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Mandarin Oriental Milan is Finally Open

Where: Milan, Italy
July 31, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

One door closes, another opens. Word reaches us on HotelChatter’s last day that the long-awaited Mandarin Oriental Milan is now open.

104 rooms (of which 31 are suites) are spread over four 18th-century buildings round the corner from La Scala. The design, by Milan-based Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Interiors, is every bit as sleek, classic and chic as you'd imagine. From the above picture, it looks like there might be the odd snatch of Duomo view from higher floors. But who needs views when you have rooms like this? Just look at this bathroom from what we assume is a suite:

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This Jeddah Hotel Is Modeled on Which Milanese Landmark?

May 27, 2015 at 10:25 AM | by | Comment (1)

It was only yesterday that we were saying how Milan is so hot right now, but amongst the new openings, we didn’t expect this. A new hotel in Jeddah – as in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – is being designed to look like one of Milan’s most famous landmarks.

The Galleria Hotel’s lobby will be modeled on Milan’s famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which opened in 1877 and is one of the world’s first shopping malls.

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5 New and Renewed Milan Hotels to Go on Your Radar Right Now

Where: Milan, Italy
May 26, 2015 at 9:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Excelsior Hotel Gallia,now reopened

To say Milan is having a moment right now would an understatement of leviathan proportions. And let’s thank boring trade show Expo for all the lovely hotels it’s showering us in.

We’ve covered plenty of 2015 openings as they happened (scroll through here), but there are still some to come, and a couple that have quietly unlocked those doors since we checked in a few weeks ago. Here are the ones to watch:

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Rich Palettes But Priced for the Non-Rich: Introducing Milan's Newest Opening

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  Site Where: Via G.B. Pirelli 20, Milan, Italy, 20124
May 6, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

Milan is all ablaze with Expo at the moment, and hot on the heels of the most spectacular hotel ever comes the LaGare Milan, now open right around the corner from Milano Centrale train station.

There are 141 rooms, all looking swish enough – a bit more stylish than your average business hotel, but nothing outrageous. There’s a dark, rich palette with parquet floors and lots of wood; some suites and junior suites have balconies overlooking the cityscape, too.

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W Amsterdam Opens Reservations, W Milan Delays Until 2017

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  Site Where: Spuistraat 175, Amsterdam, Milan, Netherlands, 1012 VN
April 14, 2015 at 8:28 AM | by | Comments (0)

W giveth, W taketh away...

Having ogled renderings of W Amsterdam a month ago, reservations for the 238-room hotel are now are finally live.

Opening date will be Monday, September 21, with a “Cozy Exchange” room (from 22 sq m / 237 sq ft) setting you back a clean €450 ($478) a night. Prepaying shaves just €10 ($12) off a night, which doesn’t really seem worth it for the flexibility you sacrifice. The “Exchange” reference we presume means the room is located in the 1903 Telephone Exchange building, as opposed to the former bank just across the street (go here for exterior shots of both).

From Cozy, the order is up to Wonderful and then Fabulous rooms, with Cool Corner, Studio, and Marvelous Suites before you get to Wow and Extreme Wow Suites – which we saw those renderings of. The Extreme Wow Suite gives 112 sq m (1,206 sq ft) of space and runs at €2,162 ($2,292) a night.

Actual photography of the rooms and suites is still to come, but we’re kind of surprised to read the intro text on the homepage of the hotel refer to the ability to “recharge with our W signature bed and a peek-a-boo shower”. Is that becoming an actual industry term now?

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We Now Have Room Renderings and Reservations for ME Milan Il Duca

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  Site Where: Piazza della Republica 13, Milan, Italy, 20124
March 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (2)

We have seen the 360-degree view rooftop bar (ok, from the outside), we’ve seen the public spaces (that was back in October last year) and here we are today: renderings of the rooms inside ME Milan Il Duca, ready for you to book from May 22, in time for the Milan Expo (coincidence? We think not).

There are 98 rooms and 34 suites inside the hotel, dressed in “natural tones” and “based on the principals of yin and yang, as guests pass through a flow of gradual spaces”. Above an entry-level Aura Room, which has a mix of woods, browns, and greys; there is a sofa at the foot of the bed, creating a seating area with the chair next to the desk, and a freestanding minibar in the corner. We’d guess / hope / expect that those are large sliding panels that allow you to close off the hallway and bathroom.

