Competing in this years IH&P Awards for the Restaurant Within A Hotel (Europe) Award, is Studio Tesei.
The Hotel Mulino Grande is a Sixteenth Century Water Mill within the Agricultural South Park of Milan. The hotel hosts 21 rooms and suites, meeting rooms, Spa and Il Magiono Restaurant. It is made up of two main blocks, both organized on two levels, which communicate across a central garden open to the surrounding rural landscape. The water mill building built on a bridge over the Soncina Canal hosts a reception room, a lounge, a bar and a restaurant on the ground floor and four suites on the first floor.
The restaurant occupies inside areas of the ground floor of the water mill building as well an outside patio together with its own vegetable garden. The Oak wooden pavement is Margaritelli, each slat has a particular shape which resembles a sheaf of grain.
The built-in furniture has been designed by Antonella Tesei, covered with Cor-ten steel plate and the linen curtains have been specifically sown to remind the flow of water The project involves both contemporary design and attention to detail, preserving the charm of history and the vitality of nature.