Milan’s Room Mate Giulia Hotel is a boutique 85-room hotel that speaks to its city. Despite being one of a group of Italian hotels, Milan’s Room Mate Giulia has a distinctive visual flavor that cleverly reflects the city in which it sits. Situated just a stroll away from the Piazza del Duomo, the 85-room hotel occupies a building that dates back to the late 19th century. Its contemporary design elements mirror Milan’s classic architecture; the pink marble in the lobby, for example, is the same as that used in the Duomo. Elsewhere, a curved wall of terracotta is reminiscent of the characteristics of Milan’s older buildings, while the furnishings both nod to the city’s mid-century legacy and fill the rooms with bursts of color. — Room Mate Giulia Hotel Via Silvio Pellico 4 20121, Milan Italy The slick marble contrasts with a curved wall of terracotta, reminiscent of some of the features on Milan’s oldest buildings. TwitterFacebookPinterest The slick marble contrasts with a curved wall of terracotta, reminiscent of some of the features on Milan’s oldest buildings. Related Stories Plein Air Café Drawing from the impressionist ideal of painting outdoors, partners Soo Choi and Kevin Heisner have made Chicago's Plein Air Café a dreamy space. St. John Bread and Wine Opened by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver in 2003, St. John Bread and Wine combines a daily set menu with baked goods and artfully chosen wines. Do You Read Me? When it first opened its doors in 2008 in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood, this popular magazine shop presented a modest collection of 100 titles. Peter Miller Architecture Peter Miller Books has been an essential place to visit in Seattle for a quarter century. March If only we could have kitchens that are exact replicas of this beautiful San Francisco shop called March. Heide Museum of Modern Art Heide Museum of Modern Art combines contemporary art, architecture, gardens and coffee into what is a lovely way to while away your afternoon.