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, including smoked chicken, braised beef ragu and a surf and turf of New York strip with grilled lobster. Downstairs, just off the lobby, is another slice of the Big Apple. Bagelshop serves coffee, 'schmear'-topped bagels and sandwiches until 3pm (or supplies are sold out). For grazing alongside cocktails at Bouquet Bar, you can order a cheese and charcuterie board.
Ellington's bar is a 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: try a vodka-laced blueberry and lavender Starry Eyes or a Famous by Accident maraschino and tequila medley. 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. Bouquet Bar is Fairlane's seasonal pop-up – a rooftop lounge and terrace for cocktails and wine that's strewn with shades-of-pink blossom and has firepits alfresco. Every Wednesday in the lobby, there's music, drinks and snacks from 5pm.
Ellington's serves from 4pm until 10pm (it's happy hour, Monday to Thursday until 6pm). Bouquet Bar is open 4pm–10pm, Monday to Thursday; from 2pm on weekends and until 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays. Bagelshop is open until 3pm.
Ellington’s menu can be ordered in-room until late.