The Duomo Luxury Apartments by Rosa Grand Milano by Andrea Auletta Interiors
Exclusive apartments and impressive Penthouses overlooking the spiers of the Milan Cathedral are ready to welcome international guests, who want to experience Milan in the relaxing privacy of a luxury apartment, without giving up the services and comfort of a high-profile hotel.
The Duomo Luxury Apartments by Rosa Grand Milano opened in early September 2021 on the occasion of the special edition of Salone del Mobile, which crowded the city with buyers, professionals, and design people.
The project of these ‘serviced apartments’ is signed by Andrea Auletta, the Milanese Interior Designer who boasts a long and fruitful professional path of collaboration with Starhotels – a leading Italian hotel group chaired by Elisabetta Fabri – of which Rosa Grand Milano is part.
The location is in the heart of the city, between Duomo and San Babila, a few steps from the pedestrian shopping path, with showrooms, restaurants, and cafes and overlooks one of the noblest squares in Milan, full of history and symbols, near Palazzo dell’Arcivescovado and the two beautiful churches of Santo Stefano and San Bernardino. Corners and secret moments of Milan that it is nice to unveil inside the dynamic flow that crosses the city.
40 large-size rooms with kitchens and living rooms and 4 Penthouses – 3 of which on the fifth floor and the dazzling Penthouse Duplex Duomo View of 150 sqm. on the sixth floor – are real ‘dreamhouses’, intimate and elegant. They are connected to the Rosa Grand Hotel with its 300 rooms and offer guests a unique experience and a new way of living their stay in Milan, choosing the formula of ‘serviced residence’ that is becoming increasingly popular on the Italian hospitality market.
This format allows to freely modulate the length of stay and the type of apartments chosen, being able to take advantage of services available at the hotel, including restaurants, bars, wellness area, room service, housekeeping, laundry, and meeting rooms. Other services are tailored on requests such as the possibility of having a chef for dinners and private events.
The apartments have an elegant dedicated Golden Lounge that guarantees direct and exclusive access for Guests and offers personalized services, including the possibility to check-in and check-out in complete relaxation and privacy and to directly access the elevator.
The characterizing elements of the residences – as Andrea Auletta points out – are the large and spacious layout and the sense of brightness that the rooms convey, also thanks to panoramic terraces overlooking the spiers of the Duomo offering a breathtaking view. Divided by color scheme, the rooms on the first and second floors have a dominant tone ranging from ivory to lobster and rust, while warm shades of gray have been chosen for the rooms from the third to sixth floors.
The careful choice of materials opted for oak parquet floors and laminate furniture (Cleaf) of great quality and long life.
The prevailing choice for textiles was that of velvet, with curtains and upholstered chairs and sofas that dress the rooms with soft chromatic and tactile shades.
All pieces of furniture were designed ad hoc and made by Divania Horo, aparto from some upholstered furniture and seats, such as the Meridiani armchairs and the chairs around the Montbel dining table.
The lamps are by Penta, Marioni, and MLE.
Among the decorative elements that give the rooms a touch of original elegance, particularly impressive are the photographs by Maurizio Galimberti and the golden stones, original ceramic sculptures by Francesco Panavelli.
Bathrooms are in travertine stoneware with Kaldewei tubs, bathroom fixtures and washbasins are by Ceramica Cielo, taps are by Hansgrohe. In some apartments, travertine stoneware was also used for the kitchen tops. The round mirrors with sinuous shapes and direct lighting are a proper element of MLE production. The outdoor furnishings of the terraces are by Ethimo.
Speaking of the design philosophy that inspired the creation of the Duomo Luxury Apartments, Andrea Auletta is keen to emphasize that alongside the expanded and comfortable ‘space’ element that primarily connotes this project, there is a clear desire to ‘create uniqueness’, resulting in the presence of the bathtub in the bedroom and in an unprecedented subdivision of bathrooms, in the presence of a bar counter, in the large terraces rather than in the kitchen back-splash made with an amber mirror of great effect.
Behind this formula, which offers the comfort of a home and the services of a large hotel, the concept expands and is enriched with the added value created by a welcoming and warm environment with a clear contemporary imprint, where the softness of velvet combines with the warmth of gold, all in all, giving rise to an embracing effect of elegance.
Photography courtesy of Andrea Auletta Interiors
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