The project location is in an “old Milan“ courtyard. The patio features old-fashioned balconies and large, arched openings from the original Sixteenth-century building, originally an ancient monastery. In 2017 the Six project was the chanche to restore the building, and the space was divided into several areas.
Conceived as a hub of creative ideas, a space both physical and conceptual where apparently distant projects intersect and become complementary, Six is one of the most fascinating treasures of the city.
The Sister Hotel, whose name indirectly recalls the original function of the place, a monastery of nuns, was conceived by entrepreneur Mauro Orlandelli, founder of the holistic Six project, and art director Samuele Savio. The Sister Hotel is inspired by the hôtel particulier, the luxurious French city residences that housed the nobles in the 16th century. The idea of hospitality for The Sister Hotel was born from this, the desire to offer an experience in a sophisticated but informal environment, a bohemian oasis where design, art and food come together.
The hotel is tightly connected with the reality of Six: the architectural design and furnishings, partly vintage and partly new, customized according to the specific needs of the rooms, are the result of the work of the designers Quincoces-Dragò, head of the Six Gallery; the coordinated image is in symbiosis with the aesthetic concept of Six, both curated by art director Samuele Savio; the terrazzo used for the floors are designed by Forest Design, the materials design studio located within Six; lastly, the food&beverage offer is made available by Sixième bistrot.
The prevailing style is an eclectic mix of sophisticated furnishings, timeless romantic details and contemporary elements, which together give a welcoming and refined atmosphere. The homage to the city of Milan is manifested through the use of the typical colors of the city (black, coral red and gold), readapted and made more precious, which predominate in the amenities and objects that make up the setting.