In a former industrial-space-turned-hotel filled with modern art, this lively place to stay offers sleek modern rooms and a fun location near the Navigli canal district. The 246 modular guest rooms are all white with pops of colour; only junior suites and up come with desks and mini-bars. There’s also an in-house restaurant and bar—the latter by famed designer Karim Rashid—as well as a small gym and hammam (steam bath). Massages are available in the rooms after a hard day of Milan shopping.
The hip Navigli district is Milan’s own little Venice, known for its canals and its nightlife, with the highest concentration of bars for aperitivi (drinks and snacks) in town. Its interesting restaurants, cafes, and boutiques attract a youngish local crowd.
1. Al Pont de Ferr: For creative Italian cuisine and wine pairings
2. Mag Cafe: For aperitivo in a vintage cocktail bar
3. MUDEC: For a museum of art and culture in a restored factory
Time Out tip
Try one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes for a fun, fast way to navigate the city.