the many alluring attributes of miami have charmed insouciant pleasure seekers for many decades. but while the sunny weather and the beaches have remained constant pulling factors, it's the area's hospitality scene that has heated up considerably with the arrival of tantalizing new options where to leisure, play and do business - if you really must - in grand style. given its superb location, the miami beach area has longtime been the epicentre of the good life with an appealing historic infrastructure to match, and it's right here where como hotels + resorts have opened their newest property. the metropolitan by como is ideally situated by the ocean and occupies a beautifully renovated 1930s building in art deco style with 74 rooms spread over several floors.
italian architect and designer paola navone created the new interior, preserving the hotel’s original details and playfully pairing these with a cool contemporary style. the art deco heritage now contrasts with it crispy shades of peppermint green and dusky grey and surfaces of white marble and shining chrome. this style extends across the premises into the rooms, which obviously meet the standards of today's discerning traveller. all six categories feature either king or twin beds, a rainfall shower, a 42-inch flatscreen tv and other amenities, but vary in size and some come with a balcony and gorgeous ocean view. top of the bill is the lavish como suite, a spacious apartment-style dwelling on the top floor. next to a bedroom it features separate living room and dining room areas, one-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchenette and one large closet space.
it can just as easily connect with two additional guestrooms to create a three-bedroom suite. and if that's still not up to your spatial standards, an additional fourth bedroom is available adjacent to the como suite and the corridor can be secured to create a private wing environment. the metropolitan by como knows how to please its guests in more ways than one, featuring two restaurants on the premises. the traymore, situated in the hotel's eponymous heritage building, is the headline restaurant and a destination in its own right. headed by executive chef jonathan lane, it features a menu with an assortment of classic floridian seafood dishes and american favourites. the accompanying traymore bar is a perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks, serving anything from signature cocktails and fine wines to artisanal gins.
and to make lounging by the beautiful outdoor pool even more enjoyable, poolside dining is readily available at one of the private cabanas. the menu options includes classic american and mediterranean dishes, ranging from burgers and fresh pizzas from the brick oven, to small snacks and salads. located on the rooftop with sweeping ocean and city views is the como shambala juice bar, an intimate little place where to relax over a glass of freshly made juice. the metropolitan by como has one more trump up its sleeve, and that's the related como shambala urban escape. a full-fledged luxury spa, it offers a range of signature therapies for body and face in one of four treatment rooms. a separate steam room and a rootfop hydrotherapy pool certainly add up to the sense of ultimate relaxation. location: 2445 collins avenue [miami beach].