GIORGIO ARMANI OPENS THE ARMANI HOTEL MILANO

Giorgio and Roberta Armani celebrate the grand opening of the Armani Hotel Milano on via Manzoni. Browse through photos from the star studded cocktail soiree.

THE BUZZ | | January 2, 2012

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Giorgio Armani opened Armani Hotel Milano on Milan’s via Manzoni with a star studded cocktail party that was attended by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Saarsgard, Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo, Lauren Remington Platt, Mary Charteris, Tallulah Harlech, Ginevra Elkann, Isabelle Huppert, Luis Medina, Sara Brajovic, Bianca, Brandolini D’Adda and Roberta Armani, who all were dressed in Armani for the celebratory occasion

The new Armani Hotel Milano is the second hotel to be launched within the Armani Hotels & Resorts project and marks the continued collaboration with Emaar Properties PJSC. Following the success of the Armani Hotel Dubai, located in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, the Armani Hotel Milano opens in the heart of the city, within the extraordinary palazzo at Via Manzoni 31, originally designed by Enrico A. Griffini and completed in 1937 in the rationalist style of the time.

Inside this building with its austere and powerful exterior, Giorgio Armani has created a world of harmony and privacy, with uncompromising attention to the requirements of guests. Here luxury, calm and beauty are fostered in pure Armani style, imparting a new aesthetic excellence to the concept of comfort. “I have concentrated all my efforts on delivering my personal aesthetic vision within a precisely defined ambience of total comfort,” says Giorgio Armani.

All the public areas are concentrated on the seventh and eighth floors in the so-called 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 wine 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 bar 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 bridge way offers a dedicated area for smokers.

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. Perhaps it was destined to be on this site!

“Armani Hotel Milano, the newest addition to Emaar’s international portfolio of world-class lifestyle projects, is a testament to our confidence in the design philosophy of Giorgio Armani, who has changed the world of fashion,” says Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties.

Browse through photos from the star studded cocktail soiree, here.

 
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