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The Meliá Milano was built in 2001 on the site of the old Alemagna cake factory, famous for inventing the panettone (the traditional Christmas cake in Milan). The original building dates back to the 1940s when the experienced Milan baker Gioacchino Alemagna opened the factory in the block of Via Silva, Via Masaccio and Via Montebiancio (with access to the warehouse).
The cake factory was bombed during World War II and subsequently merged with one of its competitors until eventually being taken over by Nestlé Italy. Finally, the property was sold to a finance company.
An ambitious engineering project started in 1990 to convert the building into a five star hotel with a spacious garage for the World Cup football tournament. However, construction was halted for unknown reasons and was not completed until 2001 with the official opening of the Meliá Milano.