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Walking past The James, you don’t think much of the milquetoast brick building. Inside, it’s a different story. The lobby could easily be a design store, with its warm, light colors, cushy mid-century modern orange couches, brown leather ottomans, and bookshelves. There’s a surefire masculine feel to it, but it’s more metrosexual than anything, like hanging out with your fun guy friend. Standard rooms are spacious, with a work nook that allows you to separate slightly from the bed area. Suites feel straight out of a design magazine photo shoot, and one of them even has a projector so that kids (or adults) can broadcast films on the wall. Although all of the surroundings are gorgeous and make this a hotel worth staying in on their own, the true standout here is David Burke’s Primehouse, which is on the first floor. “You can get a dry-aged steak brought to your room,” said my hotel tour guide. “Can’t say that about a lot of places.” In fact, a number of the guests return for that very reason. When you’re ready to work off your steak, ask the hotel to make an appointment with their personal trainer, who will meet you in the fitness room.