Golf, hunting, horse riding, rugby, motorcycling, fencing, rowing, athletics, boxing, American football, bowling… sports is the common theme of all the rooms at The Yard, an international hotel located just a few steps away from the Navigli and the Duomo (Cathedral) of Milan. Opened two years ago, it has been recently extended (inauguration in November 2013), with a new level of 800 m2 with 10 new rooms interpreted by Inkiostro Bianco, a Company specialising in the production of artistic wallpaper, created using digital technology.

On the first floor there are nine Suites and three Guest houses, some with private balcony and others with illuminated glass windows giving direct access to the common outdoor area.
On the top floor is the Dependance Winch and the ’67 Penthouse, both with fitted kitchen and private terrace. Each room refers to a sport and is therefore unique, different from all the others.

The heart of this peculiar “concept-house” is “The Doping Club” which, with the subtitle “the dark side of sport” looks like a pharmacy of the early 1900s where guests can be “healed” or “doped” with cocktails “that combine the flavour of the past with the culture of the present”.

Among the striking common areas are the Library – with a drawing of an old chest of drawers on the wall – and the Cinema Hall reminiscent of the auditorium of an abandoned cinema theatre. An imaginary world where the hotel guests can live new experiences.

Sabrina Sciama

Sabrina Sciama

After graduating in architecture, she worked in publishing for over twenty years. Contents manager for corporate blogs, architecture- and design portals, collaborating with professional magazines and handling the drafting of monographs. She has worked with: Domus, Abitare, Case da Abitare, Auto&Design, Case&Stili. Actively involved in the design-italia.it portal between 2001 and 2007, working mainly on the daily news section and the daily newsletter, as well as playing a proactive role in the management of additional website content. Editor of Box magazine from 2004 to 2009, also coordinating the drafting of two volumes focusing on young designers entitled “Box circa 40 – progettisti italiani e stranieri attorno ai 40 anni”. Coordinated the drafting of corporate catalogues and monographs for the series entitled “I Protagonisti del Design” for Hachette Fascicoli (Giulio Iacchetti and James Irvine, 2012).