The Cassa Hotel and Residences in Manhattan makes a striking statement with a streamlined 40-story exterior, a glass catwalk suspended above the ground floor, and a chic lobby with black walls and red-lacquer accents. The 166 rooms and suites have beds dressed in crisp white Frette linens and oversize leather seating. And a selection of design, art, and fashion books from Taschen and Rizzoli in each room is even more reason to hang out.
At 70 W. 45th St. Call 212-302-8700; .