Milan + the Lakes Region

Hotels in Milan + the Lakes Region

Marble-clad hotel with Turkish baths in its fitness center. 

Room to Book: Deluxe suite with a large inviting sitting room in warm wood tones.

Doubles from $400.

Overlooking the celebrated shopping street Via della Spiga, home to Dolce & Gabbana and Prada, the Carlton Hotel Baglioni offers five-star comfort in 92 rooms and suites decorated in warm-toned silk tapestries, Murano glass chandeliers, and antique furniture.

(Formerly Le Meridien Gallia, scheduled to reopen as Excelsior Hotel Gallia in December, 2014.)

Art Nouveau icon with Liberty-style interiors. Downstairs there’s a lobby bar, a Mediterranean restaurant, and an on-site florist.

 

This 1920's grande dame is fronted by manicured gardens on the Piazza della Repubblica; a longtime retreat for well-traveled sophisticates and a favorite of the fashion crowd.

Italy’s style capital is buzzing with the news of its first hotel from a homegrown fashion house.

Opened in June 2004, Alle Meraviglie could not have a more appropriate name (roughly translated, it means “of wonders”).

Check into the 74-room, 19th-century Art Nouveau–style property that's long been the preferred mountain hideaway of Italian A-listers (soccer star Alberto Gilardino and Bond girl Maria Grazia Cucinotta rank among recent guests).

All 34 minimalist rooms are outfitted with Flos and Groppi light fixtures; beds are dressed in dark blue and bordeaux linens.

Regal 16th-century lakefront estate is the most prestigious of the lake's hotels, with a jet-set atmosphere. Along with 152 opulent rooms, the property has 25 acres of parkland, just enough space for three restaurants, three pools, eight tennis courts, and a spa.

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Casta Diva Resort, a new hotel on the shores of Lake Como that was recently opened in an early-19th-century palace. Staying at Casta Diva is like being in your second home-from the impeccably furnished salons to the bedrooms, each with a balcony.