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Could There Be a More Spectacular Location for Milan's Newest Hotel?

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  Site Where: Via Silvio Pellico 2, Milan, Italy
March 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (3)

Expo is en route to Milan, as are a smattering of new hotels. Making its debut this month is TownHouse Duomo. Never heard of TownHouse? They're probably our favorite hoteliers in Milano, and have the unmissable, insanely spectacular Seven Stars Galleria, which is right inside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (one of Milan’s must-see sights) and other beautiful places in Milan and Turin.

TownHouse Duomo by Seven Stars is on Piazza Duomo, overlooking the gothic cathedral (the largest in Italy). It claims to be the “only existing luxury hotel” with this view, plum on the square – and they’re probably right (other hotels have side views, but we can’t think of one directly on the piazza).

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Your Hot New Valentine's Couple: Eataly and Starhotels

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  Site Where: Italy
February 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

A Milanese Eataly

Two of our favorite things coming together in union just in time for Valentine’s Day – we’re talking about Eataly and Starhotels, both brands we love from the Bel Paese, which have just announced they’re striking up a liaison.

This will be Eataly’s first hotel relationship, but it’s bringing a lot to the table: not just mini restaurants in Starhotels properties, but the creation of special menus, and special events with Italian chefs around the country.

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Wanting to Visit Milan for Expo? Expect to Pay Through the Nose

Where: Milan, Italy
February 6, 2015 at 8:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Nu Hotel, which will check you in for under €200

We’ve talked a lot on both HotelChatter and Jaunted about Milan’s Expo, running May to October this coming year. We’ve talked about the new hotels opening for it. The one thing we hadn’t done yet was speculate on prices. Glad we hadn’t because this news causes a few wrinkles.

If you want to visit Milan during Expo, your average hotel rate will be up by 300 percent.

Three hundred percent. That’s according to Event Report, and research done by ProntoHotel, an Italian site, which scoured the likes of Booking.com, Expedia et al.

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More, Lots More, On Mandarin Oriental Milan

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  Site Where: Via Andegari 9, Milan, Italy, 20121
January 5, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Eight years ago, Mandarin Oriental announced they would open a hotel in the heart of Milan. A long silence followed, during which the planned 2013 opening came and went. Then, just over a year ago, we saw the four 19th century buildings that will make up the hotel with our own eyes when we walked down Via Monte di Pietà, preparing ourselves for more waiting until 2015.

Shockingly, our calendar tells us that it is now officially 2015, and like magic, we found an actual dedicated website for Mandarin Oriental Milan, with more details and most of all, renderings. Let’s dig in. Above the entrance, which will be a block behind Monte di Pietà on narrow Via Andegari; a quick look at Google Street View shows an imposing gate and rectangular courtyard, where we assume this is a close up of the right-hand corner. Read on for a look at rooms and the spa.

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Say 'Ciao' to Milan's Latest Business District Hotels

Where: Milan, Italy
December 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

It may not be your first choice for an Italian trip… yet. But Milan is going to be so hot next year with the Expo Milano 2015, which will draw people from all around the world.

In preparation for the Expo, expect lots of hotel openings and renovations. Following the man-meat of Moxy, two of the first to come through are the B&B Hotel Milano Cenisio Garibaldi, which supposedly opened last week (though it’s not showing availability till 1 January), and the Lagare Hotel Milano Centrale which is scheduled for February.

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Hostel or Hotel? Meininger is Bringing Both to Italy

Where: Italy
December 4, 2014 at 8:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

Next stop: Italy

While the rest of the world is courting millennials, Italy, apparently, is going after the budget market. According to a new report, budget accommodation is predicted to be the fastest growing sector globally for 2014-2018; and Italy – land of ridiculously lavish palace hotels – is playing catch up.

Swift on the heels of the Moxy launch in Milan, the Meininger group from Germany is planning an Italian invasion: from next year, they’ll be opening in Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome.

You may not have heard of Meininger before, but they bill themselves as a hotel-hostel fusion, have been in operation for 15 years, and currently have 16 hotels in 10 European cities: mostly in Germany and Austria, plus one each in Brussels, London and Amsterdam.

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