Last month, Mr. Feather and I spent a long weekend in Miami Beach for a wedding. I hadn’t been to Miami in years (when I want a beach destination I usually head for Hawaii), so I was excited for the trip.
When we were looking for hotels, I saw that the Metropolitan had recently opened in Miami Beach. I didn’t get a chance to stay at the Shambala Estate while we were in Bali (next time), so thought this would be a good opportunity to try out the COMO brand. Plus, the hotel had no nightclub or “scene” downstairs – a plus in my book as having come directly from some work travel in New York and Boston, I wasn’t in the mood for a loud hotel with a party atmosphere.
Inside the Metropolitan’s lobby, we admired the classic Miami style and colors used, including the beautiful original stone floors.
Each of the Metropolitan’s guest rooms had these floors (at least ours did). At first, I was a little taken aback, since I’m definitely used to carpet, at least in the bedroom. But the Metropolitan provided comfortable slippers to move around in.
The Metropolitan is a “wellness” retreat, in keeping with the COMO brand, and you could definitely see that sense of calm in the rooms. No ostentatious luxury – it was much more like a serene spa.
Beautiful bathrooms, and of course the Como Shambala’s own house toiletries, which were great. The shampoo didn’t strip my hair like many hotel shampoos tend to do.
Each evening, without fail, an employee would come by to deliver ice for the bucket (of course – this is Miami!) as well as a fabulous turndown tray of sweets. Usually, turndown sweets have been a few chocolates, maybe a few candies in my experience. The Metropolitan though, went above and beyond. Continue Reading