So, How's The Construction of the Armani Hotel Milan Coming Along?
Well, we're more than halfway through 2011 already, the year that Armani Hotel Milan swore it'd be finished and ready, and yet we've got no set opening date yet. Regardless, we swung by the construction ourselves while last in Italy, and it's really coming along.
The Armani Hotel Milan will not be like the original Armani Hotel, in the Burj Dubai building in the United Arab Emirates. It's to be more of an elite boutique hotel, built atop the Armani flagship on Via Manzoni. Sleep in one of the 96 rooms herewhich they boast as having the largest room size in Milanand only a few floors down, you'll be able to shop the Armani/Dolci, Armani/Fiori and Armani/Casa shops (sweets, flowers and home, respectively), in addition to the clothing. Plus, round the corner there's the Armani/Nobu restaurant for fully blowing out your expense account.
If we had to speculate on an opening date, we'd guess Milan Fashion Week, September 21-27. Watchwe'll totally be right!
Rest assured we'll keep monitoring the progress and sniffing out any info on potential room rates and opening dates. Until then, enjoy these photos of a beautiful blue Milanese sky and the future Armani Hotel beneath it.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for HotelChatter]