Where edgy interiors meet delicate Italian style and heartwarming hospitality!
If you have been at least once, then you already know it: Milano is a city leading a double life. First, there is the fast-paced early mornings with the hustle and bustle that surrounds the business and fashion metropolis of the south. But then, there are the slow Sunday morning walks, the ever-elegant Italian ladies mastering the art of style, the aperitivos and some bits here and there of the relaxed Mediterranean mentality.
Incorporating the city’s double identity, the luxurious Milanese hotels combine the past with the present, mixing both historical and fashionable elements and dipping them in the signature heartwarming italian hospitality.
Below, find 4 of the best hotels in Milan for an unforgettable, luxurious experience!
Hotel Principe di Savoia stands out as a Milanese landmark of true luxury. Home to international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920s, it entails pure old-world glamour bathed in cutting-edge refinement. Offering fin de siècle furnishings, marble bathrooms, hand-painted frescoes and a stunning view over the Piazza della Repubblica, it is a definite must. Bonus: The Instagram worthy staircase with an impressive crystal chandelier!
Opened in 1863, the Grand Hotel et de Milan preserves all the charm of an ancient Milanese “house”, and it is still a go-to for prominent artists and intellectuals. With discreet and refined interiors, it captivates the visitor with the unique atmosphere of its rooms, named after some of its most famous guests, such as Lucio Dalla and Maria Callas. Some of the most historic moments that happened in Grand Hotel et de Milan are arias being sung on the balconies and the recording of the first flat LP in music history in one of its rooms!
There is a whole world behind the classic palazzo façade of Senato Hotel, which managed to get me hooked in just two hours! Once a private residence, this 20th-century five-story Neoclassical-style building was transformed into a 43-room boutique hotel. From the impressive reception with a wall of lamps and the dreamy brass and marble lobby to the incredibly cool mini bar in the rooms and the artsy rooftop, there are endless reasons to visit this hospitality gem.
Combining a majestic old fashioned grandeur with the appeal of a modern hotel “of-the-moment”, Excelsior Hotel Gallia is the perfect choice for a getaway a la Milanese. It’s iconic Liberty façade is just the tip of the iceberg as of the wonders hiding in this hotel built-in 1932. Such as, he aura of a belle époque sophistication which lingers around and is highlighted by the art deco elements in the decoration, the coveted location and stunning rooftop view and the jaw-dropping 30 metres high Murano chandelier, just to name a few.