Milan’s stylish spa sanctuary
7 Treatment Rooms
Housed in the basement of a 15th-century convent, The Spa at Four Seasons Milano is an 8,600- square-foot escape from the city’s bustling high-end fashion district, Quadrilatero d'Oro. Celebrated architect Patricia Urquiola crafted an inviting and modern atmosphere, while incorporating some of the original character of building into the design. The vaulted ceilings above the pool once covered a 19th-century wine cellar but now blend seamlessly into laser-etched Carrara marble walls. Materials native to the region are used throughout Four Seasons Hotel Milano's spa, including the walnut-clad changing rooms. Shades of gray and cream create a warm and luxurious environment.
Separate men’s and women’s changing rooms have Turkish baths and Scottish showers (alternating hot and cold water), as well as an array of toiletries to get catwalk-ready following a treatment (this is Milan, after all). The luxury spa features seven treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite with a private Jacuzzi. With soft lighting and arched 200-year-old ceilings, the 46-foot lap pool is flanked on one side by a row plush lounge chairs. Forget your swimming suit? No problem. Disposable ones are available.
The 1,700-square-foot fitness center is open 24 hours a day. With equipment from Technogym, Arkè circuit machines, weights, kettle balls, mats and stretching machines, you can easily keep up with your workout regimen here. Also available are personal training, yoga lessons and a suspended screen that plays yoga videos so that you can follow along. Hair is attended to in the Rossano Ferretti Hair Salon. Offering a full range of services, the salon also provides Ferretti’s signature “Methodo” cut, which involves considering a guest’s personality, body and hair type before a single snip.
A wide range of facials featuring products from Swiss Perfection and Sodashi are meant to rejuvenate, hydrate and brighten skin. The 60-minute Cellular Exclusive Lift Concept facial is one of the most indulgent treatments and aims to contour the face and simultaneously smooth wrinkles. Another all-star anti-aging treatment was designed by acclaimed London facialist Sarah Chapman, and combines serums, peels and masks to promote younger-looking skin. Sodashi products are used during body treatments and combine organic ingredients such as plant extracts and essential oils. Detoxifying and contouring body wraps and scrubs hydrate and revitalize the skin, too.
The massage menu provides a variety of options to satisfied even the most stressed traveler. Relaxing, energizing and detoxifying massages are available, along with sessions that specifically target feet or back. Specialty rubdowns include the Body and Soul Ayurvedic, which incorporates stimulation of energy points, and the Hot Lava Stone Ritual, which uses warm lava stones and natural oils.
The Milan spa’s signature treatments are a nod to the area’s wine history, using products known for their antioxidant qualities, such as bioflavonoids and anthocyanins from grapevines, and polyphenols from fermented red grapes. A Lume Di Calice is a massage that includes a candle that melts into a balm. You will again be ready for high heels after the Danza Tra Gli Acini treatment in which a footbath, scrub, peel and massage rejuvenate tired feet. For the ultimate combination, Carezze Di Vite & Abraccio Tra I Filari is a body and facial anti-aging treatment designed to nourish and fight free radicals from head to toe.