The first hotel opened by Italian jeweller and watchmaker, Bvlgari Hotel Milan enjoys a unique location in the very heart of Milan, an oasis of calm and serenity, on its own private street and boasting it very own 4,000 sqm private garden, a natural extension of the nearby Botanical Garden. The hotel is within minutes from all major attractions of Milan, including the best luxury shopping in Milan’s Quadrilatero.
For the hotel’s 10th anniversary, Italian architect and interior design team Antonio Citterio – Patricia Viel and Partners revamped all aesthetic aspects of the luxury hotel, from facade to foundation. Clad in rich natural materials, the contemporary sleek interiors play to the strengths of the Italian design, creativity and ultimate craftsmanship.
Rooms are large, abundant in solid teak wood, leather and limestone, utmost attention being paid to comfort and functionality. There are also silver accents such as lighting fixtures and lamps, thus paying tribute to Bvlgari’s first craft as a silversmith. Each accommodation boasts oversized bathrooms, abundant in limestone and Zimbabwe black granite, which convey a feel of majestic which goes beyond luxury.
Of the total number of accommodations (60), over half are suites, including the recently built rooftop floor which houses the brand new Bvlgari Suite a lavish penthouse with a heavenly rooftop private garden of 194 sqm and a 210 sqm two-bedroom suite of impeccable contemporary design. The new Bvlgari Suite uniquely features 360-degree panoramic views of Milan.
Regardless of the accommodation type, the basics are the same at all Bvlgari Hotels – divinely comfortable beds (custom made) with high-tread satin cotton bedding, flawless indoor and outdoor soundproofing, state of the art technology – high speed wi-fi, Smart Tv’s with Apple and smart tech integration capabilities, large bathrooms and oversized wardrobes.
The new suite boasts all the latests state-of-the-art technologies, which enhance functionality, such as seamless controls of the entire room, from AC to curtains and DND. The brand new limestone walk-in shower is activated at a touch of a button, including the temperature which can be precisely set digitally. A free-standing all-marble bathtub, Bvlgari bespoke bathroom amenities a Dyson hair dryers complement the Spa-like bathrooms.
The centre point of the hotel is undoubtedly its the large oval-shaped Bar and the restaurant which is headed by Michelin-starred Chef Niko Romito. The more theatrical elegant setting of the indoor is exquisitely complemented by the large patio and outdoor terrace, which expands further into the garden of the hotel, thus allowing for an ideal mix of casual and formal.
Chef Niko has created his own concept around contemporary Italian cuisine, spending two years studying traditional techniques and ingredients in order to build a canon of modern Italian cooking in which flavour is foremost and the essence of “Made in Italy” comes through in every element.
This streamlining of classic methods in pursuit of an ingenious new paradigm is at the heart of the menu, so that guests are taken on an exceptional culinary journey that includes Niko’s signature dishes such as ‘Antipasto all’Italiana’ and re-codified versions of the traditional Lasagna, veal Milanese, Potato Ravioli with Red Prawns and Squids, and Tiramisù.
The effortless service extended impeccably by the entire team complements the aesthetic of the venue which, at times, feels like a catwalk. This is the actual ultimate achievement of luxury – ultimate desirability and prestige. It is also the achievement of Bvlgari Hotels which draws on the DNA of the house of Bvlgari, recreating a genuine lifestyle offering of the highest luxury hospitality standards. It is also the consistency achieved with each new property opening, Milan remaining a true flagship.
The Spa has also been established as one of the finest luxury hotel Spas in Milan, with a wide range of skincare and body treatments. The signature Bulgari swimming pool is a well sized rectangle delectably floored with striking green tiles – you will also enjoy the heat experiences or simply just lounging by the pool. Facials and cosmetology treatments are performed with La Mer, while the holistic treatments, including ayurvedic, are based on Mauli products.
Oliver Petcu in Milan
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