A model of contemporary design and a symbol of hospitality for the city
A two day event celebrating the 30 years of presence in Greece for the Max Mara fashion brand was the opportunity I had been expecting to stay at The Met, a Thessaloniki hotel about which I have heard and read a lot the past years.
Although 10 years have passed since its creation, The Met remains a model of contemporary design and a symbol of hospitality for the city,
The Met, which is a part of the leading hotel chain Chandris Hotels & Resorts Group, was brought to reality by Zege Architects and greek star architect Tasos Zeppos
You can’t but love a hotel that manages to combine the facilities of a perfectly organized business hotel and the atmosphere and touches that would satisfy a demanding leisurely guest. Innovative décor, impeccable service and personalized attention to detail reflect a refined business ambience and timeless elegance.
The first impression that you get is that of an open space lobby with recognizable design pieces of furniture and of The Long Bar with the gold-plated wall which reflects the edgy minimal style of The Met.
Full of smaller cozy areas that keep their privacy, this lobby can easily become one’s favourite spot in the hotel.
The trademark work of art in the atrium, the blue Porche by Erwin Wurm gives you a clear hint about the relation of the hotel with art. It is a fact that The Met is known for its collection of works of art.
Throughout the hotel a world of class art collection is on display and this plays an important role in the uniqueness of The Met Hotel. There is also a blog dedicated at The art in The Met, where one finds all the detailsof every single piece exhibited!
My room which I reached through a smartly designed corridor was functional and also stylish with wenge wooden floors, corian, and marble bathrooms as well as sharp-edged furnishings by Minotti and Armani Casa.
I couldn’t stop taking photos of my favorite Max Mara outfits with a background of my design suite as well as the view to the industrial harbor of Thessaloniki.