I am a hardcore Starwood member and I usually stay at the Westin...however I stayed here with my mother for Christmas and I must admit I was quite impressed. At check-in I was immediately greeted with smiles from all of the staff that I encountered. I loved the lavender blouses and belts worn by the female staff. It makes them look so fashionable and unique. The decor though out the entire hotel is very urban chic and sophisticated. I was pleasantly surprised by the Peter Thomas Roth products and the painting on the ceiling. The whirlpool was gorgeous because it illuminates from the bottom. For breakfast we dined in the restaurant and the lemon pancake with fruit compote was absolutely delicious!! During this stay I opened up a Hilton honors account and and extended our stay. In the future I will consider staying at more Hilton hotels in addition to Starwood hotels.