Housed within four elegant 18th-century buildings, Mandarin Oriental, Milan, which opened last summer, now features two special designer suites that are in keeping with the city’s reputation as a leading centre for fashion and design. Overlooking the Michelin-starred Seta’s pretty courtyard, both of the suites are 100 square metres and come with spacious living rooms. Poignantly, each one is inspired by a Milanese design luminary. The Milano Suite, a tribute to Piero Fornasetti, is graced with high ceilings and natural light. Original artworks are complemented by contemporary furniture, including a Guscio sofa and Boss leather armchair, while Cole & Son’s Riflesso wallpaper draws on Fornasetti’s inimitable style. The Premier Suite, a tribute to Gió Ponti’s minimalist influence, features black walnut throughout. Original Ponti-era designs sit beside the new, including a marble Eros table by Mangiarotti, above which hangs a Sarfatti chandelier. Italian marble provides the luxury finish in the bathrooms, in a hotel that oozes style and charm.