Helps Guests Recover from Tiresome Long-Haul Journeys
Overnight flights can be exhausting; it's impossible to get a good night's sleep with 200 other passengers listening to music and wandering the aisles. The frequent announcements, turbulence, and uncomfortable seats don't help, either. COMO Hotels and Resorts' Metropolitan London and its NEW COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offer ideal solutions.
To combat fatigue and ensure that travelers are fresh and ready to explore the city, the hotel offers guests a variety of options to kick off their stay. Herewith the Metropolitan's solutions to a stress-free start:
Red Eye Package
Upon arrival at the hotel, guests are whisked away to the sanctuary of the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape where they are free to shower and relax in a tranquil environment with this new program. Once they have had time to unwind, the spa
offers a 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massage to improve circulation and to ease
muscle tension. To complete the recovery process, the spa provides a special breakfast tray, either in the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape or in the privacy of the guest's room. For those who have time to pass between landing and hotel check-in, the Red Eye Package makes it easy – room access starts at 11:00 AM instead of the usual 2:00 PM. The package costs £99 (approximately US$155) per person and reservations must be received at least 24 hours before arrival.
For guests not necessarily wishing to elect an early check-in, they may access the Metropolitan's new "Met Pod." The latest addition to the hotel, it contains a day bed, TV (which doubles as a computer), complimentary Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, complimentary soft drinks from the mini bar, and a sink in which to freshen up. (There is a shower and steam facility directly adjacent to the pod as well.) The room costs £75 and is available either in the morning or afternoon for those departing late in the day.
In-room Yoga and Healthy COMO Shambhala Cuisine
All guests can further rejuvenate after a long flight by taking advantage of in-room yoga. Each guest room is equipped with a yoga mat and access to a 24/7 yoga television channel. Guests also have access to the healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine room service, an Asian-influenced menu with an emphasis on raw foods -the perfect antidote to unhealthy airplane food. Think Fresh Fruit Salad with Ginger Syrup and Mango Sorbet. Such a combination is sure to inject energy into the listless traveler.
More about the Metropolitan London
Metropolitan London is part of COMO Hotels and Resorts which offers customized luxury experiences to guests. The hotel will shortly launch its new full-service spa: COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. Centered around results-driven wellness, the company's holistic approach—developed at some of the best resort spas in the world, including COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali and Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos—combines healthful food, Asian-inspired therapies and specialist consultants.
The COMO Group and COMO Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Singapore, The COMO Group represents Christina Ong's unique vision of contemporary living. This encompasses the hospitality collection known as COMO Hotels and Resorts, the international luxury fashion retailer Club 21, the award-winning wellness concept COMO Shambhala, and the philanthropic COMO Foundation.
COMO Hotels and Resorts are renowned for accurate and intuitive service, sympathetic and elegant design befitting each location, and outstanding cuisine, including the Michelin-starred Thai restaurant nahm in London and Bangkok, and the internationally-renowned Nobu restaurant in London. COMO Shambhala, its sister wellness brand, promotes health, relaxation and learning through its products, services, cuisine, treatments, and spa facilities within each property.
Urban Hotels: COMO Hotels and Resorts' urban properties include The Halkin in London's Belgravia, and the Metropolitan hotels in London and Bangkok. All three properties feature Michelin-starred chefs, a contemporary aesthetic and unobtrusive, Asian-style service. The lively Metropolitan hotels also house the world-famous Met Bars.
Island Resorts: COMO's private resorts offer powder-white beaches and some of the world's best diving. The understated style and laid-back nature of Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos and Cocoa Island in the Maldives belie the exacting service that has become a COMO hallmark. World-class cuisine and comprehensive wellness treatments and activities at COMO Shambhala Retreats complete COMO's approach to a perfect beach holiday. The new Phuket property is the latest addition within this category of COMO properties.
Adventure Retreats: The Uma properties in Paro in Bhutan and Ubud in Bali unveil local culture, nature, and religious and folkloric traditions. Specialist guiding, treks and tours, physical activities, and tailor-made programs ensure memorable insights into some of the world's most unique locations. Intimate and relaxed, the Uma properties reference local design and cuisine while providing an unmistakably COMO experience.
Wellness Resorts: COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is a sanctuary for holistic wellness. Expert staff are goal-oriented, relevant, and realistic in their consultative approach. Each guest's individual needs and ambitions determine the program of nutrition, exercise, therapies, and activities. Facilities and tropical villa-style accommodation are impeccably appointed.