Private beach, art deco architecture and sublime spa: Metropolitan by Como, Miami Beach has upped SoBe’s blissed-out, oceanfront-decadence game.
Style Modern deco spa retreat
Setting Heart of historic district
Why this week? These days, it feels like the word ‘Miami’ can barely leave your lips before someone is asking if you’ve been to the Metropolitan by Como hotel yet. And it’s no wonder why: between the rooftop spa with its free yoga classes for guests, sun-soaked pool just steps from the ocean and fresh-juice bar with its revitalising tonics, there’s nowhere more relaxing and decadent in South Beach. All summer long, until September 30, the hotel is offering 20 per cent off stays of three nights or more, just for Mr & Mrs Smith members, so grab your swimsuit.
Our favourite bits At this spa retreat overlooking the ocean just outside the SoBe fray, the focus is on total relaxation. The private beach, daily yoga classes, special wellness menu and sublime spa all certainly help you unwind.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘…the hotel’s private stretch of sand – a refuge of simplicity and chic design in what is otherwise sprawling South Beach. You’d think there was no space left to build on Florida’s most overpopulated sand pit, but the hotel has somehow carved out an idyll of calm right in its centre.
Strolling waist-high into the sparkling clear Atlantic Ocean, I glanced back at the hotel glimmering in the sunlight and wondered why you would ever step out of this shawl of comfort into anywhere else in Miami. Bouncy nautical servers even brought oranges for us to suck on in the heat, alongside incredible lunches of humungous prawns, kale and beat salads and all manner of healthy and not so healthy (Mr Smith, ahem) treats.’ Read the full anonymous Mr & Mrs Smith review…