London, 03 October 2022 – NH Hotel Group – part of Minor Hotels – is proud to present its 12th hotel in the Meneghino capital city: the extraordinary NH Collection Milano CityLife. Located in the futuristic CityLife district in the heart of Milan, the new 4* hotel is a masterful mix of old and new.  

Built from the structure of the Church of Christ the King, the imposing building was designed to preserve the artistic heritage of the original 1934 building, which was deconsecrated in 2017 and later acquired by the company CLH Srl, part of Gruppo Igefi and rehabilitated by the architectural design firm QuattroAssociati, under the management of NH Hotel Group. 

Just 100 metres from Portello station, the imposing and massive NH Collection Milano CityLife stands out due to its optical white colour which, with its 13-story tower attached, identifies the new hotel for its architectural excellence and, more generally, as ‘Made in Italy’. 

A large part of the church building – with a Latin cross floor plan, original wooden doors, round arches and aisles of the side naves – has been maintained and now serves as a spectacular entrance to the hotel, with its height and sense of verticalness. That verticality is also evident in the gilded organ-like rear wall of the reception, the details of the cocktail bar and restaurant, the unexpected cascade of light in the lobby and in the Venetian seminato flooring. 

The significant features of the new hotel – order, measure, composure and elegance – reflect the Milanese cultural tradition and fit into the neoclassical architectural landscape of Milan in a coherent and authentic way.  

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The hotel is located next to MiCo, the largest congress centre in Europe 

With 185 rooms, including 10 duplex suites built above the central nave, NH Collection Milano CityLife is one of the few hotels in the world to offer the possibility of sleeping, relaxing and staying in a former church dating back to the 1930s. Six of these suites also feature terraces with stunning views of the city. The remaining 175 rooms are in the 13-story tower, all of which share the spirit of ‘Made in Italy’ excellence, which can be seen in the minor details: the 100% Italian lighting and the photographs of models in elegant 1950s and 60s dresses in the public areas of the hotel. The outstanding hospitality and many services offered also demonstrate typical Italian savoir-faire, synonymous with quality.

The hotel’s location is also noteworthy, with a view of the Three Towers of the City Life complex, just a few metres away, and, just beyond, the skyscrapers of the Garibaldi district, which can also be seen from the 9th-floor terrace. NH Collection Milano CityLife is located in what, until a few years ago, was the city’s trade fair district. And although it has now been transformed into one of the new fashion districts, where you can spot many celebrities, its soul remains that of a deeply commercial district.  

For this reason, the NH Group has incorporated 6 spacious meeting rooms into the structure, which can be set up in 11 different configurations and have a maximum capacity of 520 people. These make it the perfect place to experience Milan in its full glory as a city of art and tourism, but also as a business centre, with its proximity to the MiCo halls, Europe’s largest convention center, also of great importance in this respect. 

There is also a large private garden, right next to the meeting rooms, perfect for all kinds of events and as an exhibition area. The hotel is also equipped with a large garage, a rooftop solar power system and an exclusive gym, open 24/7, equipped with Technogym machines. 

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Food and beverage offering 

A real highlight of the hotel is on the top floor, where the star of the show is the exclusive rooftop, with a pool and The District cocktail bar, the perfect place to enjoy ice-cold drinks and signature cocktails: From 7:30 pm, it transforms into a real place-to-be of Milanese nightlife 

Tailors restaurant features a photographic narrative reflecting Milan’s tailoring history in the fifties and sixties, which is also evoked by the earth colours, the Pianca furniture and Flos lighting. Tailors is a space in which you can breathe in the essence of the district, while Chef Gabriele Grisolia expertly combines traditional, new and avant-garde cuisine that celebrates Italian tradition. The restaurant’s speciality mainly lies in its finest quality, homemade pasta and meat dishes, always with a strong focus on sustainability through the use of locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible. 

Breakfast, a hallmark of the NH Collection brand and of all of the NH Hotel Group hotels, can be enjoyed in the large hotel garden.  

NH Hotel Group 

NH Hotel Group ( is a well-established multinational operator and one of the leading urban hotel companies in Europe and America, where it operates more than 360 hotels. Since 2019, the company has been working with Minor Hotels to integrate the two hotel brands into a single corporate brand in more than 50 countries worldwide. This has led to the creation of a portfolio of more than 500 hotels with eight different brands – NH Hotels, NH Collection, nhow, Tivoli, Anantara, Avani, Elewana, and Oaks – which represents a wide range of hotels perfectly in line with the needs and desires of modern travellers. 

NH Hotel Group – Italy 

With 57 hotels, 8,242 rooms and around 446 meeting rooms in 26 cities, NH Hotel Group – Italy is the leading chain in the national market able to meet the needs of business and leisure guests. NH Hotel Group Italy offers its guests 3 hotel categories: NH Collection, a premium hotel located in the most impressive locations in major cities with a level of service that surprises guests; NH Hotels, urban, modern and functional hotels, a perfect blend of comfort, service and strategic locations but with affordable rates; and nhow Milano, an unconventional design hotel with a unique personality. 

Hume Whitehead Ltd (for NH Hotel Group)
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