ME Milan Il Duca
Collonaded and grand, the ME Milan Il Duca occupies a prime position on the Piazza della Repubblica, an easy walk from the fashion district and many of Milan’s cultural sights, including the Teatro della Scala and Castello Sforzesco. The Aldo Rossi-designed building houses 132 contemporary, yet elegant rooms, including 34 spacious suites, featuring feather beds and Egyptian linens, Nespresso machines, and marble bathrooms kitted out with organic bath amenities, with some rooms offering enviable views out over the piazza. And for those without piazza-adjacent rooms, the Rooftop Bar at the ME Milan Il Duca on the 10th floor provides impressive vistas of the Piazza della Repubblica and the city skyline; best enjoyed at sunset with a cocktail in hand. Downstairs, the hotel’s STK Milan restaurant is a popular choice for fashionable locals, thanks to the New York-inspired cuisine (the Parmesan Truffle Fries are a particular draw) and the restaurant’s DJ-fuelled party vibe in the evenings.