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Chateau Monfort

This is my home for the week: the Chateau Monfort on Corso Concordia. Image
It is a beautiful Relais & Chateaux property just a short walk from the city center (and all the best sights and shopping!). Housed in a pink Art Nouveau mansion from the 20th century, the hotel has distinctive fairy tale decor: pastel walls with light washed woods and silver accents; plaster reliefs of birds, flowers, and rabbits; beautiful mosaic floors, mirrors, and velvet-covered alcoves.

My room - #102 - is actually on the second floor, and looks out over a small courtyard and the neighboring Museo dei Cappuccini ("Museum of the Capuchins," meaning the religious order, not the monkeys!) It has lavender walls, a sea foam green satin headboard with whimsical carved wood mirror, and an aubergine, ultra suede settee. Image
It is beautifully appointed with custom lighting, flat panel TV, air conditioning, minibar, and Wifi. And it has a particularly luxurious bathroom; even the toilet paper is more stylish here! Image
But the wardrobe is my favorite: the doors have a giant cutout of a keyhole, through which you can see two glowing, yellow lights. Image
Opening them reveals a large mural of a tree, and the yellow lights are the eyes of an owl: Image
Downstairs is the Mezzanotte Bar Lounge with its magnificent glass dome... Image
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...and the Restaurant Rubacuori ("heart stealer") where we dined the first night (it was excellent). Image
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If you're ever in Milan, I highly recommend the Chateau Monfort - the service, amenities, and location are all fantastic.

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