Where: Armani Hotel Milano, Milan, Italy
The Lowdown: After unveiling the world’s first Armani Hotel in Dubai in 2010, its sister location in Milan was launched, and celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. The hotel’s aesthetic is unique, with Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani lending his personal design touches to this rationalist style building, originally designed by Enrico A. Griffini in 1937. Situated in the prestigious Manzoni 31 building, it anchors the city’s world-famous fashion district, Quadrilatero della Moda.
Stylish Eats: Armani Hotel Milano is home to two sensorial dining options. The cuisine at the Armani/Ristorante celebrates Italian gastronomy with an international twist, using artisanal ingredients and attentive preparation, with a wide selection of wines. Meanwhile, overlooking the skyline and terraces of the city, the Armani/Bamboo Bar, with its louvered window wall and backlit onyx features, offers informal lunch, aperitifs, and after-dinners, fit for hangouts, business meetings, and alone time alike.
Suite Talk: A home-away-from-home experience, each of the 95 guest rooms and suites at the hotel is luxuriously furnished with plenty of in-room amenities, meaning that you need not leave your room for hours on end unless you’re in the mood for a pampering massage. To that end, the hotel spa features 1,000 square meters of peace and quiet, with six treatment rooms, personal fitness sessions, steam and sauna experiences, and a relaxation pool. For those wanting to stay on top of their fitness routine, there’s a Kinesis Wall as well as cardiovascular equipment and modular resistance machines, with a personal trainer available.
Insider’s Tip: This is the most ideal location to live in for sightseers, since it is only a few minutes away from a few of the most iconic landmarks in the city. These include the Teatro alla Scala, an international temple of classical music where many famous singers and composers launched their careers, the Duomo, a cathedral built entirely in marble over almost six centuries, featuring decorative sculptures, and the Pinacoteca di Brera, one of the most famous art galleries in the world, containing masterpieces of Italian paintings from the 14th to the 20th centuries. The neighborhood Brera, a short walk away, is also one of the most historical and picturesque districts of the city, with its narrow, ethnic streets.
Vogue Verdict: A stylish setting for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday or business stay, surrounded by authentic and bustling art, fashion, and cultural districts and monuments.
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