Milan is a relatively small city but just like its people, it can wow you with classically beautiful aesthetics. The streets of this Italian commercial hub is peppered with buildings that have an understated elegance. It is a very, very, very stylish city.
Not too far from the world-famous Teatro alla Scala is the Mandarin Oriental, Milan. Opening earlier this year, the hotel sits in four 18th-century buildings with 73 rooms and 31 suites boasting of contemporary Italian design and timeless Oriental luxury and service. Guests can enjoy fine dining at Seta headed by acclaimed chef Antonio Guida (formerly of two Michelin-starred Pelicano) or a more casual experience at the Mandarin Bar. There’s also a spa which offers great beauty and relaxation amenities.
The bar is a lovely spot to refuel. The cocktails are pretty good and the coffee is as bold and as strong as the lounge interiors. There’s a courtyard where you can hang out al fresco in the warmer months (while watching beautiful people). I can’t fault the warm smiles we got during our visit.
The Mandarin Oriental Bar is truly a gem. Of course, there are independent cafes and cocktail bars around the city, but this place speaks volumes in indulgence and luxurious service.
Have you been to Milan? What’s your favourite spot?
Mandarin Oriental, Via Andegari, 9, San Babila, Milano 20121
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