Looking at the rendering again, I see what you mean about the corner glass feature.Okay. In my opinion, the feature corner that became a banal glass and aluminum spandrel wall is more prominent than a few steps. The penthouse about the dark clad section of the block was value engineered as well. The rendering isn't great either but, those decorative elements still amount to a loss.
It's a 3 to 4 star chain hotel. Still better than most.