Three Best Milan Hotels for Designer Fiends
To kick off Milan Fashion Week, we’re taking a look at the city’s mom-approved designer hotels.
Bulgari, Armani, and Moschino are names we already know and love. But jewelry and clothing aren’t the only things they make—the brands have ventured into the hotel industry, and Milan is the only city on the planet lucky enough to house one from each designer. Visiting Milan for Fashion Week or just planning a family trip for the future? You won’t want to miss these chic city spaces.
• Bulgari Hotel: Krystel Arbia, a former lawyer who left the corporate world several years ago to open her own pole dancing studio, adores the Milan hotel’s “countryside feeling in the center of the city.” And Giulia Negri da Oleggio agrees that the space—which occupies a renovated 18th century palazzo on a private street and has a 4,000-square-meter private garden—makes you feel as if you aren’t in a city at all. (She loves to stop by for happy hour.) Tamu McPherson, director of Grazia.it and blogger at All the Pretty Birds, and fashion designer Gigliola Castellini Curiel both think the property makes a perfect spot to grab an alfresco meal. McPherson calls it “the most complete brunch in town” and loves that it provides “a kid’s club in the summertime so parents can relax and enjoy their meal.” Barbara Decker, on the other hand, goes to the luxurious spa every week for a massage.
• Armani Hotel Milano: This Milan hotel is a “must” according to Arbia, for “its top-floor dining experience” at the hotel restaurant, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a panoramic view of the city. Giorgio Armani himself designs every element of the super luxurious place. The hotel spa is perched on the top floor with views that rival the restaurant’s jaw-dropping vistas.
• Maison Moschino: Fashion designer Ilaria Boschetti adores the boutique hotel, which she calls the “kind of place that is interesting to visit even if you don’t want to sleep over.” Its spa is “the perfect place to relax,” and she loves the 65 unique rooms, which are all “inspired by a visionary and contemporary fairytale theme.” The surreal space is meant to mimic the feel of a falling down the rabbit hole. Stop by the bar for one of the hotel’s “dream-like” cocktails.
Click through the slideshow above to get a glimpse of the three best designer hotels in Milan. —Hally Wolhandler