Posh Times | Hotel VIU Milan

Well regarded as one of the world’s fashion capitals, Milan is known for its frequent sightings of Instagram It-girls and supermodels during Milan Fashion Week, a thriving cosmopolitan business capital, and a favorite of design fanatics. The recently opened Hotel VIU Milan is surrounded by an exquisite cross section of Milanese culture from centuries-old historical monuments to grand shopping boulevards and cool drinking dens. Sprinkled with both fashionable and business-like modernity, travelers can stroll through cultural areas and sites such as the chic Brera district and the glam Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Taking center stage in Milan’s hip Porta Volta neighborhood with its stunning glass façade framed with lush vertical gardens, Hotel Viu Milan is rewriting the rule book on how to make an entrance in Italy’s capital of cool. Floor-to-ceiling windows cast natural light into rooms and guest areas while locally-sourced jasmine, wisteria and climbing roses form a botanical waterfall aside the hotel.

A collective stream of muted grays and soft linens adorn all 124 rooms and suites, as traces of light peek through semi-transparent gray drapes. At select rooms and suites, the open air terraces filled with plants overlooking the city is our favorite picturesque scene.

Blending quality and innovation, Michelin-starred Chef Giancarlo Morelli debuts his signature gourmet Milanese dishes at the exclusive Morelli. For a more intimate experience, grab a seat at The Kitchen, the chef’s table placed inside the beautiful cookhouse designed by Giancarlo himself. The Kitchen resembles a rustic Italian cookery perfect for a small dinner party. If you’re looking for a slower-paced vibe, grab a small bite or sip on a perfectly curated cocktail (we recommend both!) at the Bulk Mixology Food Bar.

Bike along one of the canals (there are two in the south and one in the east) to become familiar with the metropolis and make your way to the open countryside. Interested in design and architecture? Check out the gothic cathedral Duomo di Milano, which is one of the most famous buildings in the world.

In Milan, wellness is a high priority. Hotel VIU Milan has a spa that offers Turkish baths, saunas and sensory showers with chromotherapy. With the science of using various colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies, chromotherapy aims to bring health and harmony.

Hotel VIU Milan is the only hotel in Milan with a rooftop boasting an outdoor swimming pool and 360 degree views of the city skyline. Kick back at the VIU Terrace – primed to play host to the city’s chicest cocktail hour and traditional Milanese aperitivo.

As a member of Design Hotels, this hotel is a VIU to be seen. With its sleek design and flourishing greens, every corner is blooming with Insta-worthy snaps.