thing about the place was free Internet access in your room via a webtv-like computer system connected to a 25″ TV. With an ASDL line, it was lightening fast.
Directions: Catty-corner opposite the World Trade Center.
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