You’re probably not cool enough for the Armani Hotel—located, as expected, in Milan’s most exclusive shopping district, Quadrilatero della Moda—but it’s fun to pretend while people-watching the fashionistas and wannabes who congregate here. Each of the 95 guest rooms is decorated in minimalist beige-on-beige style and, of course, Armani furnishings. In another cool touch, in-room iPads control absolutely everything, from the TV to the lights to ordering room service. Items in the mini-bars are complimentary, though for libations of the alcoholic variety you’ll want to head up to the Armani/Bamboo Bar, with its stupendous city views.
The Quadrilatero della Moda area is Milan’s shopping central, filled with luxurious high-end designer shops.
1. Teatro alla Scala: For world-class opera in sumptuous surroundings
2. Pinacoteca di Brera: For an amazing collection of Renaissance art
3. DMagazine Outlet: For fabulous fashion at discount prices
Time Out tip
Michelin-starred Armani/Ristorante makes a lovely place to enjoy light, flavorful Italian dishes while city-gazing through the floor-to-ceiling windows.