Tucked away on a private road in the heart of Milan, the 61-key Bulgari Hotel Milano — a favourite of celebrities like Sting — is an oasis from the city’s hustle and bustle. The property was the historic jewellery brand’s first foray into hospitality and opened in 2004. Since then, it has become a covetable address for the fashion set and well-heeled travellers, beloved for its intimacy and verdant garden. And with a recent renovation to its namesake suite, it’s now better than ever. By Christina Liao
Italy’s most lavish hotel suite: An oasis away from the city’s hustle and bustle
Occupying the entire fifth floor, the Bulgari Suite now measures slightly more than 4,000 square feet (371.6 sq metres). The luxurious penthouse has expanded from one to two bedrooms. It boasts expansive closets, comfortable mattresses draped with Bulgari wool and cashmere throws, and custom drapes and headboards featuring the brand’s iconic eight-point star.
And while both have oversize bathrooms stocked with the brand’s signature toiletries and Dyson hairdryers, the master’s spa-like retreat is particularly special, with a walk-in shower that doubles as a steam room and a nearly one-ton tub carved from a single slab of marble, the latter of which required reinforcement of the floors.
In addition to the sumptuous quarters, there’s also plenty of space to lounge around. This lavish hotel suite in Italy features an expansive living room complete with a large sectional sofa, floor-to-ceiling windows, fireplace, a curated library with a mix of design and art books, a wraparound balcony, and a dining table set beneath a 1960s Murano glass chandelier. And to help facilitate private meals, there’s even a full kitchen with Miele appliances.
But that’s not all. The crown jewel of this lavish accommodation is arguably the rooftop terrace. The verdant enclave is lined with potted plants and a green wall, making it feel like a private garden. It’s fully furnished with chairs, sofas, and tables, making it an ideal spot for relaxation, an alfresco aperitivo, or even an outdoor dinner party. Bask in the sun or enjoy the stars — either way, you’ll have panoramic vistas of the city, including the Duomo di Milano.
Exclusive perks include a dedicated butler throughout your stay, in addition to a complimentary mini-bar and access to the hotel’s extensive wine cellar. And for those who maintain an exercise regimen while travelling, training equipment and Forme mirrors complete with virtual workout routines can be brought up to the suite upon request.
One of the most lavish hotel suites in Italy, The Bulgari Suite starts from EUR 16,500 (INR 13,56,537) per night. For more information or to book, visit BulgariHotels.com.
(This story first appeared on travelandleisure.com)
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