Milan, 2003 - The opening of Park Hyatt Milan in August 2003 will give Italy`s business and fashion capital a stylish new address. The 117-room Park Hyatt Milan is ideally situated in the heart of the city, just few steps away from the Piazza del Duomo, La Scala and the Galleria. The hotel`s interior architecture and design is by Ed Tuttle, well known for his work on the recently opened Park Hyatt Paris-Vend™me. Set in a palatial and historic building, the hotel is Hyatt`s first property in Italy.
“The hotel will have a very monolithic feeling,” says Tuttle referring to the late 19th century building that was originally constructed as a hotel but later used for apartments and offices. “Park Hyatt Milan will stay true to the structure`s historic style, but we`re giving it a refined, contemporary attitude.”
Park Hyatt Milan combines fashionable Italian style with Tuttle`s imaginative approach. He uses Milanese Travertine stone throughout the building, in both the public spaces and in the guestrooms, along with walnut paneling, mirrors, and gunmetal shutters framed in steel. Fabrics and colours are subtle but rich.
One of the most prized pieces of art in the hotel will be Gerhard Richter`s 1968 rendition of Piazza del Duomo in Milan. The painting has been displayed prominently in the lobby of Park Hyatt Chicago and will move to Milan when the hotel opens.
“The Richter painting is truly an exceptional piece of art which reflects the grace, style, and sophistication of Park Hyatt Milan,” says Bernd Chorengel, president of Hyatt International Corporation.
Crucial to all Park Hyatt hotels are their incomparable, personalised service standards. Park Hyatt Milan`s general manager, Claudio Ceccherelli, formerly of the renowned Villa d`Este, says, “The attention to service, design and architecture are intertwined because all are dedicated to our guests` experience of luxury and well-being.”
Guestrooms are designed in a classic contemporary style and have spacious walk-in closets, satellite television, and safe and high-speed Internet access. Twenty-three suites, including a Presidential suite and a Diplomatic Suite, both with two private terraces each, will provide a variety of options for guests who require larger spaces and separate work, entertaining and sleeping areas. The bathrooms and dressing areas continue the mood of subtle luxury found throughout the hotel, with custom fixtures, heated floors, deep-soaking baths and separate rain showers. The design and the use of Travertine stone will give guests the feeling of bathing in their own luxurious spa.
For additional pampering, the Club Olympus Health Spa will be available exclusively for hotel guests. Facilities include a gym, steam rooms and two treatment rooms where guests can be pampered with a variety of beauty and holistic treatments.
Park Hyatt Milan`s main meeting place is the lobby lounge`s rotunda, the central feature of the hotel`s public space, under a soaring glass dome that allows natural daylight to pour into the space. The rotunda has a view of the building`s 19th century Milanese courtyard. Amidst a décor of Travertine stone, fine woods and mirrors, guests may enjoy refreshments, breakfast, light meals and drinks throughout the day. The adjoining elegant bar is accessible from both the lobby lounge and its own dedicated street entrance.
Open for lunch and dinner, the hotel`s restaurant seats 82 guests and will specialise in Italian cuisine and feature seasonal dishes, using only the freshest local farm produce available. Like the bar, it is accessible through the lobby lounge and its own dedicated street entrance.
At Park Hyatt Milan there are 335-square metres of meeting space on the first floor to accommodate up to 100 guests. All meeting rooms are designed for smaller high-end business meetings for 10 to 70 people, including the main function room, a library and two board rooms. All rooms boast natural daylight and high-tech multi-media, as well as wireless broadband Internet connectivity, will be applied throughout.
Park Hyatt Milan joins an elite portfolio of Park Hyatt hotels around the world. They are typically small and distinguished properties designed to meet the needs of discerning individual travelers, promising elegant and gracious service on a personal scale. Intimate and residential in style, Park Hyatts are further distinguished by prime locations, exceptional interior design and works of art.
There are 206 Hyatt Hotels and Resorts around the world, which are managed by two separate groups of companies. Subsidiaries of Hyatt International Corporation operate 61 hotels and 23 resorts in 39 countries, with an additional 15 hotels under development. Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a separate company, and its subsidiaries operate, lease and franchise 122 hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Hyatt is accessible on the Internet at www.hyatt.com.