BEST WESTERN Hotel Astoria and the Picasso exhibition

BEST WESTERN Astoria Hotel invites its guests to take advantage of the offer devoted to the Picasso exhibition at the Royal Palace and visit its more than 200 works, including “La Celestina”, “Man with Mandolin”, “Portrait of Olga” , “Two Women Running on the Beach”, “Paul as Harlequin”, “Portrait of Dora Maar” and “Supplicant”.
Thanks to the Picasso exhibition offer in Milan, valid for the month of November, it will be possible to stay at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Astoria, 4-star hotel in Milan Fair area, with a special price including tickets for the exhibition “Pablo Picasso. Masterpieces from the National Picasso Museum in Paris” sponsored by the Municipality of Milan.
The exhibition is curated by Anne Baldassari, internationally recognized as one of the most important scholars of Picasso as well as director of the Musée National Picasso in Paris, which houses the world’s largest collection of works by the Spanish painter, and offers the possibility to admire the entire artistic career of Picasso, commonly divided into phases: the blue period and the pink one, the African or proto-cubist period, synthetic and classic cubism period, surrealist paintings, the period of political involvement and the paintings about the war up to the last works before his death in 1972.
The exhibition, which will be held at the Royal Palace until January 6th 2013, also includes a special section devoted to the exhibition of Picasso held in 1953, when it was exhibited for the first time in Italy “Guernica”, and workshops for children aged from 4 to 10 years that at the end of the tour, armed with pens and paint, can engage in the portraits following the Picasso’s style.
BEST WESTERN Hotel Astoria is the perfect location for a stay in Milan dedicated to discovering the city and participating to many events, but it is especially appreciated as a business hotel thanks to its proximity to the Fiera Milano and Fieramilanocity exhibition centers, easily accessible by car, taxi but also by public transport.
Hotel Astoria has several services dedicated to business travelers, such as free garage access, a newspaper in guest’s room, free wi-fi and minibar, and a fully equipped meeting room suitable to host events for up to 50 people and customizable according to specific needs.
Hotel Astoria has also joined the Best Western Italy’s project “Stay for the Planet,” which let possible the mapping of consumption and behavior of the hotel based on five areas of environmental impact: Energy, Water, Waste, and Purchasing Behaviors.
The goal is to reduce by 20% the CO2 emission by the end of 2014 and BEST WESTERN Hotel Astoria has therefore engaged in sustainable management through the monitoring of energy and water consumption, recycling and separate collection of waste, the promotion of the eco-friendly activities even by guests and a focus on energy efficiency.

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