For the quintessential Milan experience, we recommend this ‘pink’ jewel in the Star Hotels crown. This sleek hotel fuses old and new, with slabs of marble and gold accents, matched with brushed steel, Faravelli sculptures and a real sense of place that made us want to close our fingers to a point and lightly shake our fists. We joined our fellow fashionistas in the Tar.Tar bar for an Espressotini, resting our shopped-out feet, whilst looking out at Milan’s oldest fountain in the Piazza Fontana.