Metropolitan by Como, Miami Beach, USA
After months of anticipation, the Singapore-based Como group finally opened its first US property last month - in South Beach, no less. Metropolitan by Como stands where the Traymore Hotel, a 1939 Art Deco building designed by the American architect Albert Anis, once stood - a nine-storey beachside beauty on Collins Avenue. Thanks to its historical landmark status, the 74-room hotel has retained its original façade, ground-floor tiling and Art Deco details while incorporating modern interiors by Paola Navone, who has infused her vision of Art Deco with her signature flair for Eastern-inspired accents. The expansive hotel, which boasts city-, lake- or ocean-view rooms and a sprawling 1,113 sq ft penthouse suite, is also accompanied by the group’s famed spa, the Como Shambala Urban Escape. Comprising treatment rooms, a rooftop hydrotherapy pool, outdoor yoga terrace, steam room and gym, it sets a new standard in South Beach hotel spas with its comprehensive approach to luxurious healthy living. The Traymore restaurant and bar will keep less righteous vistors well fed and watered with plates of locally caught seafood and a gin bar with more than 40 to choose from. Something for everyone.
Metropolitan by Como, 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, USA; tel: 1.305 695 3600; www.comohotels.com
Writer: Pei-Ru Keh