After seeing some spectacular collections grace the catwalks from the likes of Christopher Kane and Erdem at London Fashion Week, the bi-annual fashion event returns to Milan from 23rd-29th September. Milan Fashion Week will host over 40 shows, across various venues in the city. These locations include the Royal Palace of Milan and the dramatic Palazzo Serbelloni. We’ve selected some of the finest hotels in the city where you can kick back and relax in style after a hectic day at the shows.
The Four Seasons
Nestled in the heart of one of the city’s most exclusive shopping districts, this former 15th century convent offers a timeless Italian design with modern luxury and exceptional hospitality. A heavenly spa offers the best in pampering and beauty treatments with impressive facilities such as their indoor pool which sits under a 19th century vaulted ceiling. Guests can expect an MFW after-party held in The Four Seasons beautiful gardens which have hosted many high profile fashion events in the past.
Only steps from the famed opera house of La Scale, the Mandarin Oriental boasts a perfect location. Traditional Milanese design is fused with oriental luxury for a truly relaxing break in style. The Mandarin Bar is the place to be seen where fashion royalty relax and network after a hectic day of shows. There’s also a fine-dining Italian restaurant run by acclaimed chef, Antonia Guida. Located in the hotel’s courtyard, it’s a feast for the senses, where guests can watch the chefs at work with a visible kitchen.
This hotel is synonymous with high fashion featuring an art nouveau façade and playful interior design. Some of the individually designed rooms include a suspended bed and unique art pieces. Spacious bathrooms include a Jacuzzi soaking tub and rain shower. The Gray is also famed for its culinary creations from their signature cocktails and amuse bouche to their modern take on traditional Italian dishes.
A beautifully renovated 18th century Milanese palazzo, this hotel is an urban oasis complete with its own expansive botanical garden. All the suites feature large windows which overlook these tranquil spaces offering the perfect escape from Milan’s bustling streets. A well-equipped Spa and fitness centre includes an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. As you would expect, the exclusive Bulgari Hotel Milan hosts impromptu dinners and events during MFW.
Renovated by world renowned designer, Marco Piva, the Excelsior Hotel Gallia brings together fashion, design and cuisine. A range of spacious suites are available, some including their own private spa. With a range of restaurants to choose from, guests are spoilt for choice. The newly opened Terrazza Gallia has stunning city views from a rooftop terrace and offers the finest cuisine led by two, three Michelin starred chefs.
Located only 800 metres from the fashion district, this contemporary retreat has been designed by world famous architect, Aldo Rossi. Me Milan il Duca is famed for its cosmopolitan vibe with a trendy New York inspired steakhouse and chic lounge bar. Featuring some of the city’s best DJ’s, guests can expect to party alongside celebrities into the early hours.