The Yard Milano
The Yard Milano is a dandy’s dream boutique hotel. Found in the Navigli district, home to trendy bars, restaurants, and canalside promenades perfect for strolling at sunset, the Yard Milano is decorated with a vintage sports theme firmly in mind. Think: old leather, tweed, dark wood, trophies, globes, bowling balls, retro racing memorabilia and other sporting curios. It’s as though a well-dressed British gent’s trunk burst open, releasing a super stylish version of the ’50s into The Yard Compound.
The individually styled guest accommodations here range from the plaid-bedecked junior suites and small apartments, like the rowing-themed “Cambridge”, to the luxurious “Maisons”, which are kitted out with extra square footage, tapestries, and the odd bar. And the services offered–luggage unpacking, personal shoppers, and the like–prove that The Yard Milano is truly up to snuff, even for the most discerning guests.
Elsewhere at The Yard Milano, retro gents and vintage-sports-loving ladies will find a private cinema, the Duke Bar by Ralph Lauren, and The Doping Club, an atmospheric lounge offering expertly mixed cocktails and oodles of old-school atmosphere to both guests and in-the-know Milanese. But for all the stylish bells and whistles, the Yard Milano manages to exude an air of effortless elegance.