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Which of your best Milan hotels selection, you’ll spend your Summer holidays? In the emerging Porta Volta neighborhood, after recent additions of Herzog & de Meuron’s striking silhouette for the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Hotel Viu Milan will set the daily modern progression of Milan with sustainable architectural concept, while honoring the classic aesthetics of Milanese design with its sleek interiors.
The visual concept of the hotel’s interiors was designed by Arassociati Studio and Nicola Gallizia Studio,and furnished with Molteni furniture.
For this project Molteni&C Contract Division furnished all the social areas (lobbies, restaurants, bars), bedrooms and suites with custom made fixed and loose furniture charachterized by delicate nuances and completed by a curated collection of objets d’art. That reinforce the impression of staying at a private residence—albeit one outfitted with impeccable taste.
The entrance of Viu Hotel displays the unconventional Freestyle sofa design Ferruccio Laviani and two D.154.2 armchairs, designed by Gio Ponti in 1954 and today produced by Molteni&C, thanks to an agreement with the Gio Ponti Archives, thereby preserving the legacy of the great Milanese maestro, which would otherwise have been lost.
Hotel Viu Milan’s studied elegance extends to the hotel’s 124 rooms and suites, which are a lesson in meticulously-crafted luxury. A neutral colour palette is enhanced by wood paneling of walnut, durmast, and Rosewood, which echoes the lines of the classic design pieces in the rooms.
Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the rooms with natural daylight, while private terraces scattered across the first and seventh floors provide unrivalled panoramas over the Milanese skyline. Bathrooms are luxuriously outfitted in Port Laurent marble and, thanks to a retractable wooden wall, bath time is accompanied by an enviable city view, as well as a stash of stylish Malin+Goetz amenities.
Featuring a glass façade framed with living greenery, the hotel’s architecture pays homage to the redefined aesthetics of the area. Inside, blended colors and textures, including parquet oak wood floors and dark wood, provide a timeless setting for classic Italian furniture from Molteni&C. Throw in a rooftop pool and terrace, the very first to grace a five-star hotel in the city, the Italian fashion and design capital is set to welcome a new prima donna to the scene.