The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Milan

A luxury stay is the perfect retreat after enjoying golden hour from atop the iconic Duomo di Milano, Italy
A luxury stay is the perfect retreat after enjoying golden hour from atop the iconic Duomo di Milano, Italy | © Matteo Raimondi / Unsplash
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12 November 2020

Milan offers a tantalising mix of high-end fashion, exquisite food and Renaissance art. Rich in culture, the cosmopolitan city is also home to an impressive selection of luxury properties suitable for different kinds of travellers. Find your next home away from home with Culture Trip’s pick of the best luxury hotels in Milan.

Bvlgari Hotel Milano

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Situated in Milan’s high-end shopping district, on Via Monte Napoleone, Bvlgari Hotel Milano exudes luxury and exclusivity. This lavish hotel features a restaurant, a private terraced garden, a bar that’s frequently visited by fashionable residents and out-of-town celebrities, and an elegant lounge. Decorated with a colour palette of soft brown and grey tones, the rooms overlook the garden and the surrounding architecture dating back to the 1300s. Focussing on wellness, the Bvlgari Hotel Milano is home to an indoor pool designed with colourful glass mosaics, enhancing your already over-the-top experience.
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Four Seasons Hotel Milano

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The Four Seasons Hotel Milano provides a window into Milanese art history. The structure of the garden retreat dates back to the 15th century when it was a convent. Today, the luxury hotel emphasises those motifs in a way that is at once reverent and refreshingly modern. Situated in one of the city’s historic districts in downtown Milan, the hotel is close to many popular tourist attractions, one being the Duomo di Milano, the massive 14th-century cathedral. Rooms are designed to reflect Milanese art, featuring custom wood furniture and Fortuny fabrics, while the penthouse suite has a terrace overlooking the city. The Four Seasons’ spa sits inside a former 19th-century wine cellar.
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Park Hyatt Milan

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The Park Hyatt Milan is close to many attractions, including the Duomo di Milano
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One of the best things about the Park Hyatt Milan is its location – it’s situated within walking distance of 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.

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Hotel Principe di Savoia

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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.

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Grand Hotel et de Milan

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The swanky Grand Hotel – built in 1863 – features parquet floors, Italian marble as well as a curated assortment of antiques from the owners’ personal collection. A historic property, the hotel has a wall that dates back to CE 250 in its wine cellar, and it was once the home of famed opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, who spent 27 years at the establishment until his passing in 1901. The hotel lies in Milan’s most exclusive neighbourhood, just around the corner from La Scala opera house. Two restaurants serving a mix of Italian and French cuisine are on-site, as well as a stylish lounge with an American bar.
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Mandarin Oriental Milan

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Suites feature bespoke furnishings and decorative pieces sourced from atelier Fornasetti's impressive collection
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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.

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Baglioni Hotel Carlton

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Many of the rooms and suites at the Baglioni Hotel Carlton have views of the Via della Spiga
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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.

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Armani Hotel Milano

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The Armani Hotel Milano is luxury at its finest
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The Armani Hotel Milano’s building features a modest 1930s facade obscuring the lustrous surfaces and sumptuous details within. The bar and restaurant on the glass-walled upper levels provide soaring views of the skyline, while the Armani store on the premises offers access to the brand’s latest pieces. Upon arrival, each guest is assigned a lifestyle manager whose mission is to provide a personalised concierge experience. The rooms feature a palette of earthy tones and Armani/Casa furnishings.
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The Westin Palace Milan

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The Westin Palace, Milan has a variety of contemporary rooms and opulent suites
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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 with a Minipool Seaside, 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.

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Hotel Magna Pars Suites

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The Hotel Magna Pars Suites bills itself as a hotel à parfum. Having opened in 2013, the hotel sits on the foundations of an old perfume factory, and as a result, every experience at the property is centred around scents. 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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These recommendations were updated on November 12, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.