Armani Hotel Milano
What We Love
- Looking out over Milan's rooftops from the sybaritic 1,000-square-foot spa
- There’s a Lifestyle Manager on hand to help with your every request
- The laden breakfast buffet looks like a work of art
- The sound system in the bathroom can be hooked up to your music device
What To Know
- A city tax of $7 per night will be collected by the property at checkout
- The relaxation pool is not big enough to swim laps in
- There’s no fresh milk in the minibars, but it can be brought to your room
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
From the moment you step into the sleek, scented lobby off Via Manzoni, you have entered the sybaritic world of Armani, where the attention to detail is impeccable. (Even the historic 1930s Rationalist building is shaped like an A.) Highly polished black marble and backlit onyx fill the public spaces, and the reception area is dotted with glass cases full of Armani handbags and shoes. The guestroom corridors are clad in Marmorino plastering and everything from the doors to the newspaper pegs sit flush to the wall. The building’s “glass hat,” (floors seven and eight), was added to house the restaurant, bar and top-floor spa; it has louvered walls to regulate the amount of sunlight, and it offers panoramic views in three directions of the city’s rooftops, the Duomo and, on clear days, the Alps.
Bed and Bath
Every detail in the 95 guestrooms and suites was designed by Giorgio Armani himself, and his faultless eye for style is evident in everything from the exclusive Armani furniture to the clothes hangers to the bath salts (which have the same scent as the lobby). Each room has its own circular vestibule, as well as a chic multi-use workstation and a marble bar with a Nespresso machine. The color palette is muted, of course, and leather-lined walls, cushions woven with gold thread, and thick pile rugs add sumptuous texture. The spacious bathrooms come with double Kohler sinks, large bathtubs (some with views) and Armani products and robes.
Make sure you leave time to linger at the breakfast buffet: the Italian cakes are exquisitely delicate, and even the fruit is styled to perfection. The restaurant is decorated with chequered marble floors and pale cream leather seating, and offers a well-stocked wine cellar and spectacular views. The neighboring Bamboo Bar has a double-height spotlit ceiling, backlit onyx panels and huge silver printed bamboo screens. The award-winning bartenders mix such experimental cocktails as the Caprese Mary, which comes with mozzarella foam. Up on the top floor, the six-room, 1,000-square-foot Armani Spa is sublime. The decor is a nod to the far east with green river marble, reproduction bamboo print on the walls and tatami mats. You can book a personal trainer to show you the ropes on the Kinesis wall and the modular resistance machines, or take a dip in the pool which overlooks the skyline.
In the Area
You don’t have to venture far to get to the Armani superstore, it’s downstairs in the same building. The chic matte black store stocks all of the Armani clothing lines and is home to a florist, a bookshop, the Emporio Armani Café and a Nobu restaurant. The mighty Duomo is just a five-minute stroll, but be forewarned: The short walk will take you through the beautiful, historic shopping mall Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, with all its designer stores. Catch a show at the nearby La Scala theater, or head to the chic Navigli district for an aperitivo by the canal.
How to Get There
The service was beyond excellent. The food, the drinks, the service, the location, the atmosphere... one word ... exceptional.
When in Milan, a dinner you you have to do.
Thank you for the excellent food and service.
My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights at the Armani Hotel during our stay in Milano. We were truly blown away from start to finish. You get exactly what you pay for- every penny was worth this experience. The staff are attentive and every detail is just perfect. The room was fabulous- interior, layout beautiful and every element controlled via an iPad. You also get 15% off to use within the building, whether that be the restaurant, shop, room service etc which was definitely worth it considering we spent our final night in the Bamboo bar.
The room specifications were sublime. The most stunning bedroom, bathroom and comfortable bed- you haven’t experienced luxury until you experience this hotel! The ONLY downside was the bath- it was a tiny tiny bath that just didn’t fit in with the rest of the bathroom. Not good enough for a hotel costing around £600 a night. Other than that, amazing experience and will certainly visit another Armani Hotel.
The hotel itself is gorgeous, with a decent sized room for European Standards. Check in and reception desk service are Excellent, as is location and amenities.
The only criticism I would raise is regarding the very slow service at breakfast and restaurant, which can be quite frustrating. While no noise can be heard in the rooms, the lobby bar and front entrance may get loud and crowded during the night - which is not really a 5 star hotel feeling....