Alternative Easter eggs to take over lobby of Metropolitan by COMO, London

PRESS RELEASE: 26th March 2014

Imaginative twist on traditional Easter eggs are part of ‘The Eggshibition’, a charity art installation on London’s Park Lane

This April, Metropolitan by COMO, London is celebrating Easter by turning the hotel lobby into an art gallery. The hotel has commissioned eight well-known designers, artists and fashion bloggers to conjure their own interpretation of an Easter egg, which will be exhibited via this in-house art installation.

Using any material, and in any medium they wish, the contributors are Zandra Rhodes, Julie Verhoeven, Helen Musselwhite, Giles Miller, Moritz Waldemeyer, James Joyce, Bip Ling and Fifi Lapin. The work will be available for hotel guests and the general public to view from April 1st 2014.

At the end of the month, the designs will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Metropolitan London’s charity partner, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Noah’s Ark seeks to serve an estimated 900 life-limited or life-threatened young people and their families within the communities of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. The charity’s aim is to enable these young people to live positive lives and for the families to face the future with hope following the death of a child, with services ranging from practical and emotional support through to end-of-life and bereavement care.

Starting at 6.30pm on April 30th, the auction will be held at the Met Bar. For more information, please contact jessica.harris@comohotels.com – Marketing & Communications Executive


About Metropolitan by COMO, London
Metropolitan by COMO, London is a cool, contemporary hotel located on Old Park Lane. The city’s most glamorous neighbourhoods are within a short walk, including Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Piccadilly.  Numerous suites overlook Hyde Park, the green heart of London, bringing natural light into interiors. The iconic, contemporary style by Keith Hobbs of United Designers combines simplistic volumes with warm colours such as coffee and cream as well as accents of plum. Guest rooms and public areas offer complimentary WiFi and there are numerous spaces available for private events. Japanese-Peruvian restaurant, Nobu, features Michelin-starred cuisine, and the recently renovated Met Bar remains a cult classic—a hip lounge bar featuring a unique cocktail menu as well as classic British cuisine served all day. Guests can also retreat to the newly expanded COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, offering a full range of holistic Asian therapies in addition to yoga and a fully-equipped gym.

About COMO Hotels and Resorts
COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences in its urban hotels, island resorts, adventure retreats and wellness resorts. The focus is always on service and design, adventure and culture, wellness and cuisine, while trying to uphold a strong, sustainable approach towards the people and places where we operate.
COMO Hotels and Resorts was founded by Christina Ong. Each property is hand-picked and individually curated. Properties include: The Halkin by COMO in London, three Metropolitan by COMO hotels in London, Bangkok and Miami Beach, Parrot Cay by COMO in the Turks and Caicos, Cocoa Island by COMO and Maalifushi by COMO in the Maldives, Point Yamu by COMO in Phuket, and three Uma by COMO experience resorts in Bali and Bhutan.
COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is a wellness retreat, managed in partnership with COMO’s sister brand in wellness, COMO Shambhala. COMO Shambhala products, services, cuisine, treatments and spa facilities are also available within each COMO property.