The Armani Hotel, Milan

When I thought of “slipping into Armani,” I used to picture my favorite sunglasses and red lipstick. Now that I’ve stayed at The Armani hotel in Milan, I have an entirely new picture and favorite memory. (Not to mention impossible standards when it comes to future hotel stays.)

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Milan is both host to Milan Fashion Week and Giorgio Armani’s home town which explains both the fact that he’d put his name on a first-class hotel and the fact that it’s on the floors above his flagship superstore.  As anyone familiar with his esthetic can imagine, the hotel mimics the clean, refined lines of Armani’s clothing design.  There is the same serenity paired with attention to detail here at the Armani Hotel that one finds in his classic tailoring.  Picture cool onyx and crisp edges to the furniture.  Toss in hotel employees with impeccable manners and attention to detail and you can understand my enthusiasm. In my dream world I live in his clothes and his hotel year-round.

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If there’s one thing Armani teaches you - both in fashion and in hospitality - it’s that feeling comfortable makes you feel more self-assured.  I felt relaxed everywhere in the hotel - from the entrance to my room to the spa to the store.  But not in a Miami beach way - in a “I don’t have to try too hard or make a grand entrance, because I am confident that I look and feel good.

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At the hotel, no attention to detail is spared. I love how our room had an iPad I could control every.single.thing with, even order room service or ask the concierge a question. Evety single item in the hotel had been thoughtfully designed by Armani specifically so that being at the hotel made you feel like you were a personal guest of Giorgio himself. And I love that they have a pillow menu - because lets face it, most of us have a very specific way of how we like our pillows. With all this attention to detail, It was very very hard indeed checking out of the hotel when we did.


Below are some of photos I took in and around the Armani hotel


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One of the other perks of staying here is access to an Armani makeup artist, a personal shopper to help you out shopping if the two stories of Armani clothing on the first two floors ovewhelm you, and of course, priority reservations at both the Bamboo Lounge and Bar as well as the Michelin starred Ristorante Armani. During  the time i was at the hotel, there were lines outside the hotel entrance to go into bar and I have to admit I felt a little bit smug as I skipped passed the long lines of beautiful people as the doorman waved us inside with a “Ahh, welcome back madam.”

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And then there is the spa …   

Housed on the top floor of the building, it’s the only soaking pool I’ve seen with floor-to-ceiling louvered windows and roof which make you feel as though you’re outside gazing at the spectacular view and the sky at the same time.  While some might gravitate to the 24-hour gym to burn off that second helping of bucatini, I opt for the less strenuous approach - a sauna and a body wrap.  Well, my personal spa coach told me it was just as good for me as working out.  Or at least that’s what I think she said - my Italian may not be great.  But the experience certainly was.

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  • Leigh Curtis says:

    Ahh Milan… one of the most beautiful places in the world! It looks definitely elegant and romantic.

  • Sofie says:

    Armani Hotel is magnificent! I’m glad you enjoyed your stay there, even for just a short while. I’ve been there a year ago and my favorite part was the spa, so relaxing and rejuvenating. I wish I could go back there soon.

  • Jenni Clarence says:

    Wow! By the looks of it, this hotel is spectacular! Very classic, clean and cool to the eyes. I would love to stay there too.

  • Desiree Lynch says:

    Beautiful!!! You’re rockin’ the outfit and slaying Milan. I love all the pictures, too!

  • Claire says:

    Can I just say WOW?! Armani Hotel is the place to be when in Milan. Gorgeous!

  • Gabrielle says:

    Just like the name… looks classy and elegant!

  • Rowena says:

    I’d love to be there one day. The thought of having a personal shopper excites me. Ha ha. But seriously, visiting Milan is one that I need to check off on my bucket list.

  • Mikaella says:

    What a stunning, gorgeous place!

  • Franchesca Diaz says:

    Such a marvelous sight! Italy has lots of amazing places to be. Gotta go there soon in Milan to check out one of my to-do’s on my bucket lists!

  • Helga says:

    At first glance, I thought Armani Hotel looks minimalist. But when I got to see the rest of your pictures, I realized, it screamed elegance and class. Thanks for sharing the pictures, Heidi. You sure look great in all your shots!

  • Taylor says:

    Wow! Armani Hotel is like paradise. I have no more words to say.. Just WOW!

  • Margaret says:

    Such a splendid hotel! I would love to spend even just one night there and experience its beauty and splendor. You’re looking even lovelier Heidi, Italy agrees with you 🙂

  • Lorelei Chung says:

    Oh, beautiful Milan! So amazing… Someday, I will come and conquer you, Italia… Bellissimo!

  • Arianne says:

    Wow, the spa looks massive and marvelous. I bet I will enjoy every minute basking in all its glory!

  • Carmencita says:

    Milan, Italy – one of my dream destinations. Such a beautiful place!

  • Claudia says:

    Oh, such a romantic place. I could live there in the hotel forever!

  • MJ Walters says:

    Looks like you really had a grand and exciting time in Italy. You look well rested and so beautiful, and the pictures you shared are timeless!

  • Deanna says:

    Italy is the land I hope to visit too.

  • Kim Adriana says:

    Oh, this hotel is heavenly! I love to read more about this majestic place.

  • Miles Calixxto says:

    I will conquer you, Italy, one day, and Armani would be my first stop. Such a glorious place!

  • Stephanie says:

    Wow! Armani Hotel is incredible! I wish I could live there even just for one day..

  • Chelsea S. says:

    My, my my! This is such a beautiful place. I wish I could live in Milan and in this hotel, forever!

  • Cara Davis says:

    Oh, I want to stay there, even just for a night! Looks really inviting!

  • Gigi Beliz says:

    Oh I’m so jealous… I wish I could spend a night there, too!

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