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Milan is having an exciting time this year with Expo taking place and lots of new hotel openings. Here’s a quick summary of the latest developments.
There’s LaGare Milan, which opened earlier this year, very close to Milano Centrale train station. It is a 4-star MGallery brand from Accor Hotels with 141 bedrooms and one meeting room for 100 people in theatre-style. There is a restaurant on the fourth floor, complete with wraparound terrace, but best feature is the RoofBar on the 13th floor, overlooking the surrounding skyscrapers.
Mandarin Oriental Milan (pictured) is due to open on 17th August. It is in the heart of the Quadrilatero d’Oro fashion district, with the Bulgari, Four Seasons, Armani and Palazzo Parigi all within a few minutes’ walk. There are two meeting rooms on the first floor of the hotel. The maximum meeting capacity is 50 people and there is a private dining room with a boardroom-style table, which can accommodate up to 8 guests. There are 104 bedrooms and a spa.
The Ibis Styles Milano Centro is due to open in June. Contemporary in design and with 56 bedrooms, it is a 3-star hotel and good budget option.
Excelsior Hotel Gallia is a 5-star Luxury Collection (Starwood) property which was re-opened in May after a €100m renovation. It is located next to the Station Centrale and the building dates back to 1932. There are seven meeting rooms, the largest has capacity for 420 in theatre-style. The hotel has a total of 235 bedrooms, including 51 themed suites.
Another hotel that opened in May was the ME Milan Il Duca, a 5-star hotel close to the central station. It is modern hotel with innovative design and beautiful views of Milan from the rooftop Radio Bar. There are two meeting rooms for up to 50 people and 132 bedrooms, including 34 suites.
And finally, the W Milan which plans to open in March 2017. It will have 76 bedrooms and 5 meeting rooms – capacities to be confirmed nearer to opening date.