The World’s Fair 2015 has kicked off in Milan, and it’s expected to attract a tide of visitors for the next six months. (The Expo Milano 2015 will run through the end of October.) When in Milan, why not bed down at the brand new Mandarin Oriental that’ll be opening in June? It’s a highly anticipated debut, expected to import Mandarin Oriental’s signature style and high service standards to the Italian fashion capital.
Housed in four 19th century buildings next to La Scala (the famous opera house), the hotel will have 104 rooms, including 31 suites, billed as some of the largest guest accommodations in the city. The centerpiece of the hotel is the leafy open courtyard. The fine dining restaurant and bar bistro will be overseen by chef Antonio Guida.
Another highlight will be the spa, with six treatment rooms including two couples suites and a dedicated Thai massage room. The VIP suite is said to be the biggest in Milan, and there’s also expansive water facilities, an indoor pool, and gym. Meeting facilities include a 100-seat ballroom.