Hotel Magna Pars Suites
What We Love
- Daily breakfast and free use of the gym is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The style: An avant-garde assortment of all-white wood, glass and metal, with made-in-Italy furnishings and accessories
- The food: An haute mix of modern Milanese and pan-Italian flavors
- The location: The Navigli neighborhood is an artsy design-centric district akin to East London or Brooklyn
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What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $7 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- The hypercontemporary aesthetic doesn’t have a whiff of the Old World about it; it may not be everyone’s idea of an Italian experience
- The location, while hip and edgy, is a bit removed from the center of town: the Duomo, La Scala and the Galleria
- All suites feature open-plan living, dining and sleeping areas
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Built on the site of a former perfume factory, the 28-suite Magna Pars Suites maintains an industrial aesthetic: large plate glass panels, white steel and wood, metal catwalks connecting the rooms. Plus, an exposed concrete wall from the original facility forms one side of the building. An open-air lobby and entrance courtyard hung with sail-like sunshades overlooks a lush garden and softens all these hard-edged elements, resulting in a pleasantly balanced yin-yang. This continues in the living room–like library, which achieves a Zen vibe, and in the sunken courtyard-adjacent restaurant below.
Bed and Bath
Every ample, loft-like suite features dining, seating and sleeping areas, plus a kitchenette on one wall, with rooms arranged in an open-plan format. (Sliding shutters divide the bedroom from the rest of the space, however, and the bathroom is self-enclosed as well.) The all-white walls and darkly stained wood floors set off the sleek, contemporary furnishings, including brightly colored Poltrona Frau leather couches and Flos lighting fixtures. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlook the courtyard, their light-filtering and blackout shades controlled by a touchscreen panel that also works the lights, air-conditioning and heat. In the large bathrooms, made of beige and white stone, guests find custom-scented amenities created by the perfume-making family that owns the property.
The hotel’s modern Italian restaurant, Da Noi In, is helmed by Piedmontese chef Fulvio Siccardi, whose previous restaurants have earned him two Michelin stars and whose artfully presented plates have him well on the way to doing the same at Magna Pars. The lavender-accented space and the adjacent golden Liquidambar bar maintain the aesthetic of the rest of the hotel, and they overlook the hotel’s verdant courtyard, which has canopied outdoor seating in the warmer months. On the roof a large deck space can be used for private parties, as can the adjacent Magna Pars event space. Also overlooking the garden is the hotel’s library, filled with art and design books, magazines and newspapers, and the Technogym fitness center, which is surprisingly large given the number of rooms in the hotel.
In the Area
The Navigli neighborhood is great for fashion and vintage shopping along Corso di Porta Ticinese, and it also features bars and restaurants as well as design and cultural sights. La Scala’s open-to-the-public backstage warehouses are here, as is the style-centered Design Library, and there’s an antiques market on the last Sunday of every month. An easy walk to the metro takes you to the center of town and the Duomo, La Scala and Da Vinci’s Last Supper, or to other vibrant Milan districts, including Corso Como and Brera.
How to Get There
I stay here regularly. It is modern, well thought out and the rooms are generous in size, particularly for the higher room classes which are incredible value for money. The finish is modern and really high quality. I've enjoyed it for both weekend trips and work.
Slept very well in this hotel. It is the first time that we have found a pillow menu, and both my husband and I found the right one for us. Bed also very comfortable. Breakfast was good and the prosciutto crudo was the best that we have ever had in a hotel for breakfast.
We booked a night in Milan at the end of our Italian trip. The hotel came up in a search online.
The room was very spacious with a sitting room divided from the bedroom. Excellent bathroom facilities. Very modern and stylish renovation of an old perfumery.
Special mention needed of the bed which was the soundest and most comfortable sleep in a month of travelling.
Very conveniently located near numerous restaurants, especially either side of the canal. Breakfast was a very inviting buffet.
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