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northamerica New Upscale Hotel Offerings IN THE U.S. We've zigzagged across the country-from New York to Napa- to find a handful of classy properties ideal for your most discriminating clients. paloma villaverde de rico Left: Clients can expect healthy cuisine at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach. Right: Poolside at Park Hyatt New York. metropolitan by COMO, miami beach doors opened: March 2014 THE ALLURE: "Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach," says Javier Beneyto, the property's general manager, "is a haven of tranquility for those visiting South Florida. The hotel offers the most discerning guest a 'cocoon' within one of America's most exciting cities. Many travelers often look to relax in privacy, within a peaceful and secluded environment that is away from the busy crowds and nightlife South Beach is known for. Our guests can experience a type of 'barefoot elegance' that is encapsulated by a quintessential excellence in hospitality from COMO. Our service ethos is 'back to basics' with a focus on the simple pleasures that people expect from a hotel, such as an exceptional cup of coffee and pastry in the morning. The most fundamental traditions provided in a hotel stay are often overlooked and we aim to bring this back to the guest experience. Furthermore, Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach perfectly complements the experience 16 october 2014 16-21 NA HighEndStays.indd 16 offered by the company's sister property in the Caribbean-the private island resort of Parrot Cay by COMO in Turks and Caicos." THE TRAPPINGS: Art Deco architecture is synonymous with Miami Beach and this boutique property does not disappoint when it comes to paying homage to that swanky era. The 74 guestrooms are wrapped in a 1939 pre-war Art Deco building and the interior decor is a nod to this aesthetically pleasing period with pastel colors and understated furnishings that allow the building's architectural details to take center stage. The backdrop to all this elegance is the Atlantic Ocean-it offers an idyllic natural playground and envelops the property with a sun-splashed vibe. Room categories run from the City View Rooms (330-392 sq. ft.) and the Metropolitan Ocean View Rooms (394-436 sq. ft.), some of which come with private balconies, to the 1,113-sq.-ft. COMO Suite (there's only one, so it's quite coveted), an apartment-style accommodation offering a bedroom, separate living and dining room areas, 1.5 bathrooms, kitchenette and large closet space (the suite can be converted to a 9/24/14 10:15 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend October 2014

Editor’s Notes
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Who is Today’s Luxury Client?
New Upscale Hotel Offerings in the U.S.
Tahiti: Blue Lagoons, White Beaches & Black Pearls
I’ll Have a Brunello After My Facial
Guadeloupe Islands Travel Planner
Silver Spirit
Crystal Serenity
Five High-End Stays
Morocco: Gem-Filled Destination
Ah the Spas, Latin America-Style

Recommend October 2014