5 Exquisite Boutique Hotels in Milan To Stay In During Milan Design Week
The 57th edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan (Milan Furniture Fair), the pinnacle of Milan Design Week and the most important event in the world of interior design, is at the doorstep.
Every year, Salone Del Mobile brings together more than 2,000 exhibitors, presenting top of the range products and solutions linking interior design, technology, innovation and sustainability.
Aside from Salone Del Mobile, located at Rho Fiera, Milan Design Week offers a wealth of inspiration in the form of various thematic events scattered around the city, known as Fuorisalone.
Here is a list of Five Boutique Hotels in Milan bursting with originality and Italian flavour to intensify your sojourn in World’s Design Capital.
#1 Hotel Viu
Hotel Viu Milan is one of only two Milan Hotels that are the members of designhotels.com where every featured hotel grants originality, cultural authenticity and genuine hospitality, rooted in and enhanced by thought-provoking design. All hotels featured on Design Hotels are handpicked and thrive on a unique experience, and Hotel Viu is no exception. This refined establishment is the product of collaboration between Architectural Firm Arassociati, Interior Design by Nicola Gallizia and Molteni&C.
Featuring the only hotel rooftop in Milan with an outdoor swimming pool boasting 360-degree views of the city skyline, and culinary wonders of Michelin-star Chef Giancarlo Morelli, Hotel Viu provides a unique experience for all senses.
#2 Room Mate Giulia
Located in a restored historical building that dates back to the late 19th century and designed in a vibrant mix of history and modernity, Hotel Giulia accommodates authentic and virtuous signature of Patricia Urquiola. Beautifully blended pink, green, and blue tones, intermixed with Terrazzo and traditional Terracotta bricks from Lombardy bring together the spirit of Milan and Urquiola’s gusto in perfect alchemy.
#3 NYX Hotel
NYX Hotel Milan is the first NYX Art Hotel in Europe. NYX Hotels are an innovative hotel concept forming a vibrant mix between a hotel facility and an exhibit place for avant-garde artworks, sophisticated design, and exclusive events. NYX Milan is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to fully immerse into the design scene of the Lombard capital.
Art is the beating pulse of NYX Hotel Milano, with works and installations scattered throughout the building. The curator of this hotel–urban museum is the Israeli artist Iris Barak, who, in collaboration with the Question Mark gallery, selected 13 of the most prominent Italian street artists including UrbanSolid, Peeta, Joys and Neve — allotting to each of them a floor of the hotel.
#4 Straf Hotel
Straf Hotel is a work of Milan-based architect Vincenzo De Cotiis, who has created a space that is a far cry from a standard hotel design, employing concepts from “Arte Povera” (Radical Italian Art Movement 1960-1970) and elements of Industrial design. Restored 19th century palazzo features engaging materials and recycled objects that create raw, artistic vibe and provide a distinct hotel experience, making Straf a deserving member of designhotels.com.
#5 Armani Hotel and Resorts
Characteristic refined elegance and Armani philosophy radiate from every corner of Armani Hotel in Milan. Every piece of furniture in hotel is designed personally by Giorgio Armani and chosen for sculptural,
aesthetic and sensual qualities.