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Where to Stay in Milan for Business Travelers

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Milan for Business Travelers

Milan is Italy’s second largest city and economic capital.

The capital of Lombardy, located in the north of the country, is the industrial heart of Italy and a renowned world-class business center.

Milan has the highest concentrations of large businesses in Italy, including car manufacturers, investment banks, big fashion names, TV channels, telecom companies, energy, and technology corporations. Milan is also home to the Italian Stock Exchange.

Milan has been known as the entrepreneurial capital of Italy. It hosts a growing number of Italian start-up companies in every industry you can think of, but mainly in the technology field.

Italy’s finance and fashion capital is home to some of the country’s top universities, including Bocconi University, which is rated among the best for business and finance.

Milan has two main airports, Milano-Malpensa (MXP) is one of the main airports in Europe, a secondary hub for Italy’s main carrier Alitalia. See accommodation near MXP.

Milano-Linate (LIN) is a smaller airport located very close to the city center of Milan. It serves many domestic and European destinations. See accommodation near LIN.

The Porta Nuova district is Milan’s main business district. It showcases some great examples of modern architecture designed by many household names.

The Lombard capital is also one of the main trade fair and events cities in Europe. Fiera Milano is the most important trade fair organizer in Italy and one of the largest in the world. Milan has two main trade fair venues, Fieramilano (also known as Rho) and Fieramilanocity.

Public Transport in Milan is dominated by a somewhat extensive metro system, several suburban rail lines and a network of trams and buses that cover the most central districts.

Some of Milan’s top business landmarks include the Pirelli Tower. Some of the large companies headquartered in the Milan Metropolitan Area include Luxottica, Borsa Italiana, Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM), Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Popolare di Milano, Vodafone Italy, Odeon TV, Fininvest, Edison, Esselunga, FinecoBank, Versace, Gucci, La Rinascente, OVS, Alfa Romeo, Prada, Etro or Pirelli.

Where to Stay in Milan for Business

Best Areas to Stay in Milan for Business Travelers

The best areas to stay in Milan for business include:

  1. Porta Nuova: Located next to Porta Garibaldi Station, Porta Nuova is the main business district of Milan. This is now one of Italy’s most high-tech and international districts, containing the country’s tallest skyscraper, Torre Unicredit. See accommodation in Porta Nuova.
  2. Fieramilano (Rho): It’s located on the border between the towns of Rho and Pero, near the A4 motorway, west of Milan. The complex, designed by architect Massimiliano Fuksas includes eight pavilions. It one of the largest exhibition centers in the world. The exhibition area is connected to the city center through Milan Metro Line 1. See accommodation around Fieramilano (Rho).
  3. Fieramilanocity: It’s Milan’s old trade fair, located near the city center. The current area is only a part of the historic fairground since a big portion has been dismantled between 2007 and 2008 to make room for the new CityLife residential and business district. The area is served by Milan Metro and by the suburban railway. See accommodation around Fieramilanocity.
  4. Centro Storico: Centro Storico is Milan’s Old Town. This area is, as one could expect, Milan’s former business district. Some office towers can be found here, as well as the Borsa Italiana, or Milan’s Stock Exchange. This is also the best area to stay in Milano if you want to mix business with a little sightseeing. See accommodation around Borsa Italiana.

The Best Business Hotels in Milan

Milan has a well-earned reputation as one of the premier business destinations in Europe and the world. There are many business-oriented hotels in the central districts of Milan. However, you will find a better quality-over-price ratio in Porta Nuova and the fairgrounds.

These are some of the best business hotels in Milan.

1. Windsor Hotel Milano

Midrange Business Hotel

Windsor Hotel is near Milan’s Repubblica Metro Station, a 10-minute journey from Milano Centrale station.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Milan for Business

Windsor Hotel Milano is located right next to the Porta Nuova business district, only 0.4 mi (600 m) away from Unicredit Tower.

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

The Rho FieraMilano Exhibition Centre can be reached with a 20-minute journey on the Passante Ferroviario railway.

The on-site Clotilde Bistrot serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here, guests can also enjoy a cocktail or a snack in the afternoon.

Windsor Hotel offers concierge services, luggage storage, express check-in and check-out, and a 24-hour front desk.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

All rooms come with a free minibar and free football and cinema channels.

The tram that stops outside Windsor Hotel Milano provides connection to the historic center of Milan.

2. The Westin Palace

Luxury Business Hotel

The Westin Palace is an impressive building in Milan, 160 ft (50 m) from Repubblica Metro Station.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Milan for Business

The Westin Palace offers a business center and Meeting and banquet facilities.

Breakfast is an extensive sweet and savory buffet, including hot dishes. The Westin’s PanEVO Restaurant serves Italian and regional cuisine for lunch and dinner. The Lounge Bar is decorated with precious woods, leathers, and fabrics.

From Repubblica Train and Metro Station, links to Rho Fiera Exhibition Centre are available. Linate Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Rooms are decorated in Neoclassical style and feature an LCD TV. WiFi is free throughout.

The Palace boasts a red marble façade and a rooftop terrace with city views. The hotel is complete with a wellness centre and the Westin Workout gym.

The design rooms have pastel-coloured walls and precious antiques. Each room features the brand’s Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath.

3. Best Western Hotel St.George

Midrange Business Hotel

Best Western Hotel St.George is in Milan’s commercial district, just 160 ft (50 m) from the popular shopping street of Corso Buenos Aires.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Milan for Business

Each morning, you will be served an Italian-style buffet breakfast which includes fresh pastries, cappuccino, and juices.

