Milan and New York: two destinations to experience differently. Starting with the hotel (which becomes an experience in itself)

After all, more and more travelers are asking to experience, during their vacations, local life at its best. A decidedly growing trend in 2024, according to the Wtm World Travel Reportwhich confirms to mepeople's need to slow down and transform travel into a tool for new and global experiences. Hence the challenge for hoteliers to make their customers experience emotions that last over time and remain engraved in the memory even once they return home. A challenge taken up by the brand since 2014 NH Collection Hotels & Resorts.

Some of Milan's iconic skyscrapers (iStock)

In Milan, in the hotel which stands on the site of a church

This is how the stay becomes impossible to forget if you choose it NH Collection Milan CityLifea four-star hotel located in the cool CityLife district, a stone's throw from the “Portello” metro station.

Behind the window, an iconic skyline thanks to skyscrapers designed by three-star architects – Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki And Daniel Libeskind – to fill the panorama. Inside, a structure which, in itself, is worth the detour. The hotel, in fact, was created inside the Church of Christ the Kinga sacred building dating from 1934 then deconsecrated.

The NH Collection Milano CityLife was created in a former church

The hotel preserves the Latin cross plan of the church, the imposing architectural volumes and the late Mannerist style. With the pilaster (the characteristic vertical pillar, typical of church naves, which protrudes from a wall and has a decorative function, ed) to connect the two souls, the old and the new, of the project.

I am 185 rooms, designed taking into account the classic Italian style. The real strong point, however, remains the 10 suitesamong the few in the world built inside the nave of a church, some of which have a terrace with a plunge pool.

Added to this are various services, including pool on the roof of the hotel, The neighborhoodwith a view on city ​​skyline and skyscrapers of futuristic City Life district (rooftop where various events are organized in summer, including DJ sets, and where you can enjoy refined dishes and signature cocktails) and the gym open 24 hours a day for lunch and dinner, but they have fun . Tailors, the restaurant inside the hotel with a charming outdoor space surrounded by greenery. On the menu, traditional Milanese dishes, enriched with flavors and aromas from around the world. A dynamic and modern cuisine, but at the same time linked to the territory. Just like the hotel, which is the setting.

New York and the hotel that brings back the atmosphere of the 60s

It is not just a place to sleep but also a place to experience new emotions and sensations. NH Collection New York Madison Avenue, an elegant and refined 4-star hotel in the heart of the Big Apple. Designed by architects E. Murgatroyd and P. Ogden, it is located in a very central position, so much so that from its windows you can admire the main attractions of the city, starting with theEmpire State Building (a few minutes too Times Square, Bryant Park, Broadway and the Fifth Avenue).

But it is once you have crossed the threshold of the hotel that the real adventure begins, with eyes that never stop admiring. the wonders inside this historic red brick building along Madison Avenue. A unique and avant-garde design capable of bringing back to life the sparkling atmospheres of the 50s and 60s and which earned the structure, in 2022, the title of “The most Instagrammable hotel“, according to Luxury Travel Advisorin North America.

Completely renovated in 2021, the NH Collection New York Madison Avenue hotel offers Of 288 rooms. It should be noted in particular the 25 Junior Suites with views of the Manhattan skyline, the four Tower Suites with views of the Empire State Building and the Penthouse Empire Suite with a huge terrace. The structure also includes a 24-hour fitness center and a lobby with rooms equipped with large fireplaces, perfect for relaxing, reading or having a coffee. Also worth a stop Serafina Restaurant with its Italian cuisine revisited in a contemporary key and the MAD Bar & Loungewith a typical 50s/60s atmosphere.


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