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TORONTO:
The Dale Chihuly-designed glass canopy fronting Toronto’s new METROPOLITAN HOTEL sets a chic tone at the 88-room Entertainment District boutique. Rooms from $194. (800) 668-6600, www.metropolitan.com

WASHINGTON, D.C.:
The pop-art-mad HELIX HOTEL stocks vibrant rooms with Bugles and Pop Rocks and illuminates the “zone [out]” suites with lava lamps. From $139. (866) 508-0658, www.hotelhelix.com

MINNEAPOLIS:
With plasma TVs, multimedia entertainment systems, four-jetted showers, and gallery-inspired lighting, the Le Meridien hotel chain’s new Art + Tech room model debuts at the just-opened LE MERIDIEN MINNEAPOLIS. From $209. (800) 543-4300, www.lemeridien.com

NASHVILLE:
Downtown Nashville’s HERMITAGE HOTEL, built in 1910, emerges from a $15 million restoration that reconfigured guestrooms and restored public areas to reclaim its spot on the social register. From $265. (888) 888-9414, www.thehermitagehotel.com