Hong Kong, 19 September 2007 - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has today announced that it will manage a new hotel in the heart of Milan. The project gives the Group another unique opportunity to provide guests with Mandarin Oriental’s distinctive style of luxury in Europe, and in one of Italy’s most important travel destinations.
Designed as a stylish and intimate hotel, featuring 104 guestrooms including 34 suites, Mandarin Oriental, Milan will be housed in the re-development of three elegant 19th Century buildings, ideally located on Via Monte di Pieta, one of Milan’s most prestigious addresses. The property provides easy access to the city’s important commercial, fashion and cultural centres, and is a short walk from many major tourist and shopping attractions.
Mandarin Oriental, Milan will feature a classic but contemporary interior style, with exacting attention to detail, reflective of the Group’s oriental heritage. At the heart of the hotel will be an elegant open courtyard, which will be a prime feature of the property. The luxurious guestrooms will be amongst the largest in the city, with Mandarin Oriental’s renowned customer-centric technology providing guests with highly sophisticated in-room entertainment.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental will be Milan’s most comprehensive, offering a holistic approach to rejuvenation and relaxation in a tranquil, meditative setting. Incorporating an all-inclusive range of wellness, beauty and massage treatments, the spa will offer signature programmes created exclusively by Mandarin Oriental. As with many Mandarin Oriental spas, the space will include private treatment rooms as well as significant water and heat therapies. An indoor swimming pool and a comprehensive fitness centre will further add to the hotel’s leisure facilities.
The hotel will feature a variety of exceptional restaurants and bars offering an eclectic choice of contemporary cuisine and cocktails in chic surroundings. A 100-seat ballroom and two additional meeting rooms will also be incorporated into the hotel design.
The property will be owned and developed by the Statuto Group, one of Italy’s most prominent private real estate investors.
“We are delighted to be bringing Mandarin Oriental’s renowned hospitality into Italy for the first time. This will further strengthen our presence in Europe and is a significant step in our strategy to establish our brand firmly in the world’s most important business and leisure destinations. We are excited at the prospect of creating such a luxurious hotel in one of Milan’s pre-eminent locations.’ said Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Chief Executive, Edouard Ettedgui.
“It is a pleasure to be working with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, one of the world’s most prestigious luxury hotel brands. We believe Mandarin Oriental’s reputation of providing an extraordinary level of quality and a precise attention to detail matches our own desire to create one of Milan’s most luxurious hotels,” said Giuseppe Statuto, Chairman of Statuto Group.
Milan is northern Italy’s most important and stylish commercial city, with a strong cultural and historic identity. Renowned for its importance in fashion and design, Milan attracts visitors from around the world who wish to experience the city’s world class shopping. Mandarin Oriental, Milan will be ideally situated for the leisure and business traveller, close to retail centres and financial institutions, as well as many of the city’s extraordinary cultural attractions, including the Duomo Cathedral, the Teatro alla Scala Opera House and Santa Maria della Grazie, the 15th Century church which houses Leornardo da Vinci’s famous painting ‘The Last Supper’.