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19 April 2014
From an exquisite overwater
bungalow on a remote Pacific
island to a convenient city
centre hotel: there's more
to choosing a room than
simply getting a good
night's sleep. Find one
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Another cool offering from the same group is the new Metropolitan by Como, which simmers with art deco elegance on Miami Beach. Oceanic pastels, marble and chrome feature in its 74 rooms, while locally sourced seafood is artfully plated in its restaurant. A Shambhala spa, rooftop juice bar and hydrotherapy pool keep it ultra-modern too.
Meanwhile, the Maalifushi by Como (opening April) is surrounded by the crystalline waters of the Maldives Thaa Atoll, a desert island where half the rooms are spread like lily pads over the water, the other half tucked away amid lush vegetation.
Puerto Portals in Mallorca's Bay of Palma has long been a glamour spot, and OD Port Portals (opening April) fits the retro chic perfectly. The interlocking pattern of its ocean-facing balconies appears as a subtler rendition of some of its 1960s neighbours. The theme continues inside, where the light-filled, long, open-plan lobby is ravishshly adorned with nods to mid-century design classics. The port and its cluster of high-end shops, bars and restaurants is only a short sashay away, if you can drag yourself from the pool.
Lying just south of San Francisco in California's sunny Silicon Valley, the city of Palo Alto may be something of a tech mecca (having served as the incubator for digital Goliaths such as Google, Facebook and Apple) but its new Epiphany Hotel is more than just a pilgrim's inn. Located across the road from the leafy campus of Stanford University, it resonates with creative energy, from a piece of kit that lets you stream media from your iPod straight to the room's 120cm TVs, through to the dedicated technology concierge and the free high-speed wifi found throughout. The hotel is stylish but not at the cost of comfort, and the decor is definitely more chic than geek, Illy espresso machines, work desks with ergonomic chairs and a full-service restaurant, the Hopkins Tract, that offers 24-hour room service, are all perfect additions for any entrepreneurial brains up burning the midnight oil.
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