HOTEL PROJECTS: MILAN’S ‘IL DUCA’ HOTEL | Global fashion photographer Alberto van Stokkum has collaborated with hospitality brand ME by Meliá to share some of his exclusive images from this hotel project.
To mark the start of this partnership , the photographer is exhibiting an intimate collection of his evocative photography at the recently opened luxury lifestyle hotel ‘Il Duca’ in Milan. Centrally located in the city’s repubblica area, the hotel is a fusion of traditional and contemporary italian design with carefully chosen items of furniture, neutral colors and urbane textures.
Originally designed by Aldo Rossi, the building has been fitted out with new interiors by Mortini’s Studio. ‘Il Duca’, which translates as ‘the duke’, offers 132 rooms, including 32 ‘chic suites’. Situated on the first floor, a ‘personality suite’ and ‘suite ME’ both have an impressive 100 square meter private terrace overlooking Piazza Della Repubblica. throughout the hotel, alberto van stokkum is exhibiting ten photographs, with his artwork available to view and purchase. the two parties will also curate exclusive collections to be shown in future ME ventures.
Renowned for their impressive rooftop spaces, the company is set to open its second radio rooftop bar in the fashion capital, offering panoramic views of the milanese skyline. The venue also boasts the first italian branch from contemporary restaurant STK, an established favorite amongst international diners. Meanwhile, the Alfresco Restaurant, ‘Il Giardino del Duca’, provides an all day dining menu.
‘The partnership with the ME by Meliá brand was a natural fit as the brand’s values of fusing together innovative style captures my belief in portraying modernity and elegance through photography’, said Alberto van Stokkum.
Alex Hugot, VP ME europe at Meliá Hotels International, commented: ‘A partnership between Alberto van Stokkum and ME by Meliá was a logical collaboration, as his work perfectly complements the locations of ME Hotels as each city is at the forefront of fashion and design. His work is edgy and provocative, but, more importantly, has substance, which is exactly what ME is all about.‘