Luxury Hotels in Milan

One of the world’s fashion capitals, Milan was also once the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Its Roman ruins sit easily among today’s ultra-modern city under the bright blue Lombardy sky. Style and substance blend seamlessly in Milan, where you will see Lamborghinis and Ferraris parked outside medieval Gothic cathedrals, and svelte models parading designer clothes past your street café table. Milan’s five star hotels take their design motifs from both modern and traditional Italian influences, with Venetian stucco and Murano glass sitting easily alongside trendy ethnic and vintage Seventies stylings. With luxury hotels styled by famous designers such as Georgio Armani, and intimate B&Bs set up in old family homes, Milan’s range of accommodation has something for every budget and taste. You can be “professionally good-looking” at a Michelin-starred restaurant, or grab a snack at Caffè Cova, Milan’s oldest café. Take a walk through the Quadrilatero d’Oro, Milan’s fashion quarter, where some of the world’s most exclusive boutiques will tempt you to spend up large, or just sit at a street café and watch the beautiful people go by. We’ve designed a list of Milan’s most chic and stylish hotels for you to consider.

Four Seasons Hotel Milano

Contained within a stunning 15th-century convent the Four Seasons Hotel Milano is a deluxe 5 star hotel in the vibrant heart of the city’s fashion district. Located just 250 metres from Montenapoleone Metro Station, the Teatro Nuovo Milano, La Scala and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele are all within easy reach of […]

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Hotel Principe Di Savoia

Renowned for its world class service and intoxicating charm the Hotel Principe Di Savoia is a fabulous 5 star hotel situated right near the Stazione Centrale. Part of the Dorchester Collection, the Piazza Gae Aulenti, the Brera Art Gallery, Sforzesco Castle and Duomo Milan are all within easy reach of […]

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Magna Pars l’Hotel à Parfum

Owned by a family of perfumers, the Magna Pars L’Hotel à Parfum is luxe hotel accommodation in the Tortona district of Milan. Close to Via Savona, MUDEC and Darsena, the hotel is also not too far away from the Sforzesco Castle, the Museo Del Novecento and the Palazzo Reale. Overlooking […]

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Grand Hotel et de Milan

For almost 160 years the Grand Hotel et de Milan has shone like a beacon on the city’s luxury hotel scene. Part of the Leading Hotels of the World group, this 5 star deluxe hotel is situated in the heart of the Milan City Centre – in close proximity to […]

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Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa

If you are looking for a 5 Star Hotel Luxury with a bit of a ‘WOW’ factor, then look no further than the Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa. Located right in the heart of the Milan City Centre, this palatial style property welcomes you with dazzling marble floors and […]

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Château Monfort

Nestled right in the heart of the city centre, the Château Monfort is a fantastic choice of 5 star luxury accommodation. Adjacent to the cathedral and within the famed fashion quadrangle, the hotel serves as a great base to explore the region. The Villa Necchi Campiglio, Palazzo Reale and the […]

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Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Located in the Stazione Centrale, the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, is a 5 Star Luxury Hotel that has been wowing guests since 1932. Part of the Luxury Collection Hotel, the property enjoys an excellent location close to many of Milan’s major tourist highlights including Bosco Verticale, Brera Art Gallery and Arena […]

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Palazzo Touring Club

Radisson Collection Palazzo Touring Club is right at home in Milan. This new luxury hotel is based in the old home of the Touring Club, an organisation founded in 1894 to promote cycling and travel. Please be aware that the hotel doesn’t open until 30 August 2021. While the hotel […]

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Park Hyatt Milano

Park Hyatt Milano is a luxury hotel in the centre of Milan. While this is a beautiful location, this luxury hotel is unfortunately closed for renovation until 31 December 2021. Once the hotel opens again, it’ll be interesting to see its unique take on timeless luxury in the heart of […]

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Bulgari Hotel Milano

Bulgari Hotel Milano lies at the very heart of Milan. The luxury hotel is on the site of an 18th century palace, so its luxury has real heritage behind it. And speaking of heritage, the 4,000 m2 garden can be traced back to 1305 and provides a rare enclave of […]

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Milan is the city for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. However, the lavish lifestyle extends much further than your luxury hotel, so make the most of your trip to Milan by checking out these city highlights.

Eat breakfast at the most elegant pastry shop in town

Start your trip as you mean to go on by visiting the historic Milanese pastry shop, Cova Montenapoleone. This elegant yet cosy cafe boasts old fashioned, classy decor with silver tableware and waiters sporting tuxedos. They serve a vast array of cakes and pastries alongside Italian classics such as Tiramisu. Whichever sweet treat you choose, be sure to wash it down with one of their excellent cappuccinos.

Go shopping in the Golden Triangle

Milan is the global capital of fashion and, therefore, offers a unique and luxurious shopping experience. The Golden Triangle is where you will find Milan’s most exclusive stores. It consists of three streets, Via Monte Napoleone, Via Della Spiga, and Via Sant’ Andrea. Here you will find all the most prestigious brands, including Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, Versace, and Armani.

Take a walk along Naviglio Grande

The 30-mile long Naviglio Grande canal is one of the most charming parts of Milan. The stretch closest to the city centre (in the historic district of Navigli) is lined with restaurants and bars. There is always a fabulous atmosphere here; however, the ambience is different during the day and at night, so I recommend visiting during both times.

Pamper yourself at QC Termemilano

QC Termemilano is an upscale spa housed in a former tram depot south of the city centre in Porta Romana. It’s a unique underground water wonderland with thermal baths, geyser pools, whirlpools, and a jacuzzi waterfall. In addition, there are outdoor pools in a lush garden setting, saunas, and relaxation rooms for massages and treatments. It’s the ultimate way to relax after a long day of shopping before heading back to your luxury hotel in Milan for a blissful night’s rest.

Partake in Milan’s “aperitivo” tradition

Milan is where the Italian pre-dinner ritual known as an “aperitivo” began. Today, it is still a closely followed tradition for many. From 5 pm onwards, you’ll see the city’s restaurants and bars fill up with groups of friends and colleagues unwinding after work with a pre-dinner drink and nibbles. Although an aperitivo was traditionally a Campari cocktail used to whet the appetite for dinner, the ritual has evolved over the years. It now consists of various drinks and a full buffet spread of light finger foods. Fonderie Milanesi on Via Giovenale puts on one of the best buffet-style aperitivos in town. This trendy restaurant has a large garden for alfresco dining and a lively atmosphere with upbeat music every evening.

Dine with a view at Radio Rooftop Bar

Once you have successfully whet your appetite, head to one of the city’s upscale rooftop restaurants and bars for dinner and drinks with a fabulous view of the city skyline. One of my favourite rooftop bars in Milan is Radio Rooftop Bar. Here, expect 5-star hospitality, high-quality food, and a fantastic atmosphere.

Wander around an art gallery

Milan is renowned for its thriving art culture, so naturally, you’ll find many fantastic art galleries here. One of the top galleries is Museo Novecento, which houses 20th-century art focusing on Italian artists. Plus, Novecento is right opposite the famous Duomo, Milan’s enormous white marble cathedral.

Take a day trip to Lake Como

Ninety minutes north of the city centre lies the stunning Lake Como, the third-largest lake in Italy. If you’re in Milan for a couple of days, take a private day tour here and sail around the waters admiring the beautiful lakeside villas and gardens.