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The Gray

Via San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Neighborhood: Piazza del Duomo

17.5

  • Rooms : 17.5
  • Service : 17.5
  • Public Spaces : 17.0

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From €279 (approx. $385)
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While Milan may be the capital of Italian fashion, you would never have known it from its hotels — until recently, they have all come in two flavors: the over-the-top opulence of the palatial luxury hotels, and the carpeted blandness of the corporate chains. The Gray is representative of a new (new to Italy, at least) movement toward modern, daringly designed hotels.

The location is impossible to beat, just off the Piazza del Duomo, near the Galleria and the Scala opera house, in the center of Milan's shopping and commercial district. The hotel itself is hardly the grand affair one might expect in this Baroque city; it is in fact a converted office, on a humble side street. But inside, it is a modern design playground, starting with the swing, a pink mattress suspended from the ceiling in front of the reception desk.

The 21 guest rooms are in (naturally) 21 different styles, but all bear a certain family resemblance, in ebony wood furniture and ivory-colored fabrics and leather. Two of the suites have private workout rooms, and two others have steam rooms. Flat-screen TVs are standard, and there is wireless internet access all around, fitting for this most businesslike of Italian cities.

Il Bar is, obviously, the bar, and the bar itself is made of white glass, attractive enough in itself but all the more so in contrast with the all-black restaurant upstairs. Le Noir (again, sensibly named) features tables of black lacquer and upholstery of black velvet.

Should it all sound a bit too precious, well, you'll have to just trust us that it's not — the Italians have a way of backing up their design bluster with the finest of craftsmanship, supporting style with real substance. This is a fine and comfortable hotel, and small enough to feel like home — definitely a worthy alternative to the grand old-style palaces.

Please note: The Gray Milan will be closed from July 26 through August 19.

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • Guaranteed 4pm check-out
  • Welcome fruit and biscuit plate upon arrival
  • Voucher for complimentary drink at G Bar (one per guest)
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  • The Gray
  • Via San Raffaele
  • Milan, Italy
  • Neighborhood: Piazza del Duomo

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

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