Most of the accommodations in Milan Italy are appropriately designed for business travelers, which means that the charges are high, and the rooms are often bland, with a number of hotels being booked all through the year. It will be a wise move to book in advance, particularly during springtime, in middle of February and again in autumn, towards the end of September, when it’s time for fashion shows. The same is valid during the Salone del Mobile, during April. During August, many hotels pull their shutters down due to the lack of customers. So, you get chance to negotiate the prices during that period. Here are some of the most famous Milan hotels, in no particular order:
This is considered to be the first hotel in the fashionable capital of Italy. Located in close proximity to the busy area of Corso Como, Maison Moschino truly conveys the fanciful approach of its trade name. It comprises of 65 rooms in a former nineteenth century train station, bedecked using billowing costumes, which get transformed to headboards, plus beds in the style of tree-trunks that combine with trompe l’oeil forests. Though the standard rooms are smaller, you will be quickly impressed by their looks.
Architect Guido Ciompi designed this exclusive boutique hotel, and any design student could learn a lot from its architecture. Behind the artistic fascia of the building, you’ll find 21 separately adorned rooms and suites made using Wengé wood for floors. The furniture is made from ebony, and the rooms are furnished with African fabrics along with animal skins. Its two suites come with personal workout rooms and two additional steam rooms with many suspended beds. Le Noir, the hotel’s restaurant on the first floor, offers tables in black lacquer with velvet upholstery, balanced by lighted tables.
Park Hyatt Milano
This is the favorite hotel of the business travelers. It’s hardly a five minutes’ walk from the financial district and stock exchange. The staff of its 24 hour business center is multi-lingual. It provides secretarial services, plus many high-tech boardrooms for conducting meetings. The hotel’s 106 rooms and suits are upstairs. Ed Tuttle, the architect who designed it, included delicate autumnal colors, marble bathrooms, a work desk and Murano glass fixtures, while the upholstery is in velvet and silk.
Carlton Hotel Baglioni
Facing the renowned shopping street Via della Spiga, housing the Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, the Carlton Hotel Baglioni provides five-star comforts. Its 92 rooms and suits are adorned with silk tapestries in warm tones, antique furniture and Murano glass chandeliers. When spending a bit extra, guests are provided with a personal solarium, rosewood parquetry, gazebo, plus a personal roof terrace. Its ground floor houses the famous Baretto al Baglioni restaurant, serving light Milanese cuisine in an ambience of a Victorian clubhouse, with old-fashioned wooden decorations and paintings of the English landscapes.