5 Boutique Hotels to Stay in Milano

5 Boutique Hotels to Stay in Milano

Boutique Hotels to Stay in Milano

The fashion capital of the world surely also have boutique hotels so design lovers can delight themselves with the most stylish and luxury accommodations experience.

In a city known for art and design, stunning architecture, and acclaimed fashion houses, Milan also features inspirational design hotels that pleases the most demanding and tasteful guest. Let’s take a look at this exquisite selection that goes from the classic style, to the most contemporary interior design inspiration.

Grand Hotel et de Milan

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Located on via Manzoni, Grand Hotel et de Milan is a stalwart of Milanese high style. The restored 18th-century mansion is famed for housing the composer Giuseppe Verdi—ask about the Verdi Suite—and is said to be the place where he wrote Othello and Falstaff. The shared spaces feature a contemporary style, embellished with ornate crown moldings, marble floors, and graceful floor-length drapes, though each is filled with old-world antiques. The rooms and service are equally polished, confirming why the hotel has been a favorite since its debut in 1863.

Bulgari Hotel

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Though centrally located in Milan’s Brera neighborhood, the hotel feels worlds away, tucked into a side lane and protected by a wall of trees and gardens—the work of landscape architect Sophie Agata Ambroise. In keeping with Bulgari’s sophistication, the interiors are elegant, composed of clean lines and minimal furnishings. Rooms are defined by natural materials—marble, granite, bronze, and teak—with a palette of earthy tones. The hotel’s restaurant, Il Ristorante, offers garden views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and Neapolitan chef Roberto di Pinto prepares dishes with a focus on seafood.

Armani Hotel Milano

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This Milan construction is the second outpost of the Armani Hotels & Resorts brand (the first is in Dubai). The building, within the palazzo at via Manzoni 31, was designed by Enrico A. Griffini in 1937 and reimagined by Giorgio Armani through an extensive renovation that included adding two glass-enclosed floors to the top of the existing structure. Inside, the aesthetic is sleek and serene with muted earth tones throughout.

ME Milan Il Duca

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Conceived by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, ME Milan Il Duca—Spanish hospitality group Meliá’s first foray in Italy for its ME by Meliá brand—occupies street space on the Piazza della Repubblica adjacent to some of the city’s most iconic hotels. Local firm Mortini’s Studio handled the interiors, introducing fresh, modern furnishings by the likes of Gio Ponti, Luca Meda, and Achille Castiglioni into a space that feels minimalist yet welcoming. The 132 rooms are reminiscent of a cosmopolitan apartment, with gray tones, dark woods, and striking images by fashion photographer Alberto Van Stokkum.

Excelsior Hotel Gallia

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Fresh off a top-to-bottom renovation masterminded by Milan-based Studio Marco Piva, the Luxury Collection’s Excelsior Hotel Gallia is one of the sleekest new spaces in the city. The lobby, characterized by marble, aluminum, and glass, leads to a De Majo–designed glass light installation that spans the length of an eight-story stairwell. Of the 235 guest rooms, 51 are suites, a selection of which pay homage to famed Milanese designers and architects such as Vico Magistretti, Gio Ponti, and Franco Albini. And the rooftop Terrazza Gallia, a bar and restaurant offering 360-degree views of the city skyline, features a menu conceived by the three-Michelin-star Cerea family chefs, Enrico and Roberto.
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