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Milan Expo: 5 of the best luxury hotels to stay during the fair

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Whether you’re in Milan for the Expo 2015 or for a European city break, these are five of the must-visit hotels in the fashionable Italian city.

Milan has been long regarded as one the world’s best cities for culture, but this year, there’s even more reason to celebrate: The city is hosting Expo 2015, bringing together more than 140 countries to showcase technologies and innovation in the world of food. Here are five of our favorite hotels in the city.

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Carlton Hotel Baglioni

The only hotel in Milan that has a pedestrian entrance from Via della Spiga, a popular shopping street in the city. The luxury hotel has recently undergone a refurbishment, including new rooms and the redesign of their stylish cafe by the Milanese atelier, Rebosio+Spagnulo. A hub of design, art and fashion, the restaurant has been decorated with sparkling Murano glass chandeliers and unique detailing, such as delicate copper yarn on the walls illustrating the musical score from the work of Italian pianist and composer, Daniele Lombardi.

The hotel is only 15 minutes away from the Expo gate at the Sforza Castle, and you can reach it by walking through some of the characteristic Milanese streets and by the Duomo.

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Four Seasons Hotel Milan

Situated in downtown Milan in one of the city’s most historic quarters, Four Seasons Hotel Milan is a collection of 118 luxury guest rooms and three dining venues, all framed by a stunning 15th-century cloistered and landscaped courtyard. With an impressive 50 suites of different styles, they offer chic and inviting interiors in diverse dimensions. Each room fuses historical details with timeless Italian design.

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Hotel nhow Milan

Located in Via Tortona, 35, a district known for its creativity and built on the site of an old 1935 power station, the urban nhow Milano is the metropolitan creation of renowned Italian interior designer, Matteo Thun and architect Daneile Beretta.

The stylish hotel boasts 246 rooms including the eclectic fourth floor nhow suites, which built in the style of an American loft offer guests Panoramic views over the Navilgli, Milanese waterways and showcase unique features such as a glass bottom bath tub that acts as a liquid canopy to the living area below. You can also experience the hotel’s nhow bar designed by international designer, Karim Rashid or sample cuisine produced by nhow executive chef, Luca Molteni in the Atelier Di Cucina Creativa restaurant.

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Hotel Principe di Savoia

Part of prestigious Dorchester Collection the luxury hotel overlooks Milan’s Piazza della Repubblica. It is the ideal location to experience Milanese culture and cuisine with its acclaimed Acanto restaurant (executive chef is Fabrizio Cadei).

Dominating the Piazza della Repubblica, this neoclassical building has been the natural home for international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920s. You can experience the true spirit of Milan, a fashion-conscious city with a reputation for exceptional style and world-class shopping, in this hotel where effortless elegance meets timeless tradition. The hotel boasts 257 rooms and 44 suite.

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Armani Hotel Milan

Located in the heart of the city, within the extraordinary palazzo at Via Manzoni 31, the Armani hotel was originally designed by Enrico A. Griffini and completed in 1937 in the rationalist style of the time. Plus the hotel is only a few minutes away from the luxury shopping streets of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, the famous La Scala theatre and the spectacular Piazza del Duomo.

Boasting 95 rooms and suites and the Armani presidential suite, on two levels connected by a magnificent stairway that makes a striking architectural impact. Each element has been personally designed by Giorgio Armani and has been chosen for its sculptural,
aesthetic and sensual qualities. The hotel’s restaurant draws on the rich gastronomic traditions of Italy whilst the lounge overlooks the magnificent skyline and terraces of Milan.

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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May 28, 2015 | Europe Italy Milan Travel Western Europe | View comments

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