Didnt snag an invite to crash with George and Amal Clooney at their villa in Lake Como this summer? Shrug it off. All the cool minors are remaining somewhere else this year anyway.
Opening on August 1, Il Sereno Lago di Como is one of 2016s most passionately expected inn debutsand perhaps the buzziest, most stylish new plaza to stay in all of Europe. Its a spinoff of the exclusive Le Sereno in Saint Barthlemy, built by the same proprietors; its on the edge of a cliff in a quiet and secluded Como town announced Torno, set on the southwestern angle of the glamorous, horseshoe-shaped lake.
But this isnt simply another Lake Como magnificent dame, fitted with century-old antiques or humbled velvet window drapes. This is Lake Como for the next generation. Its less Oscar de la Renta and more Alexander Wang.
The hotels 30 suites run upwards of $800 per darknes and are already sold out for the first few weeks. For those who can get in while its still peak season, heres a primer on the hotels most impressive layout boasts. Pocket the intel and your fellow jetsetters will think youre already a regular.
Custom Piece EverywhereIncluding Some You Can Buy
Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola is known for many things. Shes designed furniture collectings for Louis Vuitton and B& B Italia, has work in New Yorks Museum of Modern Art, and payed royal distinction in her home country of Spain. Shes been called the most important female decorator in “the worlds” today by the CEO of the Italian home layout brand Boffi. So when you tell an interior design aficionado that youre sleeping in chambers of her layout, as you will at Il Sereno, their ears will perk up, guaranteed.
Owner Luis Contreras and his partners demonstrated Urquiola two main mandates: form the same open conception feel that forms the St. Barths property so special, and use as numerous local artisans as is practicable.( Milan, after all, is less than 40 miles awayand the countryside between the mode capital and Como is home to many of the worlds best furniture producers .)
In the airy, living room-like lobby, Urquiola and a local developer have created a 22 -foot-tall walnut wood staircase where every step consider this to be its floating in mid-air. As if it wasnt spectacular enough, the whole concept is shrouded by a boxy organize made from copper pipes.
Nearly all of the furniture in the lobby and suites comes from top Italian calls like B& B Italia, Cassina, and Moltenimuch of it purpose-designed by Urquiola and then invented locally. Even the mattresses for the bottom are made a few miles from Como, said Contreras in an interview.