A historical spot in Milan

From its convenient Piazza della Repubblica location, the 12-story Westin Palace Milan façade, striated in red Aswan and gray marble, has become a Milanese landmark. Dating from 1920, the original neoclassical-style building was renovated and expanded in 1950 after sustaining World War II damage.

Recently remodeled common areas, corridors and guest rooms have been polished up by designer Irene Pansadoro. Expect a grand, historical hotel with plenty of amenities.

The Rooms

In a mix of classic and modern architectural styles, the rooms benefit from Westin Hotels & Resorts signature services, such as its Heavenly Bath white tea aloe beauty amenities and its plush Heavenly Bed mattresses and bed linens collection.

Wrapped in neutral palettes with accent colors under crystal chandeliers, the Classic accommodations are decorated in traditional Empire-style design, and the Classic Superior rooms are inspired by Milanese vintage glamour with artwork by Jole Veneziani.

Suites feature gold-leaf accents, antiqued mirrors and mosaic-marble bathrooms. The 2,153-square-foot, split-level Presidential Suite boasts a private marble Turkish bath with Duomo views, a wine cellar, a grand piano and a 1,615-square-foot private terrace with a solarium and a hydrospa.

The Dining

Over oak floors, warm boiserie details and gold-leaf pilasters, the Empire-style Lounge Bar serves barman Luca Raimondo’s creative drinks, such as his off-menu S.P.G. — a mix of Sotol, St. Germain, tabasco and lime — named for the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program of the Milan hotel's parent company. An adjacent, intimate Smoking Lounge is arranged with dark English leather sofas placed around soaring pillars and under chandeliers.

At Westin Restaurant, chef Augusto Tombolato tailors Italian-inspired menus to daily market discoveries. Beveled mirrors, louvered windows, Rationalism-style furniture gleam under Achille Castiglioni Taraxacum lamps.

In spring and summer, Tombolato’s fare is also served on the first-floor, outdoor Ivory Terrace dressed with flowering jasmine and manicured botanicals.

The Spa

The spa and wellness center has a small, curated menu featuring Italian skin-care brand, Comfort Zone. (It also includes beauty treatments such as manicures, pedicures and waxing.) Ritual body treatments include basalt stones, aromatherapy, osteopathic and the popular Manspace toning massages.

The Skin Resonance treatment soothes delicate, sensitive skin with a nourishing emulsifier extracted from olive oil, Aquaderm and sunflower lipids.

The wellness-themed area also has a sauna, a steam bath and a 24-hour fitness center stocked with Technogym machines, weights and other wellness tools. A relaxation area has the hotel’s signature Jing Tea collection and low-calorie SuperFoodsRx menus. An in-room spa program provides services in the comfort of your own accommodations.

The Extras

The luxury hotel’s Secret Gardens program coordinates a picnic and tour of gated gardens, courtyards and parks across private homes, palaces, museums and religious institutions inaccessible to the public. Even better? The Personal Food Shopper program explores local produce markets, historical shops, family-run gastronomic boutiques and gourmet bistros, culminating in authentic, personalized food and wine tastings.

Fourteen meeting rooms are also bookable for private events, banquets and cocktails, many with large windows and oak wood floors. Additionally, a terrace solarium on the eighth floor, arranged with raffia loungers over stone floors, is open during the day and is available for private events, too.

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