The COMO Hotels are world-renowned. Their buildings are superior examples of architectural designs, their interiors we can only dream of recreating in our homes, their restaurants offer a selection of world class food and often throw superb events, sometimes partnering with top chefs such as Antonio Carluccio. To give Luxury Topping readers a taster we have brought you a day in the life of a COMO hotel resident.
Starting off your day the Australian way at COMO The Treasury, we’d have a coffee on the balcony of one of their 48 elegant guest rooms and suites featuring original high ceilings and cornicing. This would be followed by an early morning swim in their mind-blowingly beautiful 20m swimming pool, taking in the views of the Western Australian capital Perth as the city begins to wake up.After our morning’s exercise we’d head to the terrace of the COMO Point Yamu for a refreshing breakfast of homemade cereals and granola, fresh fruit and vegetable extracts, freshly baked breads and local-style sweet martabaks at the La Sirena restaurant. Located at the tip of Cape Yamu, the COMO Point Yamu overlooks the aquamarine Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay.From Thailand we’d head to the Turks & Caicos where we’d spend all morning exploring the COMO Parrot Cay’s very own private island. With 1,000 unspoilt acres, the island is rich in pristine beaches, corals reefs and hidden coves, which are every explorers dream! You can choose to explore by foot on your own, by boat with your own fishing guide or by kayak following in the paddle strokes of the pirate Anne Bonny.To re-fuel after all that exploring, we’d visit the Michelin starred Amesta with Arzak Instruction restaurant in London’s COMO, the Halkin, for either a delicious lunch cooked by Sergio Sanz Blanco or their outstanding afternoon tea…when in London. The restaurant’s interior was designed by London-based Ab Rogers Design, who took inspiration from the raw aesthetic of the original Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, which holds three Michelin-stars.For the afternoon, we’d head to the COMO Uma Punakha to discover the calming spirit of Bhutan. We’d spend the afternoon meditating and taking in the outstanding views snake-like Mo Chu River framed by the Himalayas. If you are after a little more of an active holiday, the COMO can arrange for guided treks through the Paro, Punakha and Thimphu Valleys.There couldn’t be a better way to enjoy dinner than on your own candlelit secluded beach at COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives under a canopy of stars. Maalifushi is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to open in the pristine Thaa Atoll in the archipelago’s southwest. The local seafood is so fresh, that it is served as sushi and sashimi.As one of the finest examples of Art Deco luxury hotels that Miami Beach has to offer, COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach takes many of its aesthetic cues from the elegant 1920 and 30s. We’d toast the end of the most incredible day Gatsby style with an evening cocktail, listening to their live jazz band playing in the Traymore Bar looking out to the Atlantic Ocean.
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