Where to Stay for Milan Fashion Week
These are the most luxurious hotels to book in the stylish Italian city.Read More
The stylish marathon that is Fashion Month is in full swing, and soon, a swarm of designers, models and editors will be heading to Milan for the SS23 shows. While Milan is already one of the most fashionable cities to visit, it gets an extra edge during this particular stretch of time. This year, the runway shows will take place from September 20 through September 26, 2022, and if you're making your way to the chic Italian city for Fashion Week (or just for a leisurely getaway!), then you'll need to make sure you've booked stylish accommodations for your stay.
There's no shortage of luxurious hotels in Milan, but certain spots manage to stand out from the rest. Below, see the top hotels to book for Milan Fashion Week—or any other trip to the city.
Four Seasons Hotel Milano
- Via Gesù, 6-8, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
When in doubt, you can't go wrong with the Four Seasons, where you know you'll always get the elevated hotel brand's impressive service, luxurious amenities and plush accommodations. Don't fret if you're worried a big brand means there's no uniqueness, as the Four Seasons Hotel Milano is located within a former convent that dates back to the 15th century, so it's truly steeped in history. The hotel, which first opened in 1993, reopened last year after a six-month renovation, with fresh interiors courtesy of Italian designer Patricia Urquiola. There's a chic in-hotel restaurant, Zelo, in addition to a fun bar.
Grand Hotel et de Milan
- Via Alessandro Manzoni, 29, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
If you're preferential to ornate Italian maximalism, look no further than the historic Grand Hotel et de Milan, which was originally built in 1863 and was once the home of composer Giuseppe Verdi. The boutique hotel, a part of Leading Hotels of the World, is comprised of 72 rooms and 23 suites, all of which are outfitted with contemporary yet classic furniture that complements the parquet floors and 18th-century moldings. There's also a fine dining restaurant, Don Carlos, in addition to a more casual eatery, Caruso.
Galleria Vik Milano
- Via Silvio Pellico, 8, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Galleria Vik Milano is Vik Retreats' first hotel in Europe, and brings the best of the South American-based brand to the fashionable Italian city. Indeed, the location really can't be topped, as the hotel is situated within the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The five-story property is composed of 89 carefully renovated suites, with bold pops of color as well as works and installations by both Uruguayan and Italian artists. You're right in the heart of Milan, so there's no shortage of delightful restaurants, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't check out the hotel's dining options, including VIK Pellico Otto.
- Via Andegari, 9, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
The glamorous Mandarin Oriental Milan is surely one of the swankiest hotels in the city, and has been a favorite of the jet set ever since it first opened in 2015. The hotel, which was designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio, is sleek yet homey; it's inspired by 1940s Milanese interior decor. There are 70 rooms and 37 suites, as well as two courtyards with al fresco dining options, including the two Michelin-starred Seta. If you have the time, you must check out the soothing spa, with its six treatment rooms and an indoor swimming pool, because sometimes you just want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a day getting pampered.
- Corso di Porta Nuova, 1, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Busy fashionistas who are heading to Milan for Fashion Week will adore the Palazzo Parigi, as not only is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, but it's also one of the most conveniently located for all the shows, as it's situated right by the fashion district. Palazzo Parigi, a Leading Hotels of the World member, opened in 2013 after an impressive renovation and redesign courtesy of the owner, Italian architect Paola Giambelli. There are 54 rooms and 41 suites, which are outfitted with either a Milanese focus (think cream and wood decor with contemporary details or Parisian style with more of a fanciful, feminine look). Every single room has a terrace or balcony, so you can take in the picturesque Milan cityscape. The hotel is also home to the largest spa in the city, with a hammam, Finnish sauna, ice bath and swimming pool. On the dining front, there's the Gastronomic Restaurant, plus the more casual Caffé Parigi, and finally, a dreamy garden for afternoon tea or an al fresco moment.