In a city famous for innovations in luxury and decadence, Milan’s uber-spas somehow manage to redefine our expectations of both. Inside some of Milan’s most exclusive hotels, you can find these real oases, with the most discerning guests with lavish treatments that indulge and rejuvenate.
Here’s our round up of the 5 most insanely opulent spas you can find in Milan.
Piazza Duca D’Aosta, 9
The Japanese skincare brand has its spa located on the sixth floor of the Excelsior Hotel Gallia. It provides one of the most intensely relaxing experiences in the city. All treatments and services are based around the concept of omotenashi, a Japanese word that conveys the idea of selfless hospitality. The Shiseido Spa begins its signature treatments by inviting guests to sit in the calidarium for a tea ritual. The spa boasts six treatment rooms, an emotional shower, ice fall, sauna, steam bath, hair salon, salt wall and three Hammam rooms for wet treatments
Via Manzoni, 31
Armani/Spa, inside the Armani Hotel Milano, pampers you with all the refined decadence you have come to expect from the Italian designer brand. Its draw card is its roof top relaxation area, from where you can watch all of Milan below, as you recline on a pristine leather chaise longue. This spa provides an exhaustive list of treatments, as well as access to the sauna, steam bath, ice fall and one of the most seductive relaxation pools you will ever set eyes upon.
Corso di Porta Nuova, 1
The ludicrously opulent Palazzo Parigi describes its day spa as an “exclusive oasis of relaxation” in the heart of one of Milan’s most fashionable districts, Brera. The Grand Spa is Moroccan themed, though it boasts treatment rooms fitted out in different styles, all named after exotic paradises – Bali, India, China, Sweden and Polynesia. The spa offers a steam bath, Finnish sauna, panoramic relaxation room, patio and terrace as well as the stunning Royal Hammam Privé (pictured).
THE SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL
Via Andegari, 9
Fitted out in calming dark wood and suffused lighting, the Mandarin Oriental Spa is as sexy as it is soothing. With an extensive list treatments that are inspired by the hotel’s Oriental influence, the Mandarin is likely to have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Aside from six private treatment rooms (including two couple’s suites and a spacious VIP suite), the spa boasts an indoor swimming pool, state of the art fitness center, and a hair salon by celebrity stylist Massimo Serini.
Via Privata Fratelli Gabba, 7/B
Set in the Bulgari Hotel, Bulgari Spa offers treatments using uber-luxe skincare brands, La Mer and Amala. The spas features a relaxation pool fitted out with gold tiles that shimmer magnificently when the light hits them. Included in the spa is access to the state of the art fitness center, and the proprietary Workshop Gymnasium program.