Situated on the edge of the fashion and shopping district, this elegantly restored palazzo has a prime location in the retail mecca that is Milan. With historic trams rattling past, it’s easy to hop onboard here and travel to La Scala opera house, the magnificent Duomo and its Piazza, and countless museums and galleries. There are shops from Prada to Louis Vuitton in abundance in the nearby, boutique-laden Quadrilatero d’Oro, and no shortage of elegant streets worthy of an evening stroll.
A seductive underground space, the Amore e Psiche spa has an otherworldly feel with well-appointed relaxation spaces, a Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, and saltwater pool with chromotherapy. In addition to these first-class facilities there are treatments rooms that offer services such as aromatherapy massages and skin-firming facials. When you’re done, settle down amid the cushions and enjoy a mint tea as you allow yourself to truly relax and unwind.
Resembling a French château, the interiors of Château Monfort – a building that dates to the early 20th-century – are as quirky and surreal as they are luxurious. An eclectic choice awaits, and you may find fashionable objects such as antique birdcages or exquisite floral prints depending on which style you choose. With 77 rooms and suites and five-star service, what’s consistent are the fine fabrics and furnishings, not to mention the helpfulness of the staff.
Aperitivo is Milan’s iconic cocktail hour, and under a large clockface, the Bar Mezzanotte is the destination for sumptuous snacks and decadent drinks. If you’re not feeling sociable, sneak away to the spa or for a spot of shopping. The hotel staff will be full of tips for the very best places to splash your euros, and the highly efficient concierge service here means tailored trips for the highlights of fashion, food, art and history that Milan has by the bucket-load.
It may at first look ostentatious, but the Rubacuori Restaurant is a haven of fine dining set amid a fairy-tale Alice in Wonderland-style space. The intimate mirror-surfaced tables are complemented by heart-shaped chairs and the love is certainly lavished on the food too. By day it’s the place for a memorable afternoon tea or lunch, and come evening you may want to retreat here for comforting tortellini, carbonara, steaks, gnocchi and seafood. Wines come straight from a well-stocked cellar.
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