Radisson Hotel Group has welcomed its fifth luxury-lifestyle hotel in Italy, Radisson Collection Hotel, Santa Sofia Milan located in the centre of Milan. In true Italian fashion, the hotel exudes personality and joie de vivre combining landmark architecture, eclectic interiors, exceptional gastronomic experiences, personalised service, and luxurious amenities.
Strategically located in downtown Milan on an important axis at the intersection of Via Santa Sofia and Corso Italia, Radisson Collection Hotel, Santa Sofia Milan sits halfway between Piazza del Duomo and the famous Navigli canal district.
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The surrounding neighbourhood excites with lively squares, shopping streets and easy access to all the city’s attractions. The ancient Roman Columns of San Lorenzo, Santa Maria dei Miracoli e San Celso church and Basilica di Sant’Eustorgio with their colourful frescoes, and the Naviglio Grande with its restaurants, bars and nightlife by the water are just steps from the hotel.
Over a four-year period, architects Studio Marco Piva transformed the original headquarters of Allianz Italia from the 1960s into a spectacular five-star luxury hotel. The original façade clad in trachyte from Veneto was preserved and accentuated with new exterior lighting. The original roof with its characteristic oxidized-copper pitches marks the building’s architectural significance in the Milanese cityscape.
The hotel’s 159 rooms and suites were designed by Studio Marco Piva as small urban lofts with large windows as well as interior glass walls for an abundance of natural light, and soft dark curtains for privacy. Custom-built furniture, natural materials such as wood and leather with glass and metals, as well as the rich brown, black, and dark navy blue colour palette, create an atmosphere reflecting the character style of Milan.
Exceptional luxurious hotel amenities include care products by Culti Milano, soft bathrobes, and Nespresso coffee machines available in each room.
The property features two restaurants, American-Bistro Sofia Kitchen & Bar which also offers Milanese and Mediterranean flavours, while ISSEI Rooftop serves a blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines.
Chema Basterrechea, Global President and Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Hotel Group, comments: “Radisson Collection Hotel, Santa Sofia Milan is the perfect fifth Italian iteration of our Radisson Collection brand, and our second in Milan, as we continue expanding our portfolio of luxury hotels. As Radisson Hotel Group, we’re looking to give guests more options in Italy across different hotel brands, with 30 hotels by 2027 as an ambitious, but very much achievable target.”
Radisson Collection hotels in Italy include Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Nani Venice; Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan; Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo, A Radisson Collection Hotel; and Palazzo Montemartini Rome, A Radisson Collection Hotel.