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Designer: Paola Navone
Location: Mid-Beach, Miami
On offer: With its roots in Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia, the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach is a symbiotic home for chef Michael Schwartz’s latest concept, the Asian–inflected Traymore. There, the James Beard Award winner dresses steamed local snapper with shiitake and ginger broth, while the spice-crusted chicken gets a kumquat-lemongrass dressing.
Standout features: Housed in a 1930’s Art Deco building designed by the great, late architect Albert Anis, the airy interiors were given a spruce but much of Navone‘s beautifully retro touch remains, from the salmon and pistachio–colored terrazzo floors to the Serge Mouille spider arm sconces to the globe lighting fixtures.