Best Hotel Architecture That No One Ever Talks About
July 28th, 2011
Sometimes it’s the little things in big cities that are the most striking. While the PH Towers Westgate, at 52 stories, isn’t exactly small, it is set back a ways from the clutter of the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard, amid other secondary Strip architecture. On that level, and despite the fact that we’re way “over” condo high-rises and reflective-glass structures at this point, it is a handsome building. But what we like most about Michal Postranecky’s work are the subtle design elements that emerge as you move around the tower. Our favorite vantage point: from the Cosmopolitan, where, out of nowhere, the building’s razor-sharp edge catches your eye as it cuts through the skyline. It’s a graceful, unexpected move on an urban fabric that needs a few more layers of surprises.