WOMEN'S FASHION IN MILAN: THE BIGGEST MOMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION SYSTEM
Fashion Week in Milan is loved internationally by all, from fashion professionals to everyday people. The event completely takes over the city twice a year. It is impossible not to get caught up in its contagious atmosphere, which makes Milan the fashion capital of Italy. The streets are bustling all day long with extravagant people wearing breathtaking clothing. The people of Milan are encouraged to get involved in the event thanks to many open-air initiatives. If you want to know what to wear next season, just get to Milan and take a good look!
Women's Fashion Week will take place in Milan from 18 to 23 September. The National Chamber of Italian Fashion has prepared a full and interesting calendar of fashion shows with a total of 74 events for 67 different fashion houses.
Over 170 runway shows will be presenting the Spring/Summer 2014 collections of such great houses as Prada, Gucci, Etro, Iceberg, Alberta Ferretti, Jil Sander, Trussardi, Blumarine and many others. Two new young talents, who are loved by the press and international buyers, will be showing in Milan for the first time: Fausto Puglisi and Massimiliano Giorgetti, the creators of the MSGM brand.
This year will see some exciting new event locations: the City has given permission to use such historical buildings as the "La Scala" theatre, the "Galleria" mall and the "Sforza" castle. As with previous events, an important element will be the Fashion Hub, a network of fashion show locations in the heart of the city, where most of the shows will take place. Thanks to this, the beautiful Piazza dei Mercanti will host giant screens for the week presenting the fashion shows of the day, as well as hair and makeup professionals offering their beauty tips to all.
These are the Space Hotels affiliates in Milan where you can stay and enjoy the glamorous atmosphere of this world-famous week.
Andreola Central Hotel
This historic four-star hotel in the centre of Milan was a famous meeting place for important figures in the worlds of culture and sport. While the Hotel Andreola has been completely renovated, it has retained its comfortable ambiance and traditional style of Milanese hospitality.
As it is only 200 metres from the "Centrale" train station, the air terminal and the subway, from which guests can get to the City's two exhibition centres (Fieramilanocity and the new centre in Rho-Pero), the Andreola Central Hotel is the most popular four-star hotel in Milan amongst business, culture and shopping travellers. It has a total of 85 guestrooms (standard, superior, junior suites and suites), as well as a panoramic restaurant and four meeting rooms.
Hotel Dei Cavalieri
The Hotel Dei Cavalieri is historic four-star hotel located just 300 metres from Piazza Duomo and very close to the "La Scala" theatre, Via Montenapoleone and the shopping district. Its excellent location in the centre of Milan offers leisure travellers the chance to walk to all the city's major tourist attractions, while business travellers will find most major companies, banks and the stock exchange nearby.
Hotel Des Etrangers
The Hotel Des Etrangers is located in the Tortona district with quick access to the Tangenziale Ovest [West Expressway] and just five minutes from the "Fiera Milanocity" exhibition centre, as well as the Cattolica, Bocconi and IULM universities. It is also close to bus and tram stops making it an excellent location for both leisure and business travellers. The hotel offers professional staff, welcoming and well-fitted guestrooms and several meeting rooms.
The Hotel Galileo is a modern four-star hotel with 89 guestrooms located in the historic centre of Milan. Although it is a large hotel, its services are personalised and attentive and it has a very welcoming ambiance, which includes a café and restaurant.
Hotel Gran Duca di York
The Hotel Gran Duca di York is a small, romantic and comfortable hotel that is located in a newly renovated 18th-century building in Milan's historic centre. It is just a short walk from the Cathedral, the stock exchange and the shopping district.
The Hotel Mirage offers 86 guestrooms to both leisure and business travellers coming to Milan. It is located not too far from the city centre near the motorways and the exhibition centre. It offers courteous and professional staff and spacious rooms fitted with every expected comfort. The hotel also has an indoor garage, a new spacious gym, a café and a cosy restaurant, "Al Posto Giusto", for lunches and dinners.
Hotel Spadari al Duomo
If you are looking for a small elegant hotel in central Milan, you will find it in this historical building located right next to the Cathedral. The Hotel Spadari was designed to house a contemporary art collection, which includes works by both well-known artists and young, up and coming artists of the Milanese avant-garde. The hotel offers a successful blend of comfort, elegance and discrete hospitality.
The Hub Hotel
This authentic urban hotel is located in the heart of the business and conference district of Milan. Thanks to its free shuttle bus and proximity to the subway and Tangenziale Ovest [West Expressway], it is an excellent starting point from which to discover one of Old Europe's most glamorous cities. Its exclusive atmosphere reflects the chic spirit of Milan, while its unconventional and innovative spaces are a reinterpretation of the refined Italian style. The hotel offers large rooms and suites with a minimalist design that includes warm colours, sophisticated materials and modern hi-tech fittings. The Hub also has a conference centre with nine naturally lit meeting rooms, swimming pool, sauna, hammam, gym, café, gourmet restaurant and garage.
Space Hotels, the Italian branch of the Supranational Hotels group, has 90 three to five star hotels in over 50 cities throughout the country. The entire Supranational chain offers more than 800 hotels in 70 nations and over 500 cities, which can be reached through 21 reservation offices, the GDS (code SX), the Internet at www.spacehotels.it or their tollfree number 800-813-013. The Space Hotels offer includes: business or leisure stays with interesting special rates; organisation of meetings and conferences; fine cuisine by some of the best Italian chefs; relaxation, massages and saunas in elegant spas and wellness centres.
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