“Elegant 108-room hotel in a 19th-century palazzo next to the Galleria and near the Duomo and La Scala. Sleek accommodations combine contemporary and classical styles, and contain features such as hand-blown Murano light fixtures. Spacious Italian marble baths offer glass-walled rainfall showers, sunken tubs and double sinks. Public areas include a splendid glass-domed lobby lounge for all-day dining, an elegant gourmet restaurant serving innovative Italian cuisine, and an inviting bar. Newly renovated small spa with gym and steam rooms.”
“Exquisitely restored landmark hotel [95 rooms] in fashion district near the Brera, Castello Sforzesco and La Scala. Splendid art nouveau lobby lounge and cozy Don Carlos dinner/after-theater restaurant decorated with opera memorabilia. Rooms in 19th-century art nouveau or art deco styles offer modern comforts and technology; also charming bar and glassed-terrace fitness center.”
“Stylish villa-hotel housing the gourmet ‘Total Cuisine’ restaurant of famed chef Gualtiero Marchesi, in the hills of Franciacorta, near unspoiled Lake Iseo, 45 minutes east of Milan. Fifty-seven exquisitely decorated lodgings with lavish baths occupy a rambling 19th-century villa and several annexes set amid lovely grounds. Lavish 15,000-square-foot Spa Henri Chenot with a 30-strong team of doctors, therapists, dieticians, osteopaths and beauticians, plus hydromassage and counter-current swimming pool.”
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