Sleek style in Milan
70 Rooms / 34 Suites
Mandarin Oriental, Milan mixes timeless Milanese design with Mandarin’s signature Oriental charm and legendary hospitality. At the hotel, four interconnected 18th-century palazzos house 104 rooms and suites that overlook cobblestone streets and tranquil courtyards. As a former bank headquarters, the understated main entrance is on a discreet backstreet next to La Scala opera house, near the Duomo and Via della Spiga (where luxury shopping dreams are made).
Designed by Italian Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Interiros, its stylish contemporary-meets-classic look nods to Old World Milan with its feet firmly planted in the present. A luxe spa and hair salon, a refined Italian restaurant a bar with a lovely alfresco courtyard add to the considerable appeal to this glamorous new hotel.
Lavish rooms with wooden floors, boiserie walls and black oak wardrobes are washed in muted beige and purple palettes and start at 409 square feet — spacious for old Milan. Bathrooms are black or white Italian marble with walk-in water closets, double sinks, Dr. Vranjes beauty products and a glass wall that becomes transparent or opaque at the push of a button.
The 34 suites begin with the Junior Suite at 537 square feet and top out at the terraced Presidential Suite, which is 1,612 square feet and has a private kitchen and Brazilian marble bathroom floors.
The Drinking and Dining
The design of the Mandarin Bar & Bistro showcases walls crafted in black-and-white geometric mosaic marble. The black laminate trompe l'oeil ceiling creates the illusion of an endless chamber above a generous black marble bar flanked by lounge areas.
An outdoor courtyard arranged with lounge sofas, lounge sofas and a bistro area features walls carved with ancient emblems of the Lombardy provinces. Contemporary, relaxed bistro fare is what’s on offer here — expect flavorful dishes like ravioli stuffed with salted codfish and wasabi-scented peas cream. Bespoke cocktails by barman Matteo Rizzolo include the signature Americano in Falsa Noce made with Cocchi Red, Campari bitter and walnut-flavored foam.
At the luxury hotel’s fine-dining restaurant Seta (it means “silk”), acclaimed chef Antonio Guida's contemporary Italian cuisine is blended with French techniques and served over plates from Milanese artist Piero Fornasetti. You’ll find dishes like spaghetti with mackerel sauce and cuttlefish mingling with others like lamb scented with sate, marinated courgettes, goat cheese and citron on the menu.
The indoor dining room has wood floors and wood-paneled walls along with turquoise-blue velvet chairs. Large windows framed in green Italian marble overlook a stone-laid, flowering courtyard where linen-draped tables have views into the open kitchen. An intimate marble dining room is available for private parties and events for up to eight guests. Chef Nicola Di Lena’s pastry menu features exotic desserts, and a wine list offers more than 500 labels.
Variegated and granite stones and warm mid-toned wood reflect the subterranean spa’s age-old Oriental style, and its holistic treatments are based on the five feng shui elements. Among six private treatment rooms, you will find two couples' rooms, two single rooms, one Thai room and one couple suite that includes double treatment tables, showers, a whirlpool, a steam room and a private changing room.
The Milan hotel’s indoor heated pool, laid retro-looking turquoise tile, crowns a sauna, steam room and relaxation area. Bespoke treatments range from aromatherapy massages and body exfoliations to manicures/pedicures and excellent hair styling at the Massimo Serini salon.
You’ll also encounter a spa boutique and a state-of-the-art fitness center. If you book a treatment — and we suggest you do — be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes early to relax in the spa’s steam room before consulting with a therapist and experiencing the signature pre-treatment foot ritual.