The hotel occupies four 18th century buildings, and the look throughout imitates 1940’s design with a trendy approach and East Asian influence

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A fashionable stay in Milan 



Among the beautiful windows of Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone, in the city’s fashion district, sits the Mandarin Oriental Milan — an effortlessly stylish, luxury 5-star hotel in an enviable central location. The hotel is mere steps from La Scala opera house, the Sforza castle and Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”, and minutes from the art district of Brera. It’s also a short drive from some of the most sought-after destinations in Italy, including Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.


The hotel occupies four 18th century buildings, and the look throughout imitates 1940’s design with a trendy, modern approach and East Asian influence. Chic, contemporary decor abounds in the communal rooms of the hotel, and Oriental touches are seen here and there, with a soothing colour palette of greys and blacks — very tasteful, and very Italian. Every space oozes elegance and grandeur.


The hotel has 70 guestrooms and 34 suites across five floors, plus the three signature suites (two Specialty suites and one Presidential suite). But, the hotel still feels like a cosy boutique property. The classic Italian design, combined with the art of Feng-Shui, the sizeable marble baths, and large windows with breathtaking city views, give the rooms a peaceful, homely and classy vibe. All rooms have been decorated with the most luxurious furnishings and natural materials, and some suites even have private outdoor space.  Interestingly, the hotel has several suites as tribute to accomplished Milanese creatives — including  to Piero Fornasetti, the artist, interior designer and sculptor who lived most of his life in Milan, and Italian architect Giò Ponti, who’s tribute suite carries his trademark Milanese rationalism and minimalism. [To be continued...]