20 Feb '12, 6pm

Three Designers, Three Milan Hotels - New York Times: An excerpt from the article, “Three Designers, Three Milan...

An enthusiastic woman in a pantsuit dashed out of a side entrance and introduced herself as a “lifestyle manager,” a term I fear the Armani employees use rather loosely, since the services she offered, as she escorted me to the reception on the seventh floor, sounded more in line with a concierge than a therapist. When the doors opened, I reconsidered. On a bright January morning, the view through the floor-to-ceiling windows of sunlight tickling the spires of the Duomo was reflected in the polished white marble floor, brighter than the gates of heaven. Perhaps I needed the help of a “lifestyle manager,” or maybe of St. Peter, if I were ever going to fit in. The design throughout is a marvelously detailed expression of Mr. Armani’s aesthetic (clean, tasteful, textural, expensive) as forward looking as the future once seemed in “Gattaca.” Very few plebian artifacts like doo...

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