Radisson Hotel Group has signed for a brand-new Radisson Collection property in the ultra-fashionable city of Milan, Italy.
In collaboration with Allianz, the group will redevelop the former Allianz Italia headquarters in Milan into the Radisson Collection Hotel, Santa Sofia Milan. Set to open in 2022, the hotel will be managed by Allianz Real Estate on behalf of Allianz group companies.
Situated on Via Santa Sofia in the central Corso Italia district, Radisson Collection Hotel, Santa Sofia Milan will join other landmark Collection properties in Rome, Venice and the recently announced Palazzo Touring Club – also in Santa Sofia, Milan.
The transformation project will create a destination hotel for both high-end cosmopolitan and business clientele. The hotel will comprise 160 guest rooms, including 43 junior suites and 11 suites, while leisure and dining facilities will include a fine gastronomy restaurant and a rooftop bar with views over Milan; a wellness terrace on the fourth floor; and hi-tech meeting and events spaces for the local and international business communities.
“For this hotel, we have chosen our prestigious brand Radisson Collection, an exclusive premium lifestyle brand created for unique and exceptional properties,” executive vice president and chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group, Elie Younes illustrated. “We are extremely grateful to Allianz for the trust they have placed in Radisson Hotel Group, in our dedicated team and in our most prestigious hotel brand. We will transform this building into a new and exclusive address for the Milanese hotel industry, contributing to the positioning of Corso Italia as a rising and attractive location.”
Meanwhile, head of Italy, Allianz Real Estate, Donato Saponara stated: “We are delighted to be repositioning our Santa Sofia office asset into this prestigious hotel. The project will transform the former office building into an iconic destination, providing the very best facilities for its guests as well as enhancing the local area. The introduction of a hotel which focuses on gastronomy will help to restore this part of Milan into a 24/7 destination for citizens and visitors alike.”