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The new Room Mate Milano Giulia opened its doors a few weeks ago, and is just in time for the Salone del Mobile. It is found inside a historic building just steps away from the Piazza del Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and reinterprets, with a dose of irony, Milan’s fickle yet charming character. The interior was designed by Patricia Urquiola, and is filled with reminders of Milanese life and traditions. The lobby is welcoming, and resembles a domestic entryway more than a common area in a hotel; it has the same pink marble used in the construction of the Duomo.

The lobby is domestic and welcoming. Sandro Fabbri’s watercoulers hang on the walls.

The atmosphere is complete with conversation nooks, small living rooms, bookshelves filled with volumes and souvenirs and a collection of photography by Milanese artists. The 85 rooms are family-oriented and slightly vintage, making the guests want to spend time within them. Room Mate Milano Giulia offers perks that most do not: breakfast is served until noon, and thanks to WiMate, guests can navigate the internet not only inside, but all around the city!

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The hotel’s furniture comes from Cassina Contract. Some of the pieces were made ad hoc for the project. Other companies used were Kartell, Moroso, and B&B Italia.
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The flooring is in the same pink marble used to build the Duomo, and the red brick walls were a gift from Lombardia.
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Patricia Urquiola said, “Room Mate Milano Giulia contains the essence of Milan within its walls. It is fresh, fun and welcoming. It interprets Milan through its colours, materials, images, irony, layers of languages and its rigour”.
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Kike Sarasola, the founder and president of Room Mate, photographed in the lobby of the hotel. The “happy hour” sign is a tongue-in-cheek way of referencing Milan’s obsession with the aperitivo.
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The rooms in the Room Mate Milano Giulia are like mini-apartments, designed to make guests feel as if they were staying with friends.
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The pastel colours found throughout the rooms are part of Patricia Urquiola’s signature style.
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The rooms are filled with pastel colors.

WHERE Via Silvio Pellico 4, 20121 Milano

The new Room Mate Milano Giulia opened its doors a few weeks ago, and is just in time for the Salone del Mobile. It is found inside a historic building just steps away from the Piazza del Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and reinterprets, with a dose of irony, Milan’s fickle yet charming character. The interior was designed by Patricia Urquiola, and is filled with reminders of Milanese life and traditions. The lobby is welcoming, and resembles a domestic entryway more than a common area in a hotel; it has the same pink marble used in the construction of the Duomo. The atmosphere is complete with conversation nooks, small living rooms, bookshelves filled with volumes and souvenirs and a collection of photography by Milanese artists. The 85 rooms are family-oriented and slightly vintage, making the guests want to spend time within them. Room Mate Milano Giulia offers perks that most do not: breakfast is served until noon, and thanks to WiMate, guests can navigate the internet not only inside, but all around the city!

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