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A room at Suitime.

Photo By Tony Matijas


For Milan visitors who don’t like hotels and don’t have their own crash pad by the Duomo, the guesthouse Suitime provides a sophisticated alternative. 

Nestled on Via Bandello in the chic Magenta district, Suitime consists of six two-story suites — each with a private kitchen — located inside the historic Palazzo Candiani, designed at the end of 19th century by architect Luigi Broggi.

“Our goal was to work on an idea of accommodation linked with the architecture of micro spaces,” said interior designer Luca Mercatelli, who conceived the project with his colleague Gino Guarnieri. “We wanted to give guests a feeling of being at home, offering them an outpost where they can spend time with friends or conduct meetings.”

The cozy suites feature living rooms separate from bedrooms, and, to guarantee maximum privacy, there is no concierge and the suites are accessible with individual secret codes. 

The use of basic materials, such as resin, reinforces the contemporary, minimal look, and each suite has stone slabs separating the rooms. In keeping with the historic building’s aesthetic, the windows retain their original external frames and are embellished with opulent noise-dampening velvet curtains.


— Alessandra Turra

20 Via Matteo Bandello
Tel.: +39-02-366-640-0478 (from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.); +39-02-49-871-48 (from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
Prices from 120 euros ($144)


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