It's almost upon us, Milan Design Week 2012 is about to welcome people from all over the world into its arms and Swide has 5 hotel suggestions to make sure you have the perfect place to rest your weary heads after a long day.
With 77 themes to select from, Château Monfort promises to give you the most comfortable stay possible, using the most advanced sound-proofing and air-conditioning technology available. The rooms are all themed, lending their inspiration from Fairy Tales and Childhood Memories and immersing you in sumptuous neo-romantic styled environments that include enchanting private gardens in the heart of the city.
Château Monfort Hotel in Milan, Corso Concordia 1-20129 Tel. +39 02 77676.1
In the streets neighbouring the Duomo of Milan you'll find The Gray; a hotel that prides itself on being cutting-edge with its attitude to design and interiors and it is safe to say that they aren't wrong. Openly admitting that they are not the grand affair you would expect to find in a Baroque city, they say that the combination of ebony wood and ivory-coloured fabrics and leather bears a certain warmth that can be likened to that of a family home. If you are looking for a home from home for your stay in Milan, then The Gray is perfect for you.
The Gray Via San Raffaele, 6, 20121, +39 02 720 8951
For those looking to escape the city at the end of a long day then The Hub might be to your liking and, with its efficient shuttle service, the city will never feel out of reach. This 162 rooms of The Hub also include Superior and Deluxe rooms, offering the same design details and hi-tech touches found in the Classic rooms, just on a grander scale. Also, if the view is important, I advise that you grab a room on the upper floors to wakeup to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps. With its wellness spa and fitness centre, the hotel is also perfect for those wanting to break out in a sweat and relax before bedtime.
The Hub Hotel - Via Privata Polonia, 10 Tangenziale Ovest - A4/A8 Uscita V.le Certosa 20157 Milano - Italia Tel. +39 02 78627000
Antica Locanda dei Mercanti
A short walk from Milan's historical centre, the slight streets of Brera and the fashion district, Antica Locanda dei Mercanti will captivate you with its surprising light rooms that are masked the severe 18th-century building. With the inclusion of 4 private terraces, this hotel is a rare find in the heart of Milan where you can be at such peace in the middle of such a bustling urban environment. So, if the thought of being a stones throw away from all the Design Week action (parties) sounds like your kind of thing, then I suggest you get booking!
Antica Loccanda dei Mercanti, Via San Tomaso, 6, 20121 - TEL +39 02 8054080
The Idea Hotel Bicocca
With their keen eye for design detail, you'll feel like you've walked onto the set of a photoshoot when you arrive at The Idea Hotel. Located near the quiet district of Bicocca, the hotel is positioned to allow easy access to the city and at the same time offering a respite after a long day on your feet. They pride themselves on their breakfasts, which you can expect to include home baked sweet and salty treats, locally sourced offerings and also a changing menu according to the time of year. Sound good to you? Well, check it out.
The Idea Hotel, Via della Giustizia, 10/d - 20125 Tel: +39 02 366685