Metropolitan by COMO, London
The simple chic style of this hotel lures big names seeking low-key luxury.
Transformed by top interior designer Linzi Coppick, the Metropolitan is one of the hottest hotels in London. From the moment you enter the lobby, with its evocative space and ethereal minimalist style, you know that this property is aimed at --- and very successful with --- a swish clientele. The 144 rooms and suites are comfortable and refreshing with their colors influenced by the flora of Hyde Park. Corner rooms have wonderful views over the park and Park Lane, and apartments are available in adjoining townhouses for longer stays. The informal, modern look here appeals to the international set from the advertising, entertainment and fashion worlds who want a London sanctuary that goes beyond run-of-the-mill luxury. On-site Nobu (owned by chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and Robert DeNiro) remains one of London’s top restaurants, serving stunning Japanese food. The Met Bar operates a discreet, informal membership policy after 9 p.m.