The new image of the historic Hotel Miralago in Cernobbio bears the signature of Marco Corti, architect and founder of the Kemistry of Style, the interior design and product design company for several leading brands in the furniture industry.
By interpreting the existing nineteenth-century architecture, an object of protection for architectural and landscape value that it represents, according to his graceful stylistic signature, Marco Corti adds a new chapter to the long history of one of the most iconic hotels on the shores of Lake Como.
The Hotel Miralago concept
Underlying the renovation project for Hotel Miralago, which opened in its new form in March 2022, is a shared desire to give the special atmosphere of the location a glamorous and contemporary image, yet one that is delicate and respectful of the historic dimension and original elements of the structure.
The leitmotif of the project, which involved the indoor and outdoor common areas and the hotel’s 45 rooms, was the radical and enveloping use of colors, colors of the air and water that look to nature and the surrounding landscape while also inspiring the hues of Cole&Son furniture, textiles and wallpapers.
In a sophisticated balance between old-fashioned charm and contemporary standards of comfort, all the furnishings in the common areas are customized or tailor designed by Marco Corti for the project, composing a fresh and harmonious whole that also allows for small digressions and divertissements.
A new dimension of hospitality
The precision in the choice of materials and the attention to technical and decorative detail, typical of Marco Corti’s eclectic and cultured research, add uncommon value to the special aesthetic quality of the intervention.
His stylistic vision, combined with his aptitude for a global approach to the project, experiments here in Cernobbio with a new dimension of hospitality of a superior standard, impeccable in elegance as per tradition and also serene and pleasant at any time of the year.
Hotel Miralago’s rooms have a poetic and relaxing atmosphere. Softly colored wallpapers and deliberately understated furnishings leave the spotlight on the unique view of the lake, which is special at any time of day.
Classically furnishedl, the bathrooms echo the elegance of marble wall coverings, revisited according to canons of contemporary essentiality.
The lobby welcomes guests by anticipating the hotel’s refined, contemporary style. An intense and bright shade of blue hues along with the striped wallpaper and wood paneling impart a feeling of remoteness from the city. Vintage pieces and custom-made products dialogue naturally and give the atmosphere an eclectic and informal feel.
The lounge bar open to the lobby also blends blues, creating a bright and cozy environment that mixes traditional elements such as the diamond-shaped antiqued mirror upholstery and essential design furniture such as oversize metal armchairs.
The restaurant setting has a sophisticated, retro feel. A light, bright shade of green envelops the space, naturally connecting the original elements and the new furnishings. The only delicately pop concession is the macro tartan upholstery of the cushioned chairs.
By contrast, the restaurant’s terrace has a more informal and subdued mood: director’s chairs and teak tables provide an opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of the sun and take in the beauty of the water just a few steps away.