Story by Amy Cassell
Originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of
Italian architect Antonio Citterio envisioned a traditional Milanese noble’s home when designing the hotel
: 104 rooms spread across four eighteenth-century buildings surround a pair of landscaped interior courtyards. “The hotel is within walking distance of the Galleria’s high-end boutiques and La Scala opera house,” says travel advisor Jerry Greenberg of Los Angeles. “Plus, the feng shui-inspired spa is one of the best I’ve seen in the city.” Chef Antonio Guida’s fine-Italian restaurant, Seta, rounds out the sophisticated urban retreat.
The eye-popping black-and-white marble tiles on the Mandarin Bar’s walls, inspired by Milanese designers Piero Portaluppi and Giò Ponti.
ROOM TO BOOK
Two fifth-floor Mandarin Rooms (501 and 503, to be exact). In addition to sleek wood furniture, curved headboards, and heated bathroom floors, they offer the hotel’s best views of the Gothic cathedral.
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