I’m in Miami Beach!
Miami has one of the most decadent party scenes in the world, and COMO’s Metropolitan Miami Beach Hotel offers a luxurious place to rest and recuperate while vacationing in the lively Floridian city. In 2014 when Qatar Airways opened a direct route from DOH to MIA, the turquoise waters, endless white sand beaches and steamy tropical nights of Miami became infinitely more accessible to travellers from the Middle East. But, however you get there, the moment you step out of Miami airport into the steaming tropical air (punctuated by heavily accented Spanish of the southern continent), the appreciation of arrival mingles with the heady thrill of anticipation.
Occupying the southern tip of a long peninsula and separated from Florida’s mainland by the Intracoastal waterway, Miami’s South Beach certainly has an ‘island vibe’ and it is probably this sense of detachment that encourages visitors and residents to live every day like prohibition starts tomorrow.
On arrival at the Como Metropolitan on Miami Beach we were instantly transported back to previous stays in other exotic Como properties by the evocative scent in the airy lobby. Opened relatively recently in March 2014, it is immediately evident that the esteemed interior designer Paola Navone has delicately and sympathetically interwoven the Como Group’s signature sophistication into the pre-war Art Deco fabric of the existing building. Against a palette of white and sea foam — a gentle shade of turquoise that resonates with the sea off Miami’s beaches — mirrored chromes and cool marble accents highlight period features of the beautiful 1939 building, which is protected by the city’s Historic Preservation Board. [To be continued...]
I’m in Miami Beach!
Occupying the southern tip of a long peninsula and separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal waterway, Como Metropolitan Miami BeachHotel sits comfortably by Florida’s infamous South Beach.
Conveniently positioned on Collins Avenue, sandwiched between the Indian Creek canal and the azure waters of the Atlantic, the hotel occupies an impressive nine floors. Offering 74 rooms, divided between 63 rooms and 11 suites, the ‘Met Miami’ has a boutique ambience while simultaneously offering the luxurious amenities of a spa resort.
It is immediately evident that the esteemed interior designer Paola Navone has delicately interwoven the Como Group’s signature sophistication into the pre-war Art Deco fabric of the existing building — the decor of the Met Miami sympathetically highlights the period features of the beautiful 1939 building, which is protected by the city’s Historic Preservation Board.
The signature Como suite is the property’s piece de resistance. However, although offering less in terms of grandeur, even the more modest City Rooms are extremely comfortable and refreshing, with elegant modern decor. Many of the hotel’s rooms have beach views, and balconies with the most stunning ocean outlooks. [To be continued...]