Melia Hotels developing 132-key ME Milan Il Duca in Italy

Meliá Hotels International's ME Milan will open near the "fashion quadrilateral," at the Piazza della Repubblica, close to the Corso Como, one of Milan's more fashionable areas. The 132-room hotel will be housed in a building by architect Aldo Rossi and be completely renovated to the style of the late architect.

Gabriel Escarrer, CEO and vice chairman of Meliá Hotels International, said, "The economic and industrial capital of Italy has been awaiting a hotel such as this. The announcement of a new ME in Milan, prior to the imminent openings of ME Ibiza and ME Mallorca, constitutes the next step in the international positioning of the ME by Meliá brand as providing revered hotels for modern and discerning travellers, combining business and pleasure with authentic lifestyle experiences. If each ME hotel is unique because of its design, its energy and its power to become a social epicentre, ME Milan will undoubtedly make a mark in the hotel, culinary and leisure offerings of the city".

ME Milan is set to open in 2015. This follows the announcements of ME Ibiza (2014), ME Mallorca (2014) and Zaha Hadid's ME Dubai (2016). It will be the First ME hotel in Italy, where Meliá already manages hotels including Gran Meliá Rome, Meliá Villa Capri and Meliá Genoa.

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