News | Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Hotel Milano Due to invest €0.5m

Karl Stagno-Navarra

Hotel Milano Due is to embark on a €500,000 refurbishment programme which will see the hotel facilities improved and modernised, while a more efficient water and energy saving system will be put in place.
Milano Due General manager Franklin Pulis told Business Today that the hotel – which is expected to close in November and reopen in March next year – will undergo a complete overhaul of its electrical and plumbing system, that will include the installation of a recycling plant for used bath and sink water to flush lavatories.
All 106 bathrooms will be retiled and have new sanitary ware, accessories and drop ceilings fitted. New public toilets are planned.
The roof terraces will also be retiled and a pool built. A new electrical and plumbing system is also planned for the seventh floor kitchen. The Panoramic restaurant, on the seventh, is to be refurbished and renamed the Penthouse restaurant.
Bedrooms are to have a new room management energy system. Movement sensors will detect whether a room is occupied; if not, the electrical supply will be cut as an energy saving measure. Rooms will be accessed via a new door locking system with a state-of-the-art card reading system.
The hotel’s entrance is to be restyled and the reception area will be totally revamped. This will be the first major refurbishment and renovation at the Milano Due since it opened in 1989, although in 2002 soft furnishings were replaced.
During the hotel’s closure, its popular, street-level Pomodoro café and pizzeria will remain open.
“This refurbishment will strengthen Milano Due on the market”, Pulis said, while adding that although the hotel has always enjoyed high occupancies, the refurbishment will make the Milano Due an even more “desireable” address.



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22 July 2009


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