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6 of the best design hotels in Milan

Milan’s hotels are a prime example of why the city has a world-class reputation for innovative design. We’ve selected six of the best gallery-worthy stays.

Room Mate Giulia

Room Mate Giulia

Room Mate Giulia

The self-proclaimed philosophy behind Room Mate Giulia is to create a design experience that makes guests feel like they are staying with a friend. Although few of us have friends that are this stylish, the hotel does make good use of bright colours, playful furnishings and classic architecture to create a visually stunning, yet cosy atmosphere.

The Yard Milano

The Yard Milano

The Yard Milano

The Yard Milano combines warm, rich colours with luxurious furnishings and clean lines for a fresh take on nostalgia. Bedrooms at this sophisticated hotel are given a playful twist thanks to vintage athletic equipment, with antique tennis rackets adorning the walls, ornate backgammon sets and packs of cards, retro editions of sports journals and sepia-tinted athlete portraits. All this and the kind of high-quality cocktail bar to suit even the classiest clubhouse.

STRAFhotel

STRAFhotel

STRAFhotel

The STRAFhotel has embraced deconstructivist interior design with textured concrete walls, slate floors and a minimalist aesthetic, enhanced by classic Italian architectural features. The austerity usually associated with this style is balanced by luxurious soft furnishings, aromatherapy spa treatments and sumptuous jewel-toned silk throws.

Château Monfort – Relais & Châteaux

Château Monfort – Relais & Châteaux

Château Monfort – Relais & Châteaux

Drawing inspiration from traditional Western fairy tales, the Château Monfort is a five-star boutique hotel in Milan’s historical centre, and comes complete with a fantastical twist. Sweeping staircases, high ceilings and ornate furniture are complemented by dreamy colour palettes and design flourishes like gigantic wooden toy soldiers, standing guard by a four-poster-bed.

Palazzo Segreti

Palazzo Segreti

Palazzo Segreti

The luxurious suites at Palazzo Segreti are decorated with neutral tones and contemporary minimalist lines, while still paying homage to the hotel’s historic location. Situated between Milan Cathedral and Sforzesco Castle, the Palazzo Segreti floor-to-ceiling windows fill the rooms with natural light, showcasing the antique wooden floors and classic furniture design.

Sina The Gray

Sina The Gray

Sina The Gray

A multicultural hotel with distinctly Italian sensibility, Sina The Gray is an artfully arranged collection of contrasting neutral and vibrant jewel tones, Nigerian batik-printed fabrics, and Turkish bath and spa treatments. The overall result is almost surprisingly soothing, with red and fuschia hanging seats bringing a playful touch to every room.