The lobby is bright, airy and welcoming, with friendly staff members ready to answer any question. The black and white marble floors are redone in the same bow-tie pattern that pays homage to the original architect, Morris Lapidus, who wore one most of the time.
The famed “staircase to nowhere” remains, backed by a curved wall of gold mosaic tile, lending drama to any entrance. The marble pillars, whose design is repeated throughout the resort, have been restored.
There is eye-catching artwork everywhere you look, including color-changing light boxes behind the check-in desk. Innovative touch screens placed around the resort help guests find their way around the 22-acre property.