It was with great excitement that I returned to the Four Seasons, Milan, one of the city’s finest hotels, knowing the hotel had recently undergone a partial renovation, including some of its rooms and suites. And I could not not be more happy to discover an exquisit transformation, which has maintained the spirit of the hotel while adding an air of renewal.
Under the careful observation and guidance of General Manager Vincenzo Finizzola, French interior designer Pierre Yves Rochon has succeeded in blending understated luxury, otherwise part of the DNA of Four Seasons with Italian influences. In my Executive Suite, I loved the contemporary leather Giorgetti signature chairs, the leather bed and the soft and very comfortable sofa.
The dark green color palatte could not be more elegant and sofisticated especially mixed with the dark wooden floors. The classic carpet and the wool curtains highlighted even further the residential feel. Illy Francis Coffee machines, fine Italian linen and bespoke toiletries by Florence based parfumier Vincenzo Villoresi, all complete the ‘Italian touch’. A second color scheme in dark red is featured, as an alternative for guests.
Much like I was expecting, rooms and suites have also seen an upgrade in terms of technology, with the addition of two large UHD SmartTvs and brand new easy-to-use screen phones. Lighting has been improved both in the room but also bathrooms, where new mirrors have been added.
Watch a video preview of the renovated Executive Suite at Four Seasons, Milan
For the ultimate luxury experience, the Four Seasons, Milan proposes a brand new Royal Suite, which features an expansive outdoor terrace and garden and which can be accessed by private elevator. A large bedroom which resembles a mountain chalet is completed by an original and very colourful French-inspired living space. The views from the terrace and the living room are spectacular.
But the highlight of my stay was undoubtedly the Spa. I found it truly impressive how Spanish interior designer Patricia Urquiola made use of the space of the former cellar of the hotel, developing over a total of 800 sqm several complex facilities: a 14 m heated swimming pool, 6 treatments rooms including seven treatment rooms, a couples treatment room featuring a jacuzzi, female and men’s change rooms equipped with Turkish baths, a fitness centre, a hair spa by Rossano Ferretti and a state-of-the-art fitness room (including a Kinesis station by Technogym).
One of the exquisit touches of the designer is the relaxation room which resembles the living room of an apartment, complete with B&B sofas and voluminous lamps both designed by Urquiola. By mixing several materials such as glass with dark peach accents, marble mixed walls and panels as well as an uphosltery motive on some of the walls, the designer has achieved in recreating a sophisticated and cocoon-like ambiance. Some of the less obvious touches such as adding thick columns by the pool to enhance privacy, are also impressive.
I had a Sodashi body treatment using Himalayan salt and green tea, which was a perfect start for the day. The Spa also features beauty treatments by La Prairie and London based Sarah Chapman. Make sure you do not miss a facial by Sarah Chapman or a Caviar body treatment by La Prairie.
The new improvements of its facilities are only going to consolidate Four Seasons Milan’s leading position among luxury hotels, having exceptionally maintained its flawless standard of service.
Oliver Petcu in Milan
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