The new four-star NH Collection Milano CityLife is located in the new and trendy CityLife area of Milan, only 100 metres from the metro station “Portello”. This area is the result of the redevelopment of Milan’s historic trade fair. A hundred-year of history that begins with the first international exhibition held in 1906. Over the last few decades the changes in the organization of trade fairs, the globalization and the need of new, modern, spaces has led to the development of a new exhibition centre in Rho-Pero, one of the largest in Europe. The areas of the historic Fiera Campionaria were the subject of an international competition that led to the total demolitionof the existing pavilions, to make room for the new CityLife District, with residential and commercial buildings and three iconic skyscrapers designed by famous architects Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind. The location of the NH Collection Milano CityLife means that it’s in a prime spot for guests looking to explore this beautiful city. It’s only a short distance away from all of Milan’s top sights, including the cathedral, the Monte Napoleone shopping area and Da Vinci’s Last Supper. In addition, from the hotel, NH Collection Milano CityLife there’s easy access to the ring road and the highways towards Malpensa Airport, the Lakes (Como and Maggiore) and the Swiss border. If you’re travelling to Milan for business, you’ll also be pleased to hear that the hotel is only 250 meters away from the MiCo Convention Center and next to the FieraMilanoCity Portello pavilion.
The hotel building is just as stunning as its location, thanks to the wise and respectful renovation of the Church of Cristo Re founded in the 1930s. Since the first phases of the design process, the focus has been to preserve the imposing architectural volumes of the church, its late Mannerist style and the original construction methods. This has led to the conversion of the church spaces in a modern way for the new hotel use. The architectural element that has been taken as a reference for the development of the image of the entire building complex is the “pilaster”. An architectural element featured in the naves of the church, revised in a modern way, and used in different areas of the project. This architectural element has been used in both the church and the tower behind according to a rhythmic principle working as a pattern, unifying the old and the new souls of the project. You’ll experience this beautiful blend from the moment you arrive in hotel because the stunningly ornate lobby was part of the old church building and has been painstakingly preserved to spectacular effect. Now these original features are beautifully complemented by new installations, such as the stunning rooftop swimming pool, which provides panoramic views over the city.