Four Seasons Hotel – Milan


Situated in a former 15th century convent, Four Seasons Hotel Milano first opened its doors in 1993. Today the Hotel reveals the exciting renovation of its lobby area, restaurant, bar and beloved garden. These renewed spaces artfully balance a fresh new style while preserving the Hotel’s timeless allure and sophisticated beauty.

The principal goal was to renew the space while respecting the history of the Hotel and simultaneously entering into a dialogue with the urban context of Milan. The challenge was to reinterpret the space with a contemporary lens and to accentuate the heritage of the building, expressed in the frescos that still adorn the cloister today.

The project focuses on the lobby with an exclusive destination bar, the entrance and reception area, The Sala Camino room with a wine tasting corner and the new Zelo restaurant with al fresco dining on the terrace with bespoke awning. The garden also hosts a new raw bar, where guests can enjoy delectable food and refreshments (or beverages) on long summer evenings accompanied by the tunes of a resident DJ. Neutral and light colours interplay with the original frescoes and period features of the former convent, while the walls have been enriched with bronzed inserts and mirrors.  Fabrics and screens create an intimate and elegant atmosphere, while the unique ceiling with rectangular inserts creates a frame within a frame, instantly lending the space a timeless and recognisable identity.

The landscape designer’s intervention and objective was to celebrate the history of the plants and trees that were already part of the central courtyard garden and underline the storied image of this urban oasis becoming a garden to both feel and experience in person.

Project: Hotel interior design in collaboration with Patricia Urquiola

Location: Milan , Italy 2021

Client: Four Seasons Hotel

Landscape: Flavio Pollano

Collaborators: Claudia Brunelli

Photography: Sara Magni