The Bamboo Bar at the Armani Hotel Milano recognized as Best Bar 2013
Almost two years ago we reported on the opening of the Armani Hotel Milano; a star studded affair including a ribbon cutting conducted by Giorgio Armani himself. Now an established luxury destination, the hotel’s bar has recently been recognized for its excellence by luxury travel specialists Virtuoso. The Bamboo Bar was named the best in Virtuoso’s 2013 ‘Best of the Best’ list.
The Best of the Best
Virtuoso is a leading network in the luxury travel arena formed by CEO Matthew Upchurch twenty two years ago. Comprising over 330 agencies and in excess of 1,300 travel providers, it provides a tailored service at the high end of the travel market. The Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best’ list recognizes excellence in resorts, hotels, lodges, villas and spas. It takes into account the level of amenities, attention to detail, setting, and standard of service. Chosen by the editors of ‘Virtuoso Life’, the travel guide for Virtuoso clients, the winners are based on feedback and inspection by Virtuoso representatives. In the 2013 list The Bamboo Bar at the Armani Hotel Milano was recognized as Best Bar.
Drinking in the Luxury
Situated on the 7th floor of the hotel the Bamboo Bar is an impressive venue for businesses lunches, pre-dinner Aperitivo, or just as a meeting place to watch the world go by. The view across the city skyline is spectacular and is framed by the louvered window wall which runs from the floor to the double height ceiling. The cream coloured leather seating and backlit onyx wall cladding complete the impressive interior. Within this luxury setting, whatever your chosen beverage, from Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rosé to the Bamboo Mary, with fresh bamboo, wasabi, tomato juice and sake, complimentary finger food is provided. Expertly presented servings of such items as cherry tomatoes, fried rice, olives, nuts, and vegetables are a welcome drinks accompaniment. Understandably the venue is a favourite with the fashion crowd and has been vaunted in world renowned publications such as Vogue as one of the places to be seen during the city’s fashion week. The bar is justifiably proud of its reputation and used social media to publicise its recognition by Virtuoso on the Armani Hotels and Resorts Facebook page.
Ensuring you can Sample the Experience
Providing such a highly rated and enjoyable experience makes the Bamboo Bar a popular haunt for locals and travellers alike. For those vacationing in the city the Armani Hotel also provides a wealth of superb accommodation should they wish for a short journey after drinks. As with any high class experience to fully appreciate the charms of the hotel, and its bar, finances need to be considered; pre travel plans are always a good thing. According to money.co.uk; ‘If you’re planning on seeing the world making sure you have enough money to properly enjoy the experience will make your adventures much more enjoyable’. This may seem like an obvious comment but quite often travellers do not fully investigate and plan their expenses. The site goes on to advise a traveller, once a budget is planned to; ‘add an additional 10% to your budget, this will not only give you a little breathing space while you’re away but can be used as an emergency fund in case you need it.’ Such advice allows any travellers to the city to experience the Armani Hotel and Bamboo Bar fully, as well as enjoying the rest of their trip. It is also always a good idea for travellers to take advantage of other sources such as Italian embassy advice to ensure that they know how to make use of financial resources at their destination should it be necessary.
Making the most of your time at the Armani Hotel Milano
Patrons both local and international mingle at the Bamboo Bar; it is a perfect vantage point for visitors to view the city. A good experience to spend money on is the “80 Wines Around the World” evening where those present at the venue are taken through an international experience of 80 of the most exclusive wines of the world. Appetizers and DJ music from the countries represented provide extra flavour to these evenings. In complete contrast, during the day, the bar is also a popular venue for afternoon tea for people including those who have been making use of their finances shopping in the world famous retail district within which the Armani Hotel Milano is situated. Considering the amenities, the customer service and the location, it is little wonder that the Bamboo Bar was recognised as Best Bar 2013 by Virtuoso. The distribution of the ‘Best of the Best’ list to Virtuoso customers is sure to assist the on-going popularity of the establishment.
For more info visit: Armani/Bamboo Bar