Another feature of the hotel that remains a mystery are the Lifestyle Managers, who are each assigned not just to particular guests, but also particular floors of the hotel. So upon your arrival, you'd be greeted by someone whose duty it is to heed your every demand, and who furthermore specializes in the "lifestyle" of your particular floor.
How the hotel distinguishes between those lifestyles remains unclear. We're guessing it goes something like this: Fashionable floor. Super fashionable floor. Untouchables.
All of the hotel's public spaces are concentrated on the top seventh and eighth floors—which are set apart from the rest of the 1937 stone palazzo in a penthouse-like glass-wrapped "hat." Yes, that's what the hotel is calling it. Must be some rough transliteration of the Italian cappella or cappello.
The best part here seems to be the view, which encompasses Milan's signature commingling of the old (the Duomo) and new (skyscrapers). On the seventh floor, you'll find Armani/Ristorante (above) as well as Armani/Lounge, a double-height ceilinged lounge area with a bamboo bar, giant window for sightseeing, and connecting bridgeway for smokers (because this is Italy, after all...)
[Photos: Armani Hotel Milan]