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Chic and sophisticated with an exclusive atmosphere
The exclusive Metropolitan hotel is often known as one of Kate Moss's favorite London hangout spots. The upscale drinking and dining scene is spread between the world-famous modern Japanese restaurant Nobu -- winner of a Michelin star -- and the Met Bar, host of many private celebrity bashes. With a chic, immaculate white lobby and fantastic service, this is a hotel for discerning travelers who like to party.
Five-minute walk from Hyde Park Corner station, neighboring Belgravia and prestigious Mayfair
The Metropolitan occupies an exclusive location, right at the nexus of Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, and Mayfair. Some of the suites here offer sweeping views overlooking Hyde Park. Neighboring Belgravia is most notable for being a wealthy residential district. With a good number of embassies as well as Buckingham Palace nearby, expect a handful of diplomats and tourists frequenting the streets. Mayfair is another prestigious nearby district, filled with embassy diplomats and local affluent residents.
Understated, simple rooms with great sunlight
Soothing rooms at the Metropolitan are simple and understated. Designed for privacy and discretion, the decor is elegant but may come off as a tad generic to some. There are several different room types here, with many choices for upgrading to get additional space, sunlight, and views. All rooms have Bose iPod docks, COMO Shambhala toiletries, and free mineral water at turndown.
Contemporary bar with super-celebrity status and basic spa facilities
The Met Bar has established a reputation for attracting A-list celebrities and holding exclusive DJ parties in a contemporary setting. In addition to the bar, there is also a relaxing side of the Metropolitan in its basic spa with two treatment rooms.
Michelin-starred Japanese cuisine by renowned chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa
Nobu is a bright, breezy, and bustling restaurant owned by world-renowned chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro. The restaurant serves contemporary Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine in a stylish setting with immaculate white decor.
The central, exclusive Metropolitan Hotel is located at the nexus of Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, and Mayfair. Known for the excellent Michelin-rated restaurant Nobu and nightlife hot spot Met Bar, this hotel is a chic, upscale option. Rooms are sunny and spacious with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, and the contemporary lobby is home to a knowledgeable concierge service. The small, but well-equipped spa and fitness center along with free Wi-Fi are perks here, but rates are pricey and room amenities are limited for this price point.