Baglioni Hotel Carlton

A posh palazzo in fashionable Milan
Since 1962, Italian style, culture and tradition have been preserved at Baglioni Hotel Carlton, a five-story boutique hotel that was once a mansion and has hosted high-profile guests, including the Dalai Lama, Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney.

Located in the heart of Milan’s fashion district, the 18th-century palazzo is the only Milan hotel to boast a discreet doorway onto Via della Spiga, a historic, cobblestone-shopping street in the heart of the chic Quadrilatero.

The family-owned Baglioni Hotel Group’s Milan property incorporates Italian hospitality through intimate touches, such as the antique furniture in suites and common areas, which has been curated from the personal collection of the hotel’s founder and president, Roberto Polito.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• The Baglioni Hotel Carlton occupies a prestigious position in the heart of the city, within walking distance to famous landmarks and right on the Via della Spiga, the most celebrated shopping street in the city.

• Spiga 8 Spa serves as an urban oasis in the city center offering a variety of treatments using luxury skincare brands like Natura Bisse and the latest technologies such as NuFACE.

• The English-themed Baretto al Baglioni is one of the most famous restaurants in Milan and, since it’s located inside the hotel, you can score a reservation just by asking the concierge.

• The Baglioni’s gorgeously appointed suites are worth the splurge, offering spacious and stylish accommodations as well as perks like complimentary breakfast, packing and unpacking service and extra luxurious ORTIGIA bath products.
Things to Know
• The 24-hour fitness center houses Technogym cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Personal trainers and yoga instructors are available for private sessions, too.

• The chic Milan hotel does allow small pets at a rate of $55 per night.
The Rooms
• While the Milan hotel rooms vary in décor, expect classic, modernized luxury — think plush drapes and wood floors.

• Some have creamy palettes with contemporary leather details, dark woods and fabric-covered walls, while others are more traditional.

• Bathrooms are black marble retreats with walk-in travertine showers and Fico d'India beauty products by Ortigia Sicilia.

• At 1,938 square feet, the Montenapoleone Terrace Suite boasts a walk-in closet, a live-in marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi, and a large flowering terrace arranged with lounge furniture and tents.
The Restaurants
• Lit by Murano glass chandeliers, Caffè Baglioni is a sophisticated, recently redesigned space open from early morning to late at night. Here you’ll find dynamic menus in the café, the light-filled terrace and the outdoor lounge.

• The breakfast menu was created by the University of Gastronomic Sciences, and offers fair-trade food in buffets and à la carte — a treat featuring Italian pastries you won’t want to skip.

• For lunch and dinner, Terrazza Baglioni provides a healthy menu with vegetarian and pork-free options designed by Sweet Elephant gourmands, such smoked salmon, avocado and yogurt pinzimonio (vegetable dip).

• The popular Milanese aperitivo begins at 7 p.m. For an authentic Italian cocktail hour experience, go for its most-requested drink, the Aperol Spritz, a mix of Aperol bitters, prosecco and a dash of soda.

• In English clubhouse style with rich wainscoting, Scottish carpets, horse-and-hound oil paintings and a smoking room, Baretto al Baglioni, one of the most popular restaurants in the city, serves traditional Milanese plates — cotoletta alla Milanese veal cutlet and the saffron-flavored risotto Milanese — by chef Tiziano Capon.
Getting There
Via Senato 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
LIN (14-22 min)  
Baglioni Hotel Carlton
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