Take a Seat: The Drayton Hotel

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Along the western wall of The Drayton Hotel lobby, a custom, cornflower blue chesterfield is long enough for the record books. It’s a sumptuous place to take a seat, but it’s far from the only spot to get cozy in this grand and perfectly appointed space on Drayton Street (where else?), near the intersection at Bay Street. The lobby was designed to feel like a living room, says The Drayton’s owner, Raghav Sapra, pointing out settees, banquettes and leather stools, with lighting ranging from modern sconces to vintage-inspired table lamps. A colorful palette with layered decor and a range of textures — brick floors, rattan walls — exudes a subtly tropical vibe, and ample, live greenery offers a lush finishing touch. As for Sapra’s favorite spot? A wingback chair upholstered in nubby cream cotton. “I read my Kindle there in the afternoon,” he says.