The city now has its own Garden of Eden envisioned by interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, who was charged with redoing the interiors of the Mondrian Hotel
. The snowy-white lobby, with its cloudlike light fixtures, cherubs and a baobab tree trunk that seems to support the ceiling, evokes innocence, although temptation is suggested in the form of a long, curving serpentine bench. Each of the 194 rooms boasts plasma televisions, 300-thread-count sheets and Noriega-Ortiz's trademark sleek, modern design. Rooms from $135, May 12 through October 1 (7353 East Indian School Rd.; 800/697-1791, ).