MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MILAN
New flagship for the Milan high-end hospitality. After the recent reopening of the Hotel Excelsior Gallia (project by Studio Marco Piva), another elegant work of architectural renovation confirms the interest of the city toward the creation of spaces "to live in" for those who live in Milan and for those who are only "passing through" the city. The Mandarin Oriental, Milan is the first hotel of the Group in Italy. In the property located between the Brera borough and the Fashion District, contemporary design and calibrated touches of Oriental elegance come together under the sign of luxury and sophistication. The hotel occupies four adjoining buildings dating back to the 18th century and the project was developed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Interiors. The buildings, characterized by simple and sober façades, overlook two parallel streets (Via Aldegari and Via Monte di Pietà) and conceal two courtyards in their interior. One of the buildings - Palazzo Confalonieri - has a curious story that is worth telling: originally built as a home for the family of the same name, between the 1930s and 1950s has hosted the Milan Civic Tax Office and later the offices of the Cassa di Risparmio delle Province Lombarde. Since the architectures now converted to hotels were all born as houses, the layout of interior spaces and the height of ceiling vary from floor to floor.
Designer: ANTONIO CITTERIO PATRICIA VIEL