Amazing environment, very special view, and the service is first class. The maître d' was particularly impressive in an "old school" way.
This hotel tries to be very private, and the bar, lounge, and restaurant clearly are designed for guests of the hotel. The lounge will not allow non-guests to take up all the tables, instead keeping several of them (especially the best ones by the windows) open in case a guest arrives. But if you're sweet to the staff and patient, (and they're not too busy - or you're the kind of people they want as a customer) you can still gain access and have a great time. I think this is exactly what happened to us: there were several available tables when we arrived, but we were asked to wait at the bar for 30 minutes. We had a great drink at the bar, and the maître d' collected us about 40 minutes later and seated us in the middle of the lounge.
Don't confuse this with a restaurant. It's a lobby lounge that also serves "light food". But frankly, the food is a full meal, and splendid. If you can't get in to their restaurant, this is a great way to enjoy food from the same kitchen. A wide range of Asian themed food - about 20 items to choose from. Each item is a bit smaller than a typical entree, but plenty for me. And the drinks are all just right.
Brace yourself for an expensive bill - this place caters to the wealthy. And if you're not staying in the hotel (and who could at $1k a night!) you'll feel a bit like a second-class guest, but point your nose up a bit more and live it up! It can be your (and your server's) little secret.
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