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Rooftop Bar @ ME Milan Il Duca (MI)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Rooftop Bar @ ME Milan Il Duca (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

The Hotel ME Milan il Duca is unique in the Milanese panorama thanks to a concept of luxury entertainment finely expressed by the locals it houses inside: the panoramic Rooftop Bar and the sexy STK steakhouse.

Inaugurated in 2015, part of the Spanish group Melià Hotels & Resorts, the 5-star hotel is located in Piazza della Repubblica in the spaces of the former Il Duca hotel in a building designed by Aldo Rossi in 1988 and renovated, respecting the facades conceived by the famous architect, by Arassociati, Alvaro Sans and Nicola Gallizia.

The interior is a tribute to great industrial design: each floor of the hotel is, in fact, dedicated to a famous architect from the Milanese scene, from Achille Castiglioni to Marco Zanuso.

Rooftop Bar @ ME Milan Il Duca (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
Rooftop Bar @ ME Milan Il Duca (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

As soon as you cross the threshold of the reception, design lovers will immediately recognize some of the iconic cult objects of Made in Italy, such as the Atollo lamps by Vico Magistretti, that won the Compasso d’Oro 1979, the Elettra armchairs by B.B.P.R. or the seats designed by Gio Ponti recently re-edited by Molteni & C. As a perfect complement, on the walls, there are the beautiful images of the photographer Alberto Von Stokkum, who grew up in Palma de Mallorca where Meliá Hotels International is based, with which the Group has an artistic collaboration.

Leaving the reception, elegant corrugated wooden walls lead to the lift that takes to the Rooftop Bar. Located on the tenth floor and also accessible via a dedicated entrance from via Marco Polo, its 57 square meters of covered terrace, which can also be used in winter, and the 314 of the panoramic one offer one of the most beautiful views of the Milanese skyline.

Rooftop Bar @ ME Milan Il Duca (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

Here until 11 am breakfast is served and, from 12, it is possible to book lunch, or, in the evening, an aperitif or dinner.
The extensive all-day menu allows you to opt for a quick snack or a relaxed lunch with a view, while in the evening, from 4 pm, you can choose from an excellent selection of cocktails.

With access from the beautiful spiral staircase of the lobby, the hotel also offers another gem: the famous STK steakhouse, by The One Group, already known by the Milanese beau monde for the other locations located in the capitals of glam, from Dubai to London. Here, in a pure American style, strictly in the company of a good cocktail and live DJ from 8 pm, you can eat the best of international meat, such as the very tender USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) certified steaks or the Wagyu meat, appreciated for its well-known characteristics of intense marbling and the high percentage of unsaturated fats.

Rooftop Bar @ ME Milan Il Duca (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
Rooftop Bar @ ME Milan Il Duca (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

And if you fancy staying over? Book the Chic Suite with a view of Piazza della Repubblica or the Duca ME Suite which offers a beautiful private terrace of 200 square meters.

The services offered by the hotel are completed by the large gym, private parking and the Aura Manager, the dedicated concierge with 24-hour assistance.

The Secret

The ME Milan Il Duca has been chosen for many exclusive parties, such as the after-parties of the MTV Music Awards and of both the Coldplay and the U2 concerts, thanks also to its particular suites designed to be lived as a “home” for private celebrations with super audio and video device, maxi personalized bar and games room with billiards.

Useful Info

ME Milan Il Duca
Piazza della Repubblica 13
20124 Milano
Tel. +39 02 35403218

Rooftop Bar
Cocktails: from 18 euro
Small plates and pasta courses: 11 — 19 euro
Main courses: 18 — 35 euro

STK
Starters: 15 — 32 euro
Mac&Cheese: 8 — 22 euro
USDA grilled steaks: from 27 euro for the small one up to 105 for the large one
Desserts: 8 euro

Rooms from 250 euro

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