HOOD: Montenapoleone area in Milano
VIBE: every week is fashion week
PROPERTY SIZE: 95 designer guest rooms and suites
ROOM STYLE: contemporary chic
WE LOVE: it’s Armani
INSIDER TIP: allocate a few post-shopping/pre-aperitivo hours to recharge in the relaxation pool on the 7th floor Armani/SPA
WORDS BY: Joshua Ogilvie, SmartFlyer Australia
At the heart of Milan’s world-famous fashion district, the Armani Hotel Milano, a personal project of iconic Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani, is his vision of comfort and hospitality.
Every furnishing and fixture in the 95 guestrooms and suites has been chosen for its sculptural, aesthetic and sensual qualities.
The rooms and suites are elegant, sophisticated, and to borrow a fashion phrase, look perfectly tailored. There’s not an ostentatious object to be found; this handsome hotel is tactile and presented in perfect taste. Rooms are spacious, lighting atmospheric, and all are appointed with Armani’s luxurious amenities.
We didn’t want to leave the 200sqm Armani Presidential suite, complete with full-service cocktail bar and kitchen. Not without hosting aperitivo anyway!
The 7th floor the Armani/Ristorante and the Armani/Bamboo Bar offer uninterrupted and 360 degree views of city’s skyline, stretching as far as the Italian Alps. The Armani/Ristorante draws on Italian excellence with international influences while the Armani/Bamboo Bar is as much the perfect place for a vibrant aperitivo as it is the perfect place to be seen drinking one.
On the hotel’s top floor, the panoramic Armani/SPA boasts 1,000-square-meters of beauty, offering tailored treatments (each guest starts with a personal consultation to determine the perfect program), steam and sauna experiences, and a unique relaxation pool with its louvered window roof and walls. It’s refined, luxurious and utterly relaxing.
The hotel’s building, not surprisingly a perfect A in shape, is home to Milan’s Armani-designed, Japanese juggernaut, Nobu. The hotel bookends the North end of of Via Monte Napoleone, itself home to Valentino, Céline, Dior, Versace, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton and co.
This hotel is at the heart of, and embodies the designer soul of Milan.
The hotel’s clientele are so cool it could put lesser likes out of their comfort zone. But if you’re confident in your own skin (or rocking designer duds among the glitterati) the hotel itself is warm, welcoming, and makes you feel a million dollars.
Mission accomplished Mr Armani.
AMENITIES: (book with us for)
- Upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast for up to two in-room guests in Armani/Ristorante
- Welcome Armani amenity in room upon arrival
- US $100 equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay
- Complimentary Internet access