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Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan opens its doors

Radisson has announced the opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan. This is the first property of the Group’s Radisson Collection brand in Milan.

Set in an iconic building at the heart of Italy’s fashion, design and business capital close to the Duomo, Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan is now open after an extensive renovation by Studio Marco Piva, while still preserving the building’s historical significance and its unique identity.

The property was the headquarters of Touring Club Italiano, a non-profit association founded in 1894 with the aim of promoting Italy to make it more attractive, competitive and welcoming, and which has become the most important Italian Tourist Association. The building, which was built between 1914 and 1915, has been extensively renovated and transformed into a 5-star hotel with the redevelopment project led by architectural firm Studio Marco Piva. The Studio developed both the architectural and interior design, with the aim of preserving and enhancing the historical and cultural heritage of the building, partly maintaining its original functions but giving them new life. The renovation and transformation works have been carried out by Di Vincenzo Dino & C. Spa. Also, The Club’s extraordinary historical library and its travel agency, a reference point for the citizens of Milan when it comes to tourism, has been renovated and maintained.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan is at the heart of the city’s historical center, just a 10-minute walk from world-famous landmarks such as the Duomo, La Scala Theater and the Quadrilatero della Moda – the fashion district – home to the world’s best fashion brands and numerous boutiques.

Chema Basterrechea, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said:

I’m extremely happy to announce the opening of our flagship property in Milan in a building that is such an icon for the travel industry. Radisson Hotel Group’s expansion in Italy continues with great confidence. The announcement of Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan in the heart of this dynamic city is a very positive signal for the tourism industry in Italy.

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The hotel consists of 89 guest rooms and suites which are beautifully furnished. The rooms overlooking Corso Italia let guests soak in the hustle and bustle of the city below, and the opulent Presidential Suite with its high ceilings and many classical touches spreads out over 105m² and offers views of the city from its private balcony.

Standard Guest Room. Photo: Radisson

Bertarelli Bar & Restaurant – named after the founding member of the Touring Club Italiano, Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli – combines authentic Italian cuisine with a creative New Wave culinary approach. A brilliant and cosmopolitan environment characterizes the restaurant offering a typical yet avant-garde experience. The restaurant menu features seasonal and local products as well as typical dishes from different regions of Italy, picking up the travel theme once more as a reference to the origins of Touring Club Italiano.

The hotel has versatile and fully equipped spaces which can fit up to 200 guests, together with a pleasant inner courtyard.

Radisson Group recently announced the debut of its Radisson collection brand in Turkey with a property in Bodrum. The group has also announced the signing of seven new hotels in Italy, thus double its premium footprint in the European country and has also announced the signing of seven new hotels in Morocco. Radisson last month announced the opening of Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala, its second property in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. A few days ago, the group opened its 15th hotel in Poland, Radisson Resort Kolobrzeg, Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort Santorini, two Radisson Individuals resorts in Italy, Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala, Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla, Radisson Bhopal and Radisson RED Johannesburg. Radisson has doubled its presence in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, with the signing of three new hotels.

Featured image by Radisson

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