A table in the far-left corner lets you take in you surroundings in all their mid-century glory.
It might be all denim and plaid elsewhere but here you can go full Madison Avenue à la mode.
If it wasn't for the presence of Gulf shrimp and grits on the menu at Ellington's Midway Bar and Grill, you'd be forgiven for thinking you've somehow relocated to 1970s Manhattan – it's dimly lit and jazzily soundtracked, with curvaceous brown leather banquettes, palm fronds and pendant lamps. The menu features comforting favourites with the occasional Southern twist; we can highly recommend the Murder Point oysters from Alabama's coast, the glazed pork chop with bourbon smoked peaches and the hefty house salad. Downstairs, just off the lobby, is another slice of the Big Apple. Mile End Deli, transplanted straight from the heart of Brooklyn, serves breakfast favourites, bagels, sandwiches, smoked meats, latkes, pierogies and such until 3pm.
Ellington's bar is suave sweep of polished wood and brass with some eye-catching black-leather bar stools. Here bartenders shake classics – gimlets, daquiris, French 75s – and craft some signature serves. As an ode to the none-more-Mad Men atmosphere, there's even a cocktail bearing Peggy Olson's name. There's an outdoor terrace, if you want to sip in the sunshine, and Sunday nights play host to live jazz – courtesy of Emmylou Harris' keyboard player, no less. For a more casual setting, Mile End Deli serves wine, spirits and local beers. Revive yourself after the night before at Union Teller, the on-site coffee shop serving Stumptown blends and fresh pastries.
Ellington's serves from 11am to 11pm, Monday to Thursday, and until midnight on Fridays. It's dinner service only on weekends; from 5pm until midnight. The lobby bar stops serving at 8pm.
Both the Mile End Deli and Ellington’s menus can be ordered in-room until late.