In the great Italian financial and fashion metropolis of Milan, the Four Seasons Hotel Milano housed in a former 15th century convent made good use of the six months the hotel was closed. The entire common areas, lobby and restaurant were completely reinvented with a contemporary interior designed by designer and architect Patricia Urquiola. Originally from Spain, she lives and works in Milan. Urquiola was already responsible for the expansion of the hotel’s SPA in 2011.
When you look at the space, you see how important it was to incorporate the historical elements into the modern design. In the lobby, neutral and light colours play with the historical elements of the former monastery, while the walls are decorated with bronze inserts and mirrors. The artworks that now grace the rooms, e.g. photographs by Vanessa Beecroft, were also curated accordingly.
Via the lobby, guests reach the new Zelo restaurant with a beautiful al fresco dining area in the courtyard garden. The Bar Stilla, also newly designed, is where you meet during the design and fashion weeks.
But the best part remains the former inner courtyard of the convent, which is now a lush garden where you can recharge your batteries between meetings and not feeling like you’re in the middle of the city.
A perfect place to spend two days getting in the mood for the festive season, buying gifts for family and friends and getting inspired by Italian chic.
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