Savona 18 Suites was converted from a typical housing of Milan, more than one century old, to a hotel and is therefore the result of a remarkable renovation project by designer Aldo Cibic, focused on preserving the architectural design of the historic building, i.e. a characteristic example of a Milanese courtyard representing the “style” of Milan’s residential housings with communal balconies, which were typical of the early 20th century.
Architect: Cibic Workshop
Location: Milan, Italy
Team: Aldo Cibic, Aria Behebeani, Tommaso Corà
Photography: Bluhotels Archive
From the architect: The prestigious Design Hotel, located in the Navigli district of Milan, not far from via Tortona, with its modern but gracious style, is ideally situated in one of the city’s most bustling and cosmopolitan districts, full of bars and restaurants, which today has become a landmark of design and fashion, hosting unique events that attract many visitors all year round. The hotel is furnished with a full range of fine design items by renowned designer Aldo Cibic.
Hotel Concept - A perfect balance between the retro architecture of the building, skilfully renovated without altering its original design, and contemporary furnishings and décor. A large, minimalist style house located in the Navigli district of Milan, not far from via Tortona:
‘I experienced Savona 18 as being a large house, a warm and welcoming place in the heart of Milan’s fashion and design district. The lobby has a cosy lounge area, with many different fruits put together; at the entrance there is a counter resembling an oversized Tibetan cabinet, a yellow tile bench, along with graphics on the walls, which contrast with the neutral tones of the room, creating a warm minimalist effect. In the courtyard, guests can experience being in a typical housing of Milan with communal balconies, whereas the mural is a reference to an incomplete skyline, which is charming with its soft colours.’
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