Various Artists

Boutique Hotel Milan

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From the Water Music label in Los Angeles, Boutique Hotel Milan is a compilation of lounge, chillout, and downtempo music designed to enhance the atmosphere at elite European hotels. Other titles in the label's series include Boutique Hotel Paris and Boutique Hotel London, which both feature a similar array of swanky, warm electronica lite and easygoing front-of-house jams to promote hushed card-swiping and sophisticated cocktail-sipping. The 14 tracks on the Milan set range from playful electro-lounge numbers like Underlounge Experience's "Luciano Is Upstairs" and Rangiroa's oddly named "Baby Sub" to a handful of tranquil easy listening confections by the artist Domori. Like the other editions in the series, Boutique Hotel Milan is mostly instrumental and about as captivating as the elegantly potted ficus trees flanking the sleek elevator doors.

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