Bright elegance in the heart of Milan
88 Rooms / 33 Suites
Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa Milano is one of the best examples of Milan’s fluid mix of tradition and style. Opened in 2013 as the city’s first large-scale boutique hotel, Palazzo Parigi is a fabulous stage for design created by architect and owner Paola Giambelli, who combined Paris chic with Milan flair, aiming to herald the renaissance of a city that was originally known as Rome’s austere sister but is now the Italian darling of fashion, finance and gastronomy.
If you want to make the most out of Milan, whether business or pleasure, you need three things: style, sensibility and access. That means an address in the central Moscova neighborhood that comes courtesy of a long weekend at Palazzo Parigi, a beautiful, modernist townhouse.
Located on Corso di Porta Nuova, an area rich in contemporary art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, the luxury hotel is within an easy 10- to 15-minute walk in any direction of the city’s must-visit destinations: the fashion Quadrangle, Via Monte Napoleone and architectural time-piece Villa Cecchi Campiglio. The list goes on: to the southeast, La Scala and the Galleria; to the south, the Duomo; to the north, shopping mecca Corso Como; to the southwest, the artsy Brera district and its incredible Brera Museum; to the east, the vast green space Giardini Pubblici; and to the west, the monumental Castello Sforzesco, La Triennial Design Museums and verdant Parco Sempione.
Walk to any of these destinations, and you’ll get the mood of the city as you stumble across cafés, boutiques, galleries and other businesses.
If Palazzo Parigi’s entrance — a stunning grand ballroom of marbles with a Murano glass chandelier — doesn’t impress you, then the polyglot concierge team will. This incredible savvy group seems to have stepped right off the runway and out of the pages of Vogue Italia, and it will make sure you have everything you need during your stay.
The rooms and suites occupy seven of the 10 levels and are decorated in in modern Milan and Romantic Paris style, which means Italian touches like metal and dark wood and French flourishes accentuate the spaces.
The accommodations have small balconies with either inward courtyard or street-side downtown views, and the bathrooms are entirely marble with separate soaking tubs and showers. Request anything sixth floor and above if you prefer the inner courtyard.
The Milan hotel prides itself on being photo perfect. Its banquet rooms host international events, while Caffe Parigi, the ground-floor restaurant, is a triple threat with a lounge of rich leather and woods that would make JP Morgan swoon, a neoclassical dining room that often doubles as fashion magazine backdrop, and a garden for cocktails and outdoor meals. In-room dining from the restaurant is available as well.
If you’ve been busy walking and shopping up the miles, the third floor is the destination for you. Palazzo Parigi’s 15,000-square-foot Grand Spa is a modern Bedouin palace, a blissfully airy therapeutic complex with themed treatment rooms, a hammam, a steam bath, a Finnish sauna, a panoramic relaxation room, a fitness area and a private outdoor terrace.