5 boutique hotels in Milan
1) STRAF hotel & bar
Its interior design is quite unusual for a hotel. The architect De Cotiis used recycled and industrial materials, adding arte povera pieces and turning the 64 high-tech rooms into minimalist spaces. Much loved by the fashion world, also for the street bar, where there’s often an aperitivo with a DJ set.
2) NYX Milan Hotel
Near Milan’s Central Station, this building from 1949, which was home to Philips, has become a 4-star hotel with 299 rooms. The idea is to create an environment in which local artists are protagonists, such as in the gallery that sells works by Milanese street artists. Even the furnishings are made in Italy.
3) Room Mate Giulia Hotel
This place, which is located in a historic building from the 19th century, immediately makes you feel at home. The common areas and the 85 rooms were designed by the artist Patricia Urquiola, complete with designer furniture and inspired by Milan. Near the Duomo and La Scala.
4) Hotel Viu Milan
This recently-opened hotel boasts the most sought-after rooftop terrace with a bar and swimming pool of the moment, but it’s exclusively reserved for clients and some private events. The eight floors, with 124 rooms, spa and hall, are all designed by Molteni. Chef Giancarlo Morelli runs the restaurant.
5) Savona 18 suites
Housed in a typical Milanese tenement, this building was carefully renovated by Aldo Cibic, who wanted to give the structure a more contemporary feel without ruining it. Design and art fill all the spaces, with vintage objects in the 43 rooms.
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