Wake Up In The Heart of Milan: Senato Hotel
VERIFIED BY: Cate, Managing Editor
ADDRESS: Via Senato, 22
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 43
DESIGN: Modern Milanese
HOSPITALITY: Quintessentially Italian
PERKS: The Rooftop
CONCLUSION: If you're in Milan for the shopping, the Senato is perfectly situated to shop, drop your bags, then bolt out and explore the rest of the city. But fair warning, you might never want to peel yourself from those incredibly white, and perfectly-pressed Egyptian cotton sheets.
Palatial private residence turned boutique hotel, the Senato exudes elegance and refinement at every turn.
Architect Alessandro Bianchi's modern-Milanese redesign breathed new life into the property and the competitive hotel scene here in the city, enticing guests away from famous institutions for a taste of bespoke design and boutique hospitality.
In the lobby, white and green striped marble floors evoke a sense of old world opulence with a contemporary twist. The hotel's signature Ginkgo Biloba leaf, gilded in gold behind the concierge desk, is also repeated throughout the hotel — speckled across all 43 rooms. The architect also called in a myriad of local talent to execute the design, including lighting company Bottega Gadda, to create the hotel's signature brass fixtures (which you'll contemplate stashing in your bag).
The design of the hotel is all about juxtaposition: plush, velvet-lined chairs next to silky-white sheets; brass fixtures, beer-bottle green accents; black and white couches; curved archways, parallel lines.
A Perfect day at the Senato? Start off with coffee in bed and breakfast down in the cafe or the back garden, then, grab your wallet and head to nearby Via Montenapoleone for some shopping. In the afternoon, drop your bags back at the hotel and enjoy a compari or spritz on the rooftop before heading out to do some sight-seeing. Nightcap on your balcony — optional. But, highly recommended.
private residence turned boutique hotel
CLOSE TO ALL THE BEST SHOPPING IN MILAN
the balcony suite overlooking the garden
Modern milanese OPULENCE
rooftop and gym. THERE'S ALSO A spa in the works.
MINI BAR raid:
plenty of italian drinks and treats
WHAT TO ORDER FROM ROOM SERVICE:
if you don't enjoy breakfast down in the elegant cafe, order the fresh-baked sweets, the cheese spread, charcuterie and hot coffee to enjoy in bed.
RESTAURANT + BAR:
EVERYTHING AT the Senato Caffè is hand picked DAILY by their resident Food Curator, Maddalena Fossati Dondero. LIKE THE HOTEL, THE FOOD IS MODERN, REFINED ITALIAN.