ilan is the worldwide capital city of fashion and design. Likewise, it is highly well-known for its gastronomy and luxury boutiques, from fashion and jewelry to art. The perfect city trip in Milan would gather cultural visits, like the unmissable stop to the Duomo cathedral, a lovely evening at the Teatro Alla Scala, with a shopping session Via Monte Napoleone, not to mention a high-flying culinary experience in the Brera district. But where to stay? Only a step-throw away from the center of the city's attractions, you will love the Mandarin Oriental, Milan.
Located in former buildings from the 18th century, the hotel overlooks two parallel streets. The main entrance is in the charming street of Via Andegari, where you will arrive on an elegant arch and facade that reminds authentic and splendor Italian palazzo. The second one is on the street above, Via Monte di Pietà, where the entrance gives direct access to the Bar and Seta Restaurant of Mandarin Oriental, Milan. Initially, the place was built as a luxurious Italian mansion named Palazzo Confalonieri. Since its creation, the four buildings hosted various Italian institutions such as the city’s tax office, between the 1930s and 1950s, and a bank from the 60s.
In 2007, the entire renovation project of these four buildings, 12 000sqm, started to construct the Mandarin Oriental, Milan. The 5-star hotel finally settled in the iconic building in 2015. To design this project, they chose the ultimate Milanese interior design company Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. The famous archistar Antonio Citterio well-combined a classic Milanese style with strong decorative materials and expressive colors in the hotel’s interior, nuanced by a neutral and rigorous design language and custom-made furniture.
Mandarin Oriental, Milan offers 104 rooms, including 34 suites and junior suites. When it comes to pushing the doors of Mandarin Oriental, Milan, you’ll arrive in a warm atmosphere made of big open spaces. The lobby houses a beautiful fireplace to welcome guests. Each room is conceived with a very elegant style, a king-size bed, with velvet furniture to bring a warm and oriental atmosphere, with refined marble bathroom with bathtub and
a very spacious walk-in shower.
The Bar & Bistrot of the hotel is located downstairs, next to the lobby area, and is the hotel’s beating heart. The executive Chef Antonio Guida creates lunch and dinner bistros menus. You’ll have the option to have a coffee time or lunch inside, surrounded by a modern and elegant set with black and white geometric mosaic patterns, together with glasses, mirrors, and other reflecting surfaces. Or choose to explore the charming outdoor courtyard to enjoy a pleasant business lunch while enjoying a sweet climate.
For a most outstanding culinary experience, you’ll be delighted by a dinner at the Seta Restaurant. Guests will enjoy the fine cuisine elaborated by Chef Antonio Guida, awarded in November 2016 with 2 Michelin Stars. Plus, the restaurant offers a memorable experience at the Duomo Private Dining Room designed by Fornasetti, available for a maximum of 8 guests, from where you’ll be able to watch the Chef preparing your delicate feast through large glass windows.
The hotel houses an outstanding wellness area, blended with oriental and feng shui touches. While walking in the Spa, you’ll notice a lovely fountain based on the feng shui relaxation approach, calling for interior peace and rejuvenation. Mandarin Oriental Milan Spa has six treatment rooms, including two single rooms, two double rooms, one Thai Massage room, and one Spa suite. You’ll be seduced by the felted atmosphere of the heated pool and attracted by the intense blue color reflected in the shadow of this temple of wellness. It is the perfect place to free your soul and body and take a pure moment of tranquility for yourself.
A fitness center is well-equipped with modern and high-tech training equipment facing the pool. A lovely place to train while admiring the beautiful and quiet surroundings.
Mandarin Oriental, Milan embraces sustainability
Indeed, the hotel is committed to supporting ecology and sustainability at all levels. They’re “Acting with Responsibility,” meaning they’re implementing their global sustainability initiatives. They eliminate every single use of plastic at Mandarin Oriental, Milan. Within the hotel, they have a whole department composed of 12 people dedicated to determining the best practices to reduce the impact of their activities on the planet. This focus on sustainability translates over to the food and beverage office offering, too. Hotel food suppliers possess certificates that guarantee they are not using unsustainable practices, such as fish farming.
Moreover, the source of the electricity that fuels the hotel is renewable energy. But the need to act better also includes:
- Working with children’s charities.
- Supporting families of children with disabilities.
- Employing refugees and staff with special needs.
This central concern shows that the luxury hospitality Mandarin group is willing to handle heavy topics to fight for the protection of the environment and promote equal opportunities.
Find more information on the website www.mandarinoriantal.com