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Mandarin Oriental Milan

Sophisticated, grand, lavish

Via Andegari 9, Milan 20121

39-02-87318888

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At a Glance

Located near the best shopping of the Quadrilatero d’Oro, the Mandarin fuses contemporary Italian design with the brand’s distinctive Asian aesthetic.

Indagare Loves

  • The Mandarin Bar and its private entrance, perfect for mingling with locals over an aperitivo
  • The 9,000-square-foot spa, which boasts a Thai massage room, heated indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center
  • The two elegant courtyards where guests can relax in comfortable lounge chairs

Review

Opened in late 2015, the Mandarin Oriental Milan is the city’s newest five-star hotel. The Italian city has long attracted fashionistas, designers and business travelers, but recently the cosmopolitan city has been experiencing a Renaissance thanks an influx of investments, most notably seen in this grand hotel.

The Mandarin occupies a prime location on the quiet Via Andegari, just off of the bustling Via Alessandro Manzoni. Built in an 18th-century Italian palazzo, the property pays meticulous attention to its historical structure while also infusing an updated urban sensibility. Established Milanese designers Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel (who also designed the nearby Bulgari) are responsible for the lavish interiors, which mix Italian glamour with Asian simplicity.

The 104-room hotel features dimly-lit hallways that lead to large, natural light–filled guest rooms. The décor is contemporary with Italian oak walls and hard-wood floors. Rooms are decorated in a neutral palate with splashes of lavender and rich taupe, and most boast white marble bathrooms with double vanities and oversized basin tubs. Rooms feature high-tech amenities, including iPod docks and high-speed WiFi, and luxurious comforts like Pañpuri bath products and custom-made Egyptian cotton linens.

The lively Mandarin Bar is a favorite with locals, who enter via a separate entrance to bypass the hotel’s bustling lobby. The attractive crowd mingles at the black onyx marble bar or unwinds on lounge chairs with an aperitivo (don’t miss the signature Negroni del Professore, made with smoked Campari). The décor channels a modern aesthetic with geometric black and white tiling. Seta is the hotel’s fine dining option and serves Italian specialties including truffle risotto and poached sea bass.

Who Should Stay

Refined couples or business travelers who love the Mandarin Oriental aesthetic and want to stay within walking distance of high-end shopping, La Scala, the Duomo and the city center.

Written by Laura Fishman

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