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Patricia Urquiola is one of the names that we’re used to heard 100 times per year, and we want to heard more!! One of the most buzzed luxury hotels opening of 2016 just happened. Il Sereno Lago di Como. Designed by Patricia Urquiola including collections for luxury brands as Louis Vuitton, Baccarat, BMW and Italian design brands as Moroso and B&B Italia.
Il Sereno’s owners wanted a hotel that felt as special their Saint Barthélemy property and one that was contemporary with understated décor. An elegant retreat rich with top Italian design brands like Cassina, B&B Italia and Molteni, wall coverings, lamps, rugs, bathtubs and bathroom fixtures.
With just 30 suites, the sought-after hotel is already booking up fast, with its available rooms not being open until mid-October. All accommodations feature panoramic views of Lake Como and private terraces, along with grey, walnut, blue and green earth tones.
Matching its already-esteemed digs, the property’s restaurant has a big name behind its cuisine as well. Helmed by Michelin starred chef Andrea Berton, who received four Michelin stars across three restaurants, the menu is refined yet approachable. The offerings are inspired by the region with everything from Lake Como’s fish and aromatic herbs to the risotto of Pianura Padana, and the wines, cheeses and meats of the mountains of Valtellina.
Il Sereno’s grounds are also works of art. Designed by botanist Patrick Blanc, the property boasts three distinct art pieces: Le Mirroir Vert du Lac, Le Canyon and Les Racines Echasees. The two vertical gardens and one green sculpture (respectively) each include thousands of plant species.