Gruppo Statuto has appointed Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to manage Rosewood Milan, which will open in 2025 in the heart of Italy’s fashion capital.
The new property marks the brand’s fourth hotel in Italy, following the recent announcements of Rosewood Rome and Rosewood Hotel Bauer in Venice. These three projects will join Rosewood’s Italian estate resort, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany.
Rosewood Milan will be located on the edge of the Quadrilatero della Moda, the city’s fashion district, and just steps away from Via Montenapoleone, the famous boulevard lined with iconic boutiques, antique shops and cafés.
With 70 rooms, including approximately 20 suites, the property will encompass the historic and iconic Palazzo Branca and Palazzo della Banca Commerciale built in the 19th century and formerly home to the Italian Commercial Bank. The project adds to Rosewood’s portfolio of revitalized historic buildings and properties.
Parisian firm Studio K.O. will oversee the design, which will meld classical details with modern touches that breathe new life and energy into the grand, historic building while respecting its cultural heritage. The property will be home to a bar and restaurant with a courtyard and garden, an Asaya® wellness facility with three treatment rooms, and an indoor pool and fitness center.
“We are thrilled to partner with a brand such as Rosewood to bring these historic buildings back to life,” says Giuseppe Statuto, chairman of Gruppo Statuto. “By merging our shared experiences and philosophies, we know this hotel will become an immediate icon of high hospitality in Milan – a trend-setting city that increasingly stands out in the world as an unmissable destination for international travelers and locals alike.”
“This development comes with great excitement as we continue our growth in Europe and Italy specifically,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer at Rosewood Hotel Group. “Rosewood continues to expand to destinations where we know our ‘affluential explorer’ guests want to travel. With all its culture and vitality, Milan ticks all the boxes for a Rosewood urban location and it will round out our portfolio of global fashion capitals where Rosewood has a presence, including our iconic properties in New York, Paris and London.”