The hotel is the exhibition district, near the Fiera Milano Rho and the San Siro Stadium. The surrounding area is industrial and it is definitely not as convenient for tourists, but there is easy access to the ring road for drivers, and the hotel runs a shuttle service for guests to local stations. For those who need it, there’s a heliport on the roof.
There are 162 rooms with a choice of classic, superior and deluxe doubles and triples. They are all well-equipped with the superior rooms having wooden floors, plus stone, glass and steel in the bathrooms. Stylistically it’s not-quite minimalist, with soothing colours. The deluxe rooms come with Nespresso machines. There are a few smoking rooms available.
There is space to spare here with a large ultra-modern lounge, coffee shop, bar, garden and fitness centre. The hotel has a business centre and its own underground car park (additional charge).
Eating and drinking
The coffee shop is open all day and you can also get snacks and drinks in the garden. The bar is strongly designed in red and black while the lounge is calmer in creams and beiges. The formal restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a light and airy space with creams and clean lines, surrounded by huge picture windows. There is an excellent hot and cold breakfast buffet included in the room price while later in the day there is a set menu and Italian and international à la carte options.
The top (14th) floor of the hotel is taken up by a fitness centre and good-sized pool, both with panoramic views across the city. There is also a hammam, Jacuzzi and sauna. Back down at ground level, there are large wicker chairs out in the garden for drinks, snack and general lounging around.
The staff are still bedding-in but they are friendly and the place is well-run.
Who stays there
There are, inevitably, lots of business and conference people roaming the corridors, but the hotel is also good for football as it’s close to San Siro, and attracts quite a few groups. Because it has the pool and coffee shop, it is also a good option for families.
This hotel currently offers some of the best value in Milan for those who are prepared to be a little out of the way. There are also plenty of special packages from weekend deals to football, shopping and advance booking offers.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Sporty types
- Stag / hen parties
- No fuss
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Free WiFi
- Great pool
- Good design
- The location