I have been here several times, but have never stayed in the special tower area. The rooms are very modern with a hard rock edge in the hallways. There are many lovely details in the rooms and building if you take the time to look around. The bathrooms and toiletries are high end. The view of the gulf is amazing from our 10th story room. The beds are cozy with comfy linens. It is like coming to another world when we need to get away from New Orleans.