Tucked away in a quiet corner of downtown Milan just steps away from the gilded boutiques of Via Monte Napoleone, Bvlgari Hotel Milano is a home-from-home for many well-heeled travellers visiting the Italian capital.
This summer, competition to secure the hotel’s best suites will intensify thanks to the launch of the Bvlgari Suite, a beautifully appointed two-bedroom abode on the upper floors of the 18th-century palazzo, complete with its own sprawling rooftop garden.
Curated by Milanese interior architect Flaviano Capriotti, the suite is home to a library stocked with rare tomes dedicated to art and design, furniture from Antonio Citterio’s Flexform and Maxalto collections and custom-made drapes and headboards inlaid with the Bvlgari eight-point star, created by Enzo degli Angiuoni. Underfoot, plush carpets by Altai top hardwood floors, prints by artist Irene Kung adorn the walls and a Murano glass chandelier from the 1960s pulls focus in the living room.
But it’s the 145sqm private rooftop garden that makes this suite unique, providing 360-degree views of the city: a lush and tranquil oasis that’s far from the bustle of downtown Milan. Rates start from EUR 16,500 (approx. US $19,500) per night.
Visitors who don’t manage to snag a reservation in Milan’s hottest new suite can console themselves with other perks this summer. Michelin star chef Niko Romito has put together an exquisite picnic basket bursting with seasonal dishes paired with Dom Pérignon Deuxième Plénitude bubbles, which guests can take with them on a stroll among the expertly manicured hotel gardens; and the property’s new pop-up garden restaurant features a Dom Pérignon Trolley and a new menu curated by chef Romito, featuring cicchetti or small snacks.