Hotel Milan il Duca is located in Milan, the city that hosted Expo 2015, in Piazza della Repubblica. Already renovated and expanded by Aldo Rossi in 1988, the structure has now been completely revolutionised by Arassociati. The architectural studio not only made the most of the existing architectural structure but managed to add a magnificent view of the skyline of Milan.
The principal new addition is a roof garden used as a breakfast area, complete with a skybar. The Skybar’s indoor floor is covered with 30x120 French Woods Ebony slabs by Iris Ceramica laid in the traditional way, while the patio surface is covered with 30x120 slabs of French Wood Ebony laid dry on feet. The hotel now has 132 rooms, including 34 suites, some of which have balconies covered with 30x120 French Wood Olive slabs laid dry on feet.
The hotel preserves a number of its original elements such as the central staircase and a series of marble bathrooms, while the new bathrooms feature Iris Ceramica floor and wall tiles.