A new, charming boutique hotel will open at the end of this month in Milan, Italy’s capital of fashion, design and lifestyle. The Hotel Milano Scala is located in Brera, the artistic and cultural district at the very heart of Milan’s city center where theatres, museums and shopping streets thrive.
Located in a seven-storey building dating back to the end of the XIX century and very well-adjusted according to the surrounding architectural landscape, the Hotel Milano Scala characterizes itself as being the first zero-emission hotel in town - and one of Italy’s few such hotels.
The hotel employs a heat recovery system to control the in-room temperature and produce hot water, whilst at the same time ensuring that energy is procured only from suppliers using clean and renewable energy sources. These processes result in the hotel being able to use and produce energy without any kind of fuel and without releasing CO2 into the environment – a breath of fresh air for travellers frustrated by Europe’s increasing industrialisation and pollution.
The old palazzo hosting the Hotel Milano Scala has recently been completely renovated, offering 62 rooms including 10 suites, a charming restaurant and the Sky Terrace, plus a scenic terrace which offers a breathtaking view over Milan’s historical center. In addition, the hotel offers a fitness and relaxation area and three meeting rooms.
The hotels’ name and concept are strongly connected to Milan’s musical culture and history. From the moment they step in, guests are welcomed by a sensorial, musical atmosphere based on the concept of Opera – a vision that also influences the design of the rooms and suites, some of them being dedicated to a famous opera.
On entering the hotel guests are welcomed by the warm and vibrant atmosphere of the contemporary-style “Lounge Bar”; they are then led on to a comfortable “Lobby”, formerly the ancient courtyard of the building, today turned into a conversation room, a thematic library and an area featuring individual stations to enjoy one’s favourite music. The “Lobby” also boasts a crystal ceiling offering a delightful view of the hotels’ vertical gardens.