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.