One of the aspects of Davos (the one in Switzerland, not here in NY), is that the Congress Centre is modern. Part of it is rather ’70s, with dark woods and lots of exposed concrete. The rest is ’90s, with light woods and white walls. I like it.
The Waldorf, by contrast, has rooms in the grand, hotel ballroom style. Lots of chandeliers, decorated wood panels, corinthian capitals. My heart sinks.
I’ll try to vow not to constantly invoke comparisons with old Davoses, but habits die hard.