A member of the Historic Hotels of America and on the National Register of Historic Places, this Art-Deco grande dame has kept up with the times and delights visitors by providing not just top-rate service (yes, that's a doorman dressed as a Beefeater who greets arrivals) but many thoughtful amenities and unique features.
Glamorous touches, including a huge Bohemian crystal chandelier that illuminates the tea court, Andy Warhol endangered species lithographs on every floor, and a lobby mural that evokes elaborate design of a silk kimono create for the Heathman Hotel a unique sense of place.
Literary-minded guests will appreciate the hotel's airy library in the mezzanine. It houses an impressive collection of books autographed by their authors, who were guests here. Among them: Tom Wolfe, Wally Lamb, Garrison Keillor, and Alice Walker.
Chocolate-lovers will find Cacao, an artisanal chocolate shop on the street level, a must-visit. And afternoon tea served in the lounge seven days a week provides sustenance till dinner. Later in the day, live music fills the lounge and lobby till 11pm.