Giorgio Armani Opens a Fashionably Luxe Milan Hotel
Fashion design legend Giorgio Armani further added to his growing hotel empire with the opening of his sleek and posh Armani Hotel in Milan last Thursday. Joined by red carpet starlets Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jessica Alba, the designer feted the hotel, which opened in a classic pre-war building that's also home to the Armani Manzoni 31 flagship store opposite Via Montenapoleone.
The hotel is all about privacy — even the public area design is non-conducive to any celeb or clandestine rendezvous-spotting. “The lobby is functional, and there’s no people-watching on the ground floor,” Armani tells WWD. “I have a huge respect for privacy.” The hotel offers 95 rooms and suites — all obviously outfitted in Armani Casa — and each of which have their own discreet vestibule entrance. There are six types of rooms and the most premium are the two posh Presidential Suites. The dual-level rooms will set you back about US$15,000 per night and feature a gleaming winding stairway and its own gym or private movie viewing room. The sizable A-shaped palazzo is actually visible from a sky-view. Perfect for those flying overhead in their private jets.
The Armani Hotel Milan also features the Ristorante and Bamboo Bar, which offer a sweeping city skyline view. Plus, there's also direct access to the existing Armani/Nobu restaurant and the Armani/Privé bar. Eating, drinking, shopping, and sleeping in luxury — why ever leave?
The hotel joins the first Armani hotel endeavor, which resides in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower and that's not all. Additional hotels are planned for New York, London and Paris. In the works during the next three years: The first Armani Resort in Marrakech, Morocco and the inaugural Armani Residences Villas in Marassi, Egypt.
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