E.c.h.o (an acronym for Eco Contemporary Hotel) is Milan's greenest four star hotel.
Inspired by the concept of ecology in its recent renovations, E.c.h.o. marks the boldest eco-tourism effort yet by Italian-based hotel chain Star Hotels. The green renovation makes excellent use of recycled and sustainable materials and also features updated water and energy systems. Even the wallpaper, floor finishes and furniture are green.
The sleek business hotel has 5 meeting rooms and 143 "green" rooms. The adornment of terraces and outdoor spaces gives visitors plenty of opportunity to enjoy a touch of green in an urban setting. Among the E.c.h.o Milano's finest touches are a pillow menu and aperitivos (a Milanese tradition of laying out Italian tapas in the early evenings) free of charge.