My maid of honor brought my crew here for an awesome bachelorette party, and it couldn't have been cooler. The place is ultra swank from the moment you walk in, the lobby is huge and swathed in sheer curtains hanging from the ceiling to and everything is white. The place was designed by David Chipperfield, and the minimalist modern style is carried through the whole hotel. The staff are all dressed in labcoats for a strange clinical yet spa-like look.
The rooms are also minimalist here, with some sort of marble flooring and a luxorious spa-like bathroom with a huge shower with a chair in it. Bed was comfy, done in white, and our room had a balcony overlooking the club and pool scene and the ocean.
As hotel guests, we got easy access to the Sky Bar, the hip pool bar and lounge area here. Hanging at this pool, you'll see a selection of siletto heel wearing peices of perfection in tiny bikinis, as well as some New Yorker brunos eyeing them. It's great people watching, and great drinks if you can afford the $15 mojito. At night everything is lit up, including the little cabanas and private areas, and the club starts hopping. Redroom is the name of the section with the dance music, and it was suprisingly un-hip (music-wise but the decor was all deep reds and sparkley brass). Music was typical overdone house and some hip hop, but we still danced for a while and tried to avoid the gross dude hitting on my friend.
There are two restaurants, Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert DeNiro's unbelievably popular (and supposedly equally fabulous) Nobu, and Ago, a Tuscan style eatery serving all three meals.
I was in the spa for a short time but had to go because my noon mojito and that sun made me dizzy, so I took a nap before the evening festivities. The spa looked very nice (and pricey too, I'm sure) with private spa only balconies and the spa itself was also done in an all white theme.
Another awesome thing about this place is it's proximity everything! You're walking distance from Lincoln Road and all the hip clubs and shops there, as well as a deco landmark, the Raleigh, which is an awesome hotel just to go see and have a drink. Website here: http://www.raleighhotel.com/ It's completely done up in 40's style.
Here is the Shore Club's website: http://www.shoreclub.com/