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Milan’s boutique hotel scene is heating up thanks to chic new openings like the Senato Hotel. One of the newest and best Milan hotels to visit right now! The international allure of the new Senato Hotel – opened a few months ago and it is already in place to be the best of newest Milan Hotels – is the result of two years of work and research that starts from white shot of neoclassical façade and comes to fluorescent finishes in the doors rooms, forty-three, distributed over the three floors.
Alessandro Bianchi , Milanese architect was in charge for this project, and for the interiors, has roped in a host of local Milanese talent – from florist Rosalba Piccinni and metal lighting company Bottega Gadda – to build on his sleek, cosy interiors, which are an assembly of plush materials – marble, brass, handsome wood parquet flooring and rich velvet furnishings – in a discerning palette of matt black, bottle green and shimmering gold.
The most glamorous part of the project lies in the metals: brass flare, copper and iron used for the furnishings and even to the elevator doors. Do not miss the irony: a sofa Chesterfield velvet literally climbing on a wall covered with parquet, forming a surreal parlor. In Junior suites with views of the Duomo the furniture seem to float in the white: the walls covered with Gavatex , a fabric made of glass fiber that seems so comfortable tweed, until the bed linen, woven by hand from the ancient Lombard manufacturing Rivolta Carmignani .
In rooms Classic instead, the rule is classic Milanese: herringbone parquet honey-colored fish, immaculate walls, solid and reassuring atmosphere. In the bathroom, soaps and creams are designed by the internationally famous nose Laura Tonatto .Anywhere, details developed to treat the host with white gloves. Run by the Ranza family – fourth generation Milanese entrepreneurs – the property unfolds within a five-storey neo-classic building that was once their private residence.
Meanwhile, in the courtyard, he has unusually opted to create a novel slate grey stone pool of shallow water that smartly reflects the building’s architecture. Best of all, the hotel is easy on the pocket, which means more cash to splash at the boutiques on via Montenapoleone, Milan’s top shopping destination, just three blocks away.
Will you take a look into Senato Hotel?