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Italian hybrid hospitality innovators secure “Special Award for Innovation” in memory of former PKF President for Italy

21 House of Stories

21 House of Stories is an innovative Italian hybrid hospitality brand in Milan that is offering people a place to stay, eat, drink, work and connect, all under one roof.

Italian hybrid hospitality innovators – 21 House of Stories – have been honoured with the ‘Special Award for Innovation’ in memory of Antonio Nitto at this year’s 196+ forum Milan 2024 event.

Presented in memory of the former senior partner and president of PKF hospitality group for Italy, Antonio Nitto, the prestigious award – which recognises outstanding contributions to hospitality innovation – was presented to 21 House of Stories for their exceptional approach to blending traditional Italian hospitality with modern, multifunctional living and working spaces. The award was presented as part of a prestigious welcome ceremony at 21 House of Stories’ skybar, I Mirador.

21 House of Stories

Nicola Accurso, Managing Director of 21 House of Stories, said: “Receiving this award is not only an honour but also a poignant reminder of our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what hospitality can be. This award, in memory of a visionary leader like the former PKF president Antonio Nitto, inspires us to continue innovating and setting new standards in the industry.”

With two sites in Milan totalling 224 rooms – and big plans for expansion across Italy and beyond – 21 House of Stories has fast become one of the frontrunners of the global hybrid hospitality movement since the company’s inception in 2018 by Alessandro and Mauro Benetton.

Showcasing an innovative blend of accommodation types, co-working spaces, and high quality F&B –  including local hotspot I Mirador, a rooftop cocktail bar and pool – their unique model caters to the needs of both today’s modern traveller and local citizens embracing flexible lifestyles.

196+ forum Milan 2024 is an annual conference for hospitality investment & design organised by PKF hospitality group. Held in conjunction with the Milan Design Fair – the leading international design fair – the 196+ forum Milan is the main event for architecture, design and furniture within the hospitality industry.

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