Don’t settle for less, when the fashion capital of the world, ‘Milan’ has best-looking hotels to offer. Yes, Milan Fashion Week is just round the corner starting from September 20-26, 2017, and there couldn’t be a better time to explore trends on and off the ramp. Milan is home to some great looking hotels depicting culture, history, fashion, and architecture in a way that is most unique. So, if you live, eat, and breathe fashion and a stylish hotel matters to you as much as what you wear, here’s a glimpse of what could be your next glamorous stay.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
This art nouveau palace is located in the heart of Lake Como, with unparalleled views of Bellagio and the stunning Grigne mountains. Valentina De Santis, CEO and the owner of Grand Hotel Tremezzo, share the design aesthetics of this iconic landmark.
Highlights of this property: Architectural masterpieces, antique artwork and period décor furniture.
The hotel draws its inspiration from art nouveau style stressing upon natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers, which emerged between 1890s and the mid 1910s.
The sustainable values: We reduce, reuse, and recycle. We engage both in energy and water conservation efforts. As far as water saving is concerned, we use lake water to irrigate our park and for the cleaning of the hotel. The hotel has also invested in a sophisticated water pump system that allows us to use the deep lake cold water (45°F) for the cooling system of our hotel.
Star attraction: The three pools- one floating pool on the lake, our flowers pool in the garden and the infinity pool of the spa.
Four Seasons Hotel Milano
The hotel is located in the fashion district ‘The Quadrilatero della Moda’ just off Via Montenapolone, on a quiet, secluded street called Via Gesù. It is the only hotel in Milan that is so close to more than 100 luxury stores, including Armani, Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, and Gianfranco Ferrè, and it is also just minutes away from all the major attractions including the iconic Duomo and La Scala. Mauro Governato, general manager at Four Seasons Hotel Milano, shares the history of this property.
Highlights of this property: The hotel focusses on Italian craftsmanship, such as fortuny fabrics, frette linens, lighting appliances by Salviati-Venini and Carrara marble bathrooms. Four Seasons Hotel Milan has 50 suites, and each one is different, catering to both traditional and modern tastes. Some have frescoes and high ceilings, step-out balconies or direct access to the garden courtyard.
Design inspiration: The building was initially a convent from the 15th century. When Four Seasons began to create the hotel, the construction workers accidentally uncovered original painted frescoes and architectural features, and they’ve all been included in the hotel’s design. The company also discovered the convent’s cloister and columns, which were completely restored, giving us a large outdoor courtyard. Most of our guest rooms overlook this beautiful cloistered garden.
The sustainable values: It has always been a great commitment to adapting our historic property to the most up-to-date and efficient energy standards.
Star attraction: The courtyard gives our hotel a very quiet, peaceful atmosphere, like a secluded heaven in the middle of the most fashionable and vibrant part of the city.
ME Milan Il Duca
The hotel is located in a building designed by architect Aldo Rossi, has 132 rooms, including 34 suites, offering a contemporary interior design experience. ME Milan Il Duca lies just 800m from the fashion district and the nightlife of Corso Como. Chiara Della Torre, director of sales at ME Milan Il Duca talks about this lovely place.
Highlights of this property: The floor lamps throughout the hotel by industrial designer, Achille Castiglioni and the fashion pictures by photographer Alberto Van Stokkum.
Design inspiration: The hotel went through the renovations and construction works which began in January 2014 and were completed in March 2015. Studio Arassociati was selected for being the continuators of Aldo Rossi legacy and its particular way of understanding architecture. The interior has been totally reconstructed in a contemporary way from the rooms and suites to the public areas. This led to the creation of the panoramic Roof terrace, Radio Rooftop Bar, as well as the historical city beyond.
The sustainable values: Sustainability is a crucial ingredient of Meliá Hotels International’s positioning as a company, actually it’s regarded as the backbone of the business model. The hotel uses LED bulbs in all of the rooms and other spaces.
Star attraction: The Radio Rooftop Bar; Radio is a day-to-night, high-energy, rooftop cocktail lounge located on the 10th floor of the hotel.
Mandarin Oriental, Milan
The hotel reflects both Milan’s understated elegance and the city’s creativity and vibrant energy. Mandarin Oriental, Milan is located next to the famous opera house, La Scala and is just three minute walk to Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, city’s most exclusive shopping streets. Luca Finardi, general manager from Mandarin Oriental, talks about the spectacular design of this property.
Highlights of this property: The hotel features architecturally grand inner courtyards behind its elegant facade. Design inspiration: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel created the stunning design of Mandarin Oriental, Milan. Four elegant 18th century buildings, the hotel was originally built as a luxurious manor house, Palazzo Confalonieri. The building later housed the city’s tax office, Esattoria Civica Milanese, between the 1930s and 1950s, and a bank, Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde, from the 1960s. To reflect the building’s illustrious past, Mandarin Oriental, Milan boasts two ‘Speciality’ suites created as a tribute to two great Masters of design in the 40’s in Italy, Piero Fornasetti and Giò Ponti. Inspired by the philosophy of the two Maestros, Antonio Citterio created an ad hoc design for each suite.
The sustainable values: Mandarin Oriental, Milan has rapidly acted to deploy LED lighting and our goal is to install LED lighting in guestrooms, banquet areas, restaurants, corridors, parking garages and back-of-house areas by 2020. We have been certified by A2A for the work and commitment in helping to support and develop renewable energy.
Star attraction: Mandarin Bar & Bistrot proposes a lively atmosphere. Walls are covered with black and white geometric, mosaic patterns, cut by local artisans