The debate over Milano’s hotel scene can be as catty—ouch! Did we say that?—as any runway show. Of course it is. This is a fashion capital, and between the men’s and women’s twice-a-year shows, style oozes from every pore, not to mention lobby, in town. “New, new, new, and more new” is the mantra here. No matter. “We just do what we do, and I trust we do it well,” says Claudio Ceccherelli, the incredibly genteel and mild-mannered general manager of the Park Hyatt Milan, which turned even this edgy design city on its ear when it opened six years ago. Now that it’s settled down and become part of the landscape—along with the six-year-old Bulgari; the grand dame, the Four Seasons; and a newly refreshed Principe—we checked in recently. Surprise, surprise: IT STILL WORKS! But what’s more surprising still is three new suites designed by Paris-based interior decorator Ed Tuttle. Most well-traveled sorts associate Tuttle with designing Amanresorts throughout the world, but he’s also had his way with a few other properties, and the Park Hyatt Milan remains one of his favorites. “The Milanese aesthetic is very sleek—almost regimented in its architectural severity,” says Tuttle. For the Imperial Suite—the largest and the most expensive—Tuttle commissioned textiles from Jim Thompson as well as handcrafted silk rugs from Hong Kong-based Tai Ping. He also designed a 540-square-foot en-suite spa treatment room stocked with products from Italian perfumer Laura Tonatto and a massage table, should one require a touch of reflexology in the middle of the night. Who knows? Rooms, from $625; Imperial Suite, from $8,050; milan.park.hyatt.com.
Accessories This gilded brass bowl is from Asiatides, one of Tuttle’s favorite Parisian antiques stores. $20; 33-1/40-05-11-12.
Electronics In addition to high-speed Internet (a novelty in Italy), there are two Bang & Olufsen TVs in the Imperial Suite: one in the bedroom and one in the sitting room. BeoVision 8, $3,995; 212-388-9792.
Wallcoverings Textile designer Sabina Fay Braxton, who has worked with the likes of Christian Lacroix, created these silk wall panels for the living room. sabinafaybraxton.com.