Armani Hotel Milano, The new vision of hospitality. Monday, 9th January 2012 Source : Armani Hotels & Resorts
The Armani Hotel experience is epitomised by a unique concept of service delivered by the Lifestyle Department; Lifestyle Managers are the point of contact for guests, whose every need and wish will be fulfilled with discreet assistance at all times.
Guests will be looked after from the moment they make a reservation, with personal care that facilitates every requirement and responds to every need. As soon as guests arrive in the lobby looking out on Via Manzoni, their Lifestyle Manager will be on hand to welcome them and take them to the seventh floor.
All the public areas are concentrated on the seventh and eighth floors in the socalled glass “hat”, which affords a spectacular and unexpected panorama encompassing the city, from the historic Duomo to the latest skyscrapers. The Armani/Ristorante is located on the seventh floor, where it offers superb traditional Italian gastronomy, an exclusive cellared beverage list, a private dining room and a Chef’s Table within the kitchen itself.
On the opposite side, the Armani/Lounge with the Armani/Bamboo lounge looks out over the skyline: the double height ceiling, the wall with its huge window softened by louvered blinds and sections in backlit onyx and a good choice of music ensure a relaxed ambience in which to enjoy an informal meal, afternoon tea, or an aperitivo before dinner. An internal connecting bridgeway offers a dedicated area for smokers.
The eighth floor, covering an area of 1,200 square metres, is entirely devoted to beauty and relaxation, bringing together a range of treatments and therapies that promote physical and mental harmony and wellbeing. The Armani/SPA consists of six dedicated treatment rooms, a Couples Suite – for the inseparable – a fitness gym and a pool designed for relaxation with a temperature control system for maximum comfort. The sunscreen walls that filter out the bright light and the roof with its magnificent view across the skyline establish a slightly surreal mood. The gym also offers a wide choice of equipment for cardiovascular and muscular training, and is open 24 hours a day.
Also available around the clock is the Armani/Business Centre, which extends over 200 square metres with a private conference room and two boardrooms. As well as audiovisual equipment, IT resources, conference facilities and remote-controlled lighting, there is a separate kitchen here, ready to provide immediate service on request.
The Armani Hotel Milano has been planned to satisfy the needs of work, relaxation and pleasure, conforming to that ideal combination of elegance and simplicity that defines the Armani style. “Stay with Armani” is not merely a slogan, but an expression of the hotel’s fundamental philosophy.
Interestingly, this Armani hotel, created within a palazzo, is shaped by the architectural ground plan as an immense “A”. This can be seen in the original Griffini drawings, and is something that is only visible from above. Maybe it was destined to be!
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