Mandarin Oriental inks Milan deal

Mandarin Oriental Hotel GroupThe has signed a contract to manage a new hotel in the heart of Milan which will open in 2010.

Designed as a stylish and intimate hotel, featuring 104 guestrooms including 34 suites, the 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 Milan’s important commercial, fashion and cultural centres, and is a short walk from many major tourist and shopping attractions.

The Mandarin Oriental, Milan will feature a classic but contemporary interior style. 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 amongst 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.

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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.

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.
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