Milan gets new luxury hotel in Porta Volta

by | Mar 24, 2017 | Design

A new luxury hotel has opened its doors to guests in Milan’s up and coming Porta Volta neighbourhood. Hotel Viu is a 124-room new-build development which has been built as part of an extensive regeneration plan that the city of Milan has implemented across the urban area. Named after one of the gates that sat within the ancient city wall, Hotel Viu offers a meeting of old and new; a modern, sophisticated take on the traditions and elegance inherent to Milan.

Designed as a collaboration by some of the tops names in architecture and interior design, Hotel Viu’s facade is a sleek hybrid of glass, timber and vegetation, which climbs up the gable and transforms it into a living wall. Internally, floor to ceiling windows allow the guest suites to be flooded with light, revealing comfortable yet stylish accommodation with high quality finishings, fixtures and fittings. The interiors have been designed by Nicola Gallizia Studio and use rich, yet sustainably sourced, woods and metals to lend the spaces a warmth and decadence, which is offset by the contemporary patterns employed in both moveable screens and wall coverings.

The highlight of the hotel is the five-star rooftop pool, which affords 360 degree views out over the historic city. Local landscape architects AG&P Greenscape implemented the living wall and also the greenery that overhangs the top floor, providing a contrast between the vegetation and the city beyond. The facade was designed by Arassociati and high-profile designers such as Patricia Urquiola and Herzog & de Meuron provided some of the furnishings that grace the interior and communal spaces. Hotel Viu opened in March and also boasts spa and leisure facilities.

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