Milan + the Lakes Region

Hotels in Milan + the Lakes Region

(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.

 

The fact that this guest house near Cairoli castle is so bereft of signs or lights outside the 18th-century building can be taken as evidence of a different approach to accommodations.

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.

Live the quintessential Italian dream at Lake Como’s Grand Dame, an Art Nou palace with three glittering pools, barmen in white coats serving bellinis, and unparalleled views of Bellagio across the lake.

In Milan, the penultimate manifestation of cool is the Bulgari Hotel. Located in an 18th-century palazzo at the end of a private cul-de-sac, the hotel blends its own 4,000-square-meter back garden into the city’s own botanical gardens beyond.

Former convent dating from the 15th century with a lovely courtyard, located on the exclusive Via Gesù, not far from the city's best shopping, on Via Montenapoleone.

In the buzzing Tortona area of Italy’s industrial capital, Matteo Thun’s 249-room Nhow hotel—housed in a former factory—features a revolving showcase of contemporary art and furniture from Edra, Kartell, and other all-star design companies.

This early 1900s, family-owned villa hotel opened in 1994 with 36 romantic, one-of-a-kind rooms, featuring Art Nouveau–style furnishings and floral fabrics by local silk producer Ratti.

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

Business travelers are especial fans of Milan’s Park Hyatt, located just five minutes from the stock exchange and financial district. The 24-hour Business Centre includes a multi-lingual staff, secretarial services, and several state-of-the-art boardrooms for meetings.

Design students can take several lessons at this unique boutique hotel by Florentine architect Guido Ciompi just north of the duomo.

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