Giorgio Armani opened a luxury hotel in the centre of Milan today. It is in via Manzoni, near to La Scala, the Montenapoleone shopping district, and that other great Milanese hotel Grand Hotel et de Milan where Verdi lived and composed and everyone from Maria Callas to Rufus Wainwright has stayed.
Armani’s new hotel will surely attract some superstar names too. Jessica Alba and Isabelle Huppert were among guests at a cocktail party to launch the new Armani Hotel Milano which is the second hotel in the Armani hotel and resort portfolio. The opening follows the success of the Armani Hotel Dubai, located in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
The designer said he wanted to merge aesthetic excellence with the concept of comfort.
I have concentrated all my efforts on delivering my personal aesthetic vision within a precisely defined ambience of total comfort.”
The hotel has 95 rooms and suites including presidential suites, ranging from 170 to 200 square metres. Prices not yet announced…
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.