Milan offers a tantalising mix of high-end fashion, exquisite food and world-class art. Rich in culture, the cosmopolitan city is also home to an impressive selection of luxury properties suitable for all types of traveller. Find your next home away from home with Culture Trip’s pick of the best luxury hotels in Milan.
One of the best things about the Park Hyatt Milan is its location – situated within walking distance from many of the city’s top attractions, including La Scala, the 18th-century opera house. Constructed in the 1870s, the hotel’s building was once home to a bank but now features 106 guest rooms, two bars and a Michelin-star restaurant serving the best of Italian cuisine. Contemporary art pieces, Jim Thompson fabrics and marble bathrooms are some of the details found inside the rooms. The Park Hyatt Milan also has a relaxing spa and a lobby lounge with a glass dome that illuminates a rotating collection of artworks.
A spot at Hotel Principe di Savoia’s lavish bar – made of sculpted crystal and adorned by a back-lit mirrored wall and a majestic 5,000-piece chandelier – is sought after by residents and celebrities alike. A landmark of true luxury, the hotel lies slightly outside the centre of Milan, allowing you to escape the bustling sounds of the city. With a sense of intimacy and privacy, Hotel Principe di Savoia features a world of contemporary design mixed with luxury pieces of furniture. It’s also popular among Fashion Week attendees and is home to two fine-dining restaurants.
Set in a complex of four 18th-century buildings, the Mandarin Oriental is home to 104 rooms and suites. The hotel’s commitment to bespoke details is evident throughout, with the rooms’ interiors offering a mix of Italian design and feng shui, creating a chic yet relaxed atmosphere. The Duomo di Milano and Via della Spiga, one of Milan’s top high-end streets, are within walking distance of the hotel, making it an ideal location for shopping enthusiasts. Two restaurants serving quality Italian food and a modern bar are two additional highlights.
There are many hotels near the fashion shops on Via della Spiga, but the Baglioni Hotel Carlton is the only one with a private entrance on the thoroughfare. Since 1962, this hotel has been the go-to place for celebrities, high-profile figures like the Dalai Lama and discerning travellers who prize its unique mixture of access and privacy. Situated in the heart of Milan’s main fashion district, this family-owned hotel exudes prestige. Each room is unique and features antique pieces from the personal collection of its owners. From the stylish rooms to the admired Caffè Baglioni and the Baretto al Baglioni restaurant, the hotel’s dedication to hospitality ensures that every detail reflects the rich history of its surroundings.
Located in the upscale Piazza della Repubblica neighbourhood, the Westin Palace combines a respite from the buzzing city centre with easy access to both local cuisine and tourist attractions, such as the Milan Natural History Museum. During the mid-2010s, the hotel underwent renovations to modernise the 1920s-era building and bring it in line with other luxury hoteliers dotting the Milanese landscape. While every room offers top-notch amenities, the split-level Presidential Suite has a private terrace, as well as a wine cellar and grand piano. The Westin Palace also has two restaurants, one year-round and one seasonal, offering a mix of Mediterranean, French and Italian cuisines.
The Hotel Magna Pars Suites bills itself as a ‘perfume hotel’. Having opened in 2013, the hotel sits on the foundations of an old perfume factory, with every experience at the property revolving around scent. For example, the library is perfumed with orange blossoms to provide a light flourish to the reading experience. Situated in Milan’s fashion and design quarter, the hotel has a wine cellar, bar and restaurant serving the best of Italian specialities.
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