Park Hyatt Milano Completes Multi-Phased Renovation

April 16, 2024

Milan, Italy  Park Hyatt Milano celebrates its great milestone of 20 years with the unveiling of five  new Signature Suites designed by renowned Italian architect, Flaviano Capriotti, and dedicated to five symbolic districts in Milan: Duomo, Montenapoleone, Brera, via Solferino via Fiori Chiari  marking the completion of its multi-year and multi-phased renovation. These are not accidental references but rather emphasize the hotel’s deep bond with Milanese history and culture, which today make it an autochthonous reality, grown in the heart of Milan, a stone’s throw from the Duomo Cathedral. An iconic venue from which you can discover the city, among secrets and wonders, to which you can become attached for the pleasure of returning, always feeling at home. 

On the heels of its 20th anniversary, Park Hyatt Milano aspires to preserve its image as a place capable of rediscovering the pleasure of authentic luxury that combines its international vocation with high-level hospitality and that makes its link with Milan shine through every detail. A space, capable of transforming over time without distorting and losing its historical identity that makes it unique thanks to the atmospheres, spaces and experiences tailored to the desires of guests and the needs of a city like Milan.

The design of the five new Signature Suites

Already the author of the exclusive “Mio Lab” cocktail bar and the “Pellico 3 Milano” fine dining restaurant, architect Capriotti drew on the legacy and characteristics of modernity of the post-war Masters for the design of the five new Signature Suites. Enhancing traditional materials and preferring neutral and soft nuances, he has given shape to welcoming and comfortable suites, in which luxury is whispered, discreet, timeless. At the heart of the project are Milan and the Milanese spirit, underlining the deep bond of the Park Hyatt Milano with the history and culture of the city.

A visual story that unfolds between history, design, literature and poetry: the project that led to the creation of the hotel’s five Signature Suites was born from an interweaving of suggestions. “The hotel is located in a rather dense urban fabric, with a very beautiful view of the Galleria, allowing guests to live in a shell, in the center of the city, but protected from the outside world,” explains architect Capriotti. The Brera suite is located on the second floor of the hotel, while the Montenapoleone and Duomo suites, located on the sixth floor, thanks to their terraces open directly onto the sky in line with the other rooftops of the city. “This glimpse of blue, which in Milan has unique chromatic variations, from cerulean gray to amber red, reminded me of a passage from “The Betrothed” in which Renzo, fleeing Milan, takes refuge in a farmhouse in the countryside and, waking up in the morning, finds himself experiencing the light of dawn,” says the architect and continues, “He is greeted by a clear sky: a passage that I have always loved for Manzoni’s extraordinary directorial ability, which transforms a written text into a vivid and powerful image. The sense of peace of those lines, surrounded by the love for the Lombard landscape, was the starting point in the journey that led me to the suites».

Architect Capriotti outlines a project of great conceptual depth while preserving intact that idea of bourgeois modernity, sober and refined, where the high quality of the materials, in addition to functionality and the clear perception of spaces, play a key role. Although distributed over different sizes, the five suites Duomo, Montenapoleone, Brera, Solferino and Fiori Chiari are united by the same structural, material and stylistic design. 

Upon entering, you find yourself immersed in airy spaces, wrapped in soft and accommodating nuances, where the portals allow the guest to lead their gaze over the entire area of the apartments, whose solids and voids allow a continuous dialogue between interiors and exteriors. It is a warm and welcoming material like solid brushed dark oak wood to trace the various rooms, alternating with the fine Verde Alpi marble, in a game of balances that enhances textiles and furnishings including design pieces signed by Franco Albini, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Angelo Mangiarotti, Gio Ponti, Ignazio Gardella and Enzo Mari. 

In a reference to the ancient art of silk making, celebrated between Milan and Lake Como, architect Capriotti has chosen to cover the walls of the suites with pearl gray silk wallpaper, interspersing it with a boiserie in blond Italian walnut, a traditional material used here in its natural, soft and opaque color.  to show the true essence of wood. In all the suites, neutral shades give way to occasional touches of yellow and orange, recalling the veins of the sky at dawn and dusk, with the recurring addition of petrol green, a sober and sophisticated color, widely used in Milanese interiors, which we find in some furnishings. A key theme is that of lighting: “the quality of light is critical, it must be warm and generate the right shadows and accents: a lighting system should not be perceived, precisely because it must envelop guests in a soft, punctual and natural way,” explains architect Capriotti.

In the suites on the top floor, architect Capriotti has defined a hybrid area between inside and outside, designed to be recognizable: “its ceiling is made of wood, unlike the others in the apartment, as if it were a cell of space existing between the indoor and the outdoor,” he explains.

Located on the sixth and last floor of the hotel, the Montenapoleone and Duomo suites are equipped with terraces and living rooms designed with a large veranda to enjoy their relaxed atmosphere even within them. Believing that “every function needs its own space, symmetries, visual axes,” architect Capriotti has designed a clear and functional layout: on the one hand, the suites open up to the living area, on the other there is direct access to the terraces which, in full Park Hyatt style, allow guests to live in the center of Milan, but discreetly, spending evenings outdoors surrounded by comfortable seats and sofas as well as lush greenery. 

The Montenapoleone suite is 1,938 square feet with a 377 square foot terrace that can be connected to two adjacent rooms, also with terraces. The Duomo suite, which owes its name to the view it offers of the Duomo Cathedral from its 323 square foot terrace, equipped with a Jacuzzi, occupies an area of 1,399 square feet and is located in connection with another suite with terrace and a bedroom of about 430 square feet. 

The rational symmetry of the spaces, with the portals in the center of the rooms, is lost only in the area that divides the living room from the dining room, to make room for a double-sided fireplace in the Montenapoleone suite, with a concave side in bronze and a back in marble. The mastery of Italian design can be found in pieces such as Albini’s bookcases, Caccia Dominioni’s armchairs, Mangiarotti’s marble consoles, Gio Ponti’s armchairs, Enzo Mari’s tables. In addition to the large walk-in closet, equipped with a vanity station with leather seats, there is a bathroom covered in brushed green Alpi marble in contrast with the polished Bianco Venezia. An environment that is the perfect setting for a relaxing bathtub, or in the steam shower, a shower capable of recreating the steam of a Turkish bath. 

Designed with the same stylistic features and the same setting, but located on the second floor of the building, the Brera suite – which is spread over 1,076 square feet of space – enjoys high and solemn ceilings at 13 feet.

Overlooking the glass dome of the 19th-century courtyard, the nerve center of the hotel’s life, the suite Brera offers a romantic and evocative view. Another common element is the distinctive approach to art: in the suites there are alternating works already acquired by the property and new purchases that have also focused on Italianness, with sculptures by authors such as Mattia Bosco, and pictorial works by Natale Addamiano and Santeri Tuori.

Finally, within architect Capriotti’s project, are the Solferino and Fiori Chiari suites, both located on the second floor of the hotel. The two rooms are communicating with each other, thus reaching a total area of 1,507 square feet, each spread over 753 square feet. Exactly mirroring each other, the two suites have the same materials as the Brera, Duomo and Montenapoleone suites, such as the “Verde Alpi” marble that decorates the surfaces of the bathrooms. In addition, the Fiori Chiari suite has a balcony overlooking the city center.

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