The Milan Area

Hotels in The Milan Area

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.

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

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.

Perhaps no other place in Milan makes guests feel more at home than Forestiera Monforte in the fashion district of Piazza San Babila. Situated over the owner’s pharmacy, the two rooms and one suite feel more like a well-to-do friend’s apartment than a bed and breakfast.

Students of contemporary design especially love the industrial cool zeitgeist of this hotel less than a block from the duomo. The façade may be 1800, but the interior is total avant-garde with a penchant for black slate, burnished brass, copper paneling, and concrete walls.

An 1860’s palazzo right above the flagship Prada store inside Milan’s famed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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.

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.

For 20 years, Carla Sozzani’s unique mini mall 10 Corso Como has hosted multiple shops unified by a single zeitgeist and interior design reminiscent of a fairy garden.

In Milan’s residential Città Studi neighborhood, fashion and furnishings designer Christiane Blanchet has spruced up a 1903 villa with her signature Indochine aesthetic.

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.