ME MILAN IL DUCA
Designer: GALLIZIA ARCH. NICOLA|
ME by Meliá is launching its first Italian luxury lifestyle hotel in the heart of Milan’s fashion and design district in May 2015. Centrally located in the Piazza della Repubblica shopping area, and just north of Brera, the city’s vibrant design district, the building ME Milan Il Duca occupies was originally designed by globally renowned late architect, Aldo Rossi. The property occupies the site of the former l’Hotel Duca di Milano, and its interiors have been redesigned by Mortini’s Studio to become a cosmopolitan hub with modern interiors. ME Milan Il Duca is also in close proximity of the breathtaking Quadrilatero della Moda and the trendy Corso Como area. The hotel is a fusion of traditional and contemporary Italian design with seductive furniture, neutral colours and urbane textures. ME Milan Il Duca offers 132 exquisitely designed, modern rooms, including 32 renowned Chic Suites, a Personality Suite and a Suite ME. Situated on the first floor, the Personality Suite and Suite ME both have an impressive 100 square metre private terrace overlooking the Piazza della Repubblica. ME Milan Il Duca will showcase furniture designed by the late architects, Gio Ponti and Luca Meda, who worked in collaboration with Aldo Rossi. Renowned industrial designer, Achille Castiglioni, also created the floor lamps throughout the hotel, with imagery by Madrid-based fashion photographer, Alberto Van Stokkum. His work focuses on icons from the world of music and fashion and will be permanently and exclusively exhibited throughout the hotel. Bespoke artworks by Milanese artisans are also on show across ME Milan Il Duca.