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.

Best Western Hotel St.George provides free WiFi in all areas and it’s free of charge.

Best Western Hotel St.George also offers concierge service, ATM on-site, luggage storage, express check-in and check-out, and a 24-hour front desk.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

All rooms offer air conditioning and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

Each room is simply furnished and features a private bathroom. Some are complete with a glass-surface work desk, a spacious wardrobe, and a marble bathroom.

The St.George is near Milan’s famous designer boutiques, and is 60 m from Porta Venezia Metro Station. The central station is 800 m away. Hotel staff are happy to provide tourist and travel information.

4. ME Milan Il Duca

Luxury Business Hotel

With a rooftop terrace overlooking Milan’s skyline, ME Milan Il Duca is a contemporary-style hotel with stylish interiors and 24-hour ambient music.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Milan for Business

Located right in Piazza della Repubblica square, it is 1 km from Milan Centrale Train Station and a 10-minute walk from the Quadrilatero della Moda fashion district.

Guests booking either a junior suite or suite can enjoy a free shuttle service to/from the center and the Quadrilatero della Moda fashion district.

Guests can taste a fine aperitivo at the rooftop Radio Bar, where DJ sets take place daily. You can also enjoy drinks at Il Giardino del Duca bar, located on the ground-level garden.

In fine weather, breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking Piazza della Repubblica square. The STK steakhouse specializes in meat dishes with a modern twist and it is open until midnight every day.

The hotel is a few steps from Repubblica Train and Metro Station, offering direct links to Rho Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre. Milan Linate Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Designed by Aldo Rossi, rooms feature state-of-the-art technology, a minibar with cocktail-making facilities, and a 47″ LED TV. Other facilities include free organic toiletries and a laptop safe with charging station.

The property also offers a fitness center.

5. Piccolo Hotel

Budget Business Hotel

The Piccolo is run by a family of hoteliers since 1960, who take great care with assisting their guests throughout their stay in Milan.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Milan for Business

Piccolo Hotel is 500 m from the MICO congress center and about 20 minutes by public transport from the Rho FieraMilano exhibition center. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Available from 7:00 until 9:30, the self-service breakfast is available in a large, bright room. A reading and TV lounge are also available. The hotel is non-smoking throughout.

The hotel enjoys good transport links throughout Milan, and the Milan Nord Domodossola train and metro stations are a 5-minute walk away. The Sempione Park and Sforza Castle are 1 km from Piccolo Hotel.

Free WiFi is provided in all areas.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

All rooms are air-conditioned and en suite.

You can ask reception for information on bus links to Milan’s landmarks like Milan Train Station and stadiums. Milan’s historical center is 10 minutes away by bus.

In the area you can find several supermarkets and restaurants, and the Fiftyfive bar is located next to the property.

6. AC Hotel Milano, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel

Midrange Business Hotel

AC Hotel Milano is 0.2 mi (300 m) from Porta Garibaldi Station, offering links to Rho Exhibition Centre, and excellent tram links around Milan.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Milan for Business

This impressive black skyscraper is near Milan’s business and fashion districts. From the hotel, you can reach the FieraMilano exhibition center in just 15 minutes by train. Milan Central Station is just 2 stops away on Line 2 of Milan’s Metro. Monumentale Metro station (Line 5) is within walking distance of the property.

Guests at AC Hotel Milano have access to complimentary online newspapers and to the fitness center with free mineral water.

Breakfast is buffet style and the AC Lounge restaurant serves a selection of Italian and international dishes. It is open at dinner, and at lunch for groups on request. Room service is available from 07:00 until midnight.

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

The air-conditioned rooms include satellite channels and a minibar. WiFi is free throughout.

7. Ibis Milano Centro

Budget Business Hotel

Ibis Milan Centro offers free WiFi and air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms, 0.2 mi (350 m) from Repubblica Train and Metro Station. Milan Central Train Station is 15 minutes’ walk away.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Milan for Business

The Lineauno Bistro’ restaurant serves international cuisine and there is a 24-hour lounge-bar area serving hot drinks and snacks, overlooking the gardens. Breakfast is available from 04:00 until 12:00.

Other facilities at Ibis Milan Centro include a 24-hour front desk and a business center.

Linate Airport is a 15-minute drive from this property, while Malpensa Airport is 30 mi (50 km) away.

Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 20 per day.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Rooms at the Ibis come with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom.

Ibis Milan Centro also offers a fitness center.

8. Style Hotel

Luxury Business Hotel

A 10-minute walk from the Duomo, Style is a 5-star hotel in Milan’s most exclusive neighborhood.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Milan for Business

Style is a hi-tech boutique hotel in the heart of Milan’s design district. Contrasting design effects include the use of antique mirrors, modern lighting, and black and white marble.

On-site, there are an elegant Lounge Bar and an intimate restaurant. A valet parking service is available on site.

The designer shopping street of Via Montenapoleone and the La Scala Opera House are both 10 minutes away on foot. Lanza Metro Station on Line 2 is 200 m away. The Rho Fiera exhibition center is 13 km from the Style Hotel.

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 70 per day.

Free WiFi in all areas is included.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Style Hotel offers ultra-modern rooms and a private wellness center with steam room, hot tub, and Massage services.

All rooms at Style Hotel offer a LED Smart TV with free internet access, and a large marble bathroom with designer bath products.

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