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I arrive by train at the ritzy Central Station in Milan. From there, you only walk a few steps to the new NYX Hotel Milano. Two golden statues await me at the entrance before the friendly front desk officers greet me. After a long way through spacious rooms with pretty flashy art objects, I reach the lift, which takes me to my suite.
What a cool space! Modern design without knick-knack. A beautiful of a female film star over my bed – if I only knew who she is. Who can help (look at the photo)? Nothing better than an espresso right now, I appreciate the machine in the suite. While sipping coffee, I discover more celebrities of the 60s, Gina Lollobrigida and Claudia Cardinale. Beautiful ladies, for sure!
First, a few photos for Instagram, WiFi is free of charge and works well. And then off to have a closer look at the hotel. In the lounge, you can take photos of yourself with a funky machine that prints your images. And another cool detail is an electronic board that shows all photos posted on Insta with the hashtag "NYX Hotels." I am happy to see mine (between two funky statues) with the most "likes" of all! Champagne anyone?
I also love the bar. Colorful, casual, and with steady beats in the evening, provided by a DJane. A pretty cool gimmick: a silver iguana is sitting on the bar. Watch out for more animals at the NYX Hotel Milano, such as the black panther next to two funky armchairs close to the restaurant. Wildlife in the middle of the city!
Talking about the restaurant - the breakfast buffet is terrific. Into healthy food? Then take some fresh spinach leaves. If you are not on a diet, there is enough less nutritious stuff, including tempting Italian sweets. You can prepare your coffee as you like – needless to say, it is good, after all, we are in Italy. Discreet people-watching while enjoying breakfast, in particular during the Fashion Week. I am very impressed by an Asian lady wearing a sort of pajama. Did she forget to change when leaving her room? Maybe not since I notice later in the Milan shopping area that this kind of dress seems to be trendy now. I will get back to fancy fashion, exciting characters, and other stuff in Milan in my next article, stay tuned.
I check out the restaurant again for dinner. You get a glass of sparkling wine as welcome, and a few minutes later, there are all kinds of tasty and rather unusual types of bread on my table. The pasta is delicious, and nothing to complain about the service. So why not have dinner in the hotel from time to time?
Gym? Next Time...
So much to explore in Milan! My legs and feet are just too sour for a workout in the hotel gym. Blame on me – am I getting old after all? All the walking downtown is a reasonable justification. In any case, the gym at the NYX Hotel Milano is well equipped. Next time for sure! I also love the little garden with its white lamps; it must be cool to chill here in summer. Oh yes, not to forget the funky illumination of the building in the evening – changing from pink to blue and to green.
What a great Location
Let me also address the location: the area close to Milan Central Station (Milano Stazione Centrale) is surprisingly good. You reach the city center with the major sites like the famous Milan cathedral ("Duomo") and the impressive shopping gallery Vittoria Emmanuele within a short time by subway (2.10 EUR one way as of March 2020) or even walking (roughly 30 minutes). The new CityLife area with awe-inspiring skyscrapers is just a 15-minute walk away.
My summary – the NYX Hotel Milano is an excellent choice for all who intend to spend a weekend in Italy's fashion mecca Milan and who love cool design. Central location, good service, and edgy facilities. I enjoyed my stay in this cool design hotel.
So - how about a long weekend in Milan? Here are my tips for the best sites in the city.
NYX Hotel Milan By Leonardo Hotels
Piazza IV Novembre 3, Mailand, Italy
Hotline for reservations:
+39 02 – 221 755 00 ext 1
Hotel phone number:
+39 02 – 221 755 00
You will find more info about the hotel on the website of Leonardo Hotels.