Valentine's Day Special

This romantic time of the year in Milan, Armani Hotel Milan offered us an amazing get-away and Valentine's Day special...

Photos:Giacomo Ostini & Emilio Chierchia

If you know me you know that I always enjoy a night or two at my favourite hotel in Milan when I visit this amazing city. Armani Hotel Milan is known for it's luxury, elegance, location and 5-star hospitality.
I have been here many times on my own for work but this time I brought my girlfriend with me for a special occasion - Saint Valentine's day. 
We were warmly welcomed by the concierge who brought us up to our room. We had the Presidential Suite for the night, located on the sixth floor with a wonderful view over the city skyline. 
Our suite was absolutely amazing!
190 sqm with a private terrace, comfortable living room with a bar cabinet, dining room next to the kitchen, guest lavatory, a study room and of course an amazing bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe. The lighting, TV, curtains, music, 24 hour room-service could be controlled with one touch on our Ipad's. 
We were welcomed to our room with a bottle of champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries (which Seyma loves so much), fresh fruit and beautiful fresh flowers from Armani Fiori. 
Discover all of the carefully studied pieces found in the dedicated Armani/Fiori boutiques.


Short after our arrival we had a Valentines apero planned at the Bamboo Bar with another fantastic view and luxurious setting on the seventh floor. Live DJ and aperatif created by the Executive Chef Francesco Mascheroni and signature cocktails from the Capsule Collection. Personal favourite is the Ginza Tower with Ginzu, Domaine de Canton, sake, lime and fresh blackberries. 


On the same floor as the bar there is also Armani/Ristorante where we had our dinner with the Valentine's Special Menu. 
We started with cocktails specially made "For Him" and "For Her". Mine was the "Polvedere di Stelle" made with vodka, Saint Germain, lemon juice, syrup, ginger, raspberry and mint, served in a martini glass and completed with stardust prepared with dehydrated raspberry and a rose petal. 
Seyma's cocktail was called "Profumo" made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, cocoa cream, lemon juice, simple syrup and chili pepper. Garnish dark chocolate rim crust, chili slice, Hoshizaki Ice cube, presented in an Old Fashion glass. 
Our Menu: 
Raw Sea Food, cress, champagne & Caviar
Langostine, tempura, wasabi, vegetables & fruits
Like a lasagna, duck, curry, lemongrass
Monkfish, wakame, charcoal cabbage bernese 
Veal cheek, "bagna cauda", Jerusalem artichoke 
Chocolate passion
Francesco Mascheroni is Executive Chef and the mastermind behind the menu, bringing Italian culinary traditions with an international twist. He brings out the true flavours of every ingredient and creates combinations that are a big surprise as much as a big delight. 



After an amazing Valentine's evening and dinner, we continued our night in our Presidential Suite. I can not continue without mentioning how the possibility to control everything in your room with a tablet is very comfortable. With one click I could open every curtain in the bedroom to wake Seyma up with the beautiful morning light of Milan.  
In the morning we ordered room service and had our breakfast in our private living room area. The breakfast was amazing with sweet and salty varieties. I love sweet but Seyma prefers salty in the morning which was perfect for us. 
We really enjoyed our breakfast together in the morning, everything was so fresh and delicious. We did not leave the living room after breakfast, Seyma enjoyed some TV while I read the local news on the  paper I received in the room. Just before check-out we also had time to enjoy our terrace with the view over Milan and had some coffee there. Just an incredible and romantic Monday morning together in the most luxurious set up and environment. 
I 100% recommend Armani Hotel Milan for your next visit in the incredible city of fashion and icons like Giorgio Armani. The elegance and charm of the hotel is very unique, not to mention the high quality service, hospitality and dining. The Armani Restaurant and Bar is outstanding and the food and ambience is top class! It's an Armani Experience you should not miss when in Milan. 
Davide Cesaro