Smith reviews: fashionista hangout, the Chedi Milan. It’s in Milan, obviously

The Chedi Milan, lounge viewAnd another review (they’re coming thick and fast at the moment): this time, our Smith spies have been in La Bella Italia, in that most stylish of fashion capitals, Milan. They took refuge in the spankingly chic new urban resort in the up-and-coming Boviso district known as The Chedi Milan, and here’s a little excerpt from their report:

I have no idea why the Campari family have kept the ingredients secret for 150 years. Health & Safety should ensure that the ingredients to make it are published everywhere, else innocent people with a few random herbs in their larder and some cough syrup might make some Campari by accident. Is it really worth the risk?

While the actual drinking of Campari is irretrievably repulsive, everything else about sipping a Continental something at the Chedi’s horseshoe bar, including knowing that we were just about to head out for another sensational meal down by the canals of the Navigli, was about as downright cosmopolitan as it could have been. Milan is a city of style, and the Chedi is as sophisticated and elegant as a Prada tie…

As you know, we visit every property in our hand-picked hotel collection personally, and we get every one anonymously reviewed by a real-life couple to make sure they meet our sky-high expectations.

The Chedi Milan hotel restaurant

Our only brief to these intrepid boutique-hotel voyagers is to go with their own actual-factual Mr or Mrs Smith, check in anonymously, and have a rip-roaring, chandelier-swinging, window-shopping, pasta-eating, bed-testing, unguents-assessing time and then report back to us as candidly as, well, a candid person.

You can read the rest of the Chedi Milan review at the Mr & Mrs Smith main travel site (where we’ll also reveal the identity of our anonymous reviewer!). Ciao!

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As well as wordsmithing online, in print, in the press and for Smith TV, Lucy Fennings has been a driving force in making the Smith Travel Blog an award-winner. Mr & Mrs Smith's Group Editor cut her travel teeth early; as daughter of a hotel PR, she visited far-flung flophouses from French châteaux to Ethiopian tukuls. After a year in Dubai (working on Emirates Woman magazine and enjoying the kind of dives that require a wetsuit), Lucy went to Glasgow University to study art, literature and whisky. A stint as production editor at Legalease publishing was spent discovering how to be creative with copy about tax, followed quickly by a stint discovering more interesting things across south-east Asia. When Mr & Mrs Smith found her, Lucy was at Harper’s Bazaar, keeping her finger on fashion’s pulse and sharpening her editorial knife on hapless hotel PR copy.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Lucy Author at 4:52 pm

    You all have no doubt read recently that David Beckham is currently making a suite at the Chedi Milan his AC Milan training base…

  2. Joe Taylor at 11:30 pm

    Yet another beautiful hotel designed by Douglas DeBoer of Rebel Design. We always try to stay at their properties, they are always special!

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