Buckingham Palace, the lively Soho, the crowds of Piccadilly and the high-end shops and restaurants of Mayfair are all within walking distance of the Met hotel, while the shops of Oxford Street and the debaters of the renowned Hyde Park Corner are on your doorstep.
While historically well-placed, Como Metropolitan is anything but old fashioned. With its décor tagged as ‘hip’ and minimalist, Como’s rooms are über cool, tech-savvy and bright, aesthetically telling you it’s a new-age hotel experience, while delivering what would be expected of high-end accommodation.
Shopping addicts will love the nearby fashionable shops of Mayfair, Bond Street, Belgravia and Knightsbridge, while the ubiquitous corner pubs are great to frequent when a glass of bubbles or a cool pint break is needed before heading back to Como’s in-house Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Nobu. Nobu is an “in” place for food in London — but best to book in advance if you want to experience the cuisine and ambience of this top-notch eatery and nightspot. Although, Met guests do get priority bookings, just if you need anymore reasons to stay there!
And there are Asian touches from a hotel that had its birthplace in Singapore (Como hotels were founded by Mrs Christina Ong) so the bright white zen-like lobby, the rock garden in the penthouse suite, shiatsu and Thai massages are hardly surprising. A further addition for good food lovers is the healthy in-room dining that includes Shambhala cuisine, which focuses on a menu of raw and cooked ingredients, all inspired by Mrs Ong’s passion for nutritionally-balanced food.
The Met houses 144 rooms, suites and 19 private residences. Click here for more information and booking.