A vast patch of greenery frames the sinuosities of a new, luxurious and welcoming building with modernist curved architecture. The umpteenth hit in the city by the Marriott Hotel group is called Sheraton Milan San Siro and it makes everyone jump out of their chairs, with mouths wide open. The name, which leaves no doubt, is a reference to the area in which it stands: the fair, the pavilions, the exhibitions, the people who come and go, and the great events that make the “rings” of the Meazza vibrate.
The hotel, which has brought with it a breadth of design, elegance and all-round comfort to the north west side of Milan, can count on several trump cards (the strategic position, first of all); yet one of the most interesting aspects of all concerns its chameleon, two-fold nature. On one hand, it’s a place for entertainment, recreation and cooking, and on the other, it’s a place devoted to business and work.
Once in front of number 21 in via Caldera, the show is guaranteed. Crossing the threshold, the interiors welcome you with a skillful mix of styles, with a punchy 60s aesthetic that’s juxtaposed by the natural finishes and colors. The geometric patterns make the corridors dynamic, alternating shared and private areas and a collection of 310 contemporary rooms and suites. These are a real battalion of contemporary sophistication: warm colors, minimal furnishings, prints on the walls and huge windows that lull you peacefully asleep. And if that wasn’t enough, know that in one of the floors there is an exclusive Club Lounge (only for guests of the Club Rooms and Suites): the perfect place for working or simply drinking a good glass of bitter.
There are also 21 meeting rooms, 19 of which boast natural light, and two which are ballrooms that can be transformed according to need, and which are joined by a unique garden and swimming pool that make these 2000 square meters ideal for social events – with lots of catering done by El Patio del Gaucho, Javier Zanetti.
The air you breathe at the Sheraton Milan San Siro inevitably has an international flavor and every space here, rigorously large, is designed to encourage socialization and sharing, a characteristic that is reflected in the exteriors and locations dedicated to catering. In fact, the options to relax and to take “taste breaks” are manifold.
In addition to a SPA (complete with 4 treatment cabins, a SPA suite, a wet area, relaxation and snacks) and a gym with all Technogym technologies – because it is always good to regenerate and keep fit – it houses several independent “gourmet islands,” led by the skill of the Executive Chef Luca Nania, where Italian traditions and specialties meet foreign trends and cultures. The result is that it feels like a little bit of every corner of the planet.
For example, El Patio del Gaucho, Javier Zanetti, offers meat-based dinners and brunches and great Argentine classics, to which he adds fish and vegetables, thus contributing its title as the perfect steakhouse in the city, where you can also relive the glorious Milanese Aperitif – the one with a capital “A” – thanks to the synergy with the Silene Bar, which prepares ad hoc seasonal cocktails and dishes to share for happy hour.
The Silene Bar & Restaurant, in this regard, fills the place with perfumes throughout the day with an informal and creative gastronomic menu – which from breakfast goes to an aperitif, passing through lunch, and which during spring and summer opens the doors to its fairy garden terrace. Finally, the Pool Bar that overlooks the Pool Oasis, with its food & beverage menus, marks the times of those who want to unwind by the outdoor swimming pool (also accessible to the public!).
In short, whether you are businessmen on a business trip or inexhaustible globetrotters, little changes: because at Sheraton San Siro Milan, the goal is “to satisfy everyone’s tastes.”