Armani founder Giorgio Armani was on hand to open the new hotel, which is located on the city’s prestigious Via Manzoni street, in a building that also houses the company’s flagship Milan store.
Also present to mark the occasion were a host of celebrities including Hollywood stars Jessica Alba, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard.
The 95-room Milan hotel boasts a business centre, with conference rooms and IT facilities, a seventh-floor glass restaurant with views of Milan's famous Duomo cathedral, and an eight-floor, panoramic beauty and treatment centre, gym and pool. All of the rooms and furnishings were designed by Giorgio Armani himself.
The opening follows the inauguration of the Armani Hotel Dubai - situated in Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building – last year.