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Collini Rooms (MI)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Collini Rooms (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

In Milan, a one-of-a-kind Art Hotel populated by cult characters from the comics and cinema worlds, from Star Wars to Batman, which gives us the pleasure of having fun like children…with all adults' comforts.

In the heart of Via Mecenate, surrounded by some of the most important Milanese fashion houses, Collini Rooms does not fail to surprise you from the moment you arrive. In fact, the guests are welcomed by a six-floor building completely painted in black from which, on the top floor, a giant pink dinosaur looks out.

The Hotel was born in 2021 from the idea of Carmine Rotondaro, a fashion entrepreneur who in 2016 acquired the historic Milanese brand from which the Hotel takes its name, founded in Milan in 1937, launching a new artistic course that aims at an original “unminimalism” made up of a lot of creativity, glam, and joie de vivre.

Collini Rooms (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
Collini Rooms (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

I like to think of my hotel as a gigantic artistic installation full of colors and pop suggestions where everyone can feel at home, having fun.

(Carmine Rotondaro, founder)

A way of being, anti-conformist and joyful, which also distinguishes the spirit of Collini Rooms. Here, the immense collection put together by Carmine in years of research and composed of the greatest characters of the world pop iconography, from Star Wars with the original-sized statues of Darth Vader and Master Yoda up to the Marvel and Disney‘s superheroes, are exhibited in good company with dinosaurs, ferocious animals and many design objects.

On the walls, we find the works of art by the artist Federico Unia, aka Omer, who has created a colorful site-specific dreamlike labyrinth made of pictorial works in which he juxtaposes sacred and profane, man and animal, classical and contemporary art.

Collini Rooms (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

The 50 rooms and 5 suites are furnished, for each of the 5 floors, with wallpapers, colors and, of course, different superheroes. So if you are a fan of the Star Wars saga, remember to ask for the room where a stormtrooper will be waiting for you, while if you love the Avengers, the one where you will sleep next to Iron Man.

On the top floor, there is the panoramic restaurant with the cocktail bar, characterized by huge windows and a terrace on the Milanese skyline from which, on clear days, you can see up to the Madonnina del Duomo, and where, in the morning, the scenographic buffet breakfast is served.

Collini Rooms (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
Collini Rooms (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

Such a marvel is also open to external guests. Collini Rooms is famous, in fact, for the many organized events (to stay informed about the program, consult the social pages of the Hotel), such as aperitifs with DJ sets and Dinner Shows in which various genres of artists alternate on the stage located among the tables set up for dinner.

The Secret

If you fancy visiting Milan in “Collini style”, you can ask at the reception for one of the vintage cars of the Hotel, including a 1967 golden Rolls Royce Princess limousine, available to guests for special occasions.

Useful Info

Collini Rooms
Via Mecenate 89
20138 Milano
Tel. + 39 02 503589

Rooms from 140 euro, breakfast included.

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