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Hotel Urban Hive Milan, the most cosmopolitan in Brera

Once upon a time there was the Carlyle Brera, since January 2023 this historic Milanese address has been transformed into a new 4-star hotel. Is called Urban Hive Milan and it immediately wanted to blend in with the atmosphere of its neighbourhood, opening its doors not only to cosmopolitan travellers, but also to Milanese people, with its food & beverage offer. Urban Hive Milan is located in Corso Garibaldi and stands out for offering services to its guests, such as coworking spaces, a 24-hour fitness room and a locker service for luggage and a space where you can shower and relax after a long journey and be ready for scheduled business appointments when you arrive earlier than the check-in time. Upon returning to the hotel the customer will find his luggage directly in the room.


The architectural project was signed by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners studio which has given life to a boutique hotel that stands out for its style and services, designed for travelers in the city for business or pleasure – but also for the Milanese.

The rooms of Urban Hive Milan


There are 97 rooms and suites spread over 7 floors. Each room has some unique touch: they all are furnished with vintage objects and other contemporary design items to create an original mix.

There are five categories: THE MINI, for solitary travelers or mini stays; THE COZY, to share for two; THE LARGE, for the family (double bed or two single beds, plus a
additional single bed; THE TAYLOR MADE, tailor-made for each customer, with high quality devices and
personalized premium services to make your stay truly exclusive (Dyson hairdryer, Marshall Radio…); THE JUNIOR SWEET, where you can feel at home, is the largest room in the hotel and has a view of the Milanese skyline.

All rooms have Nespresso coffee machines, Kettle and exercise equipment.


The gastronomic proposal of Urban Hive Milan

Urban Hive Milano’s food&beverage offer is designed by Dom Carellaa well-known face on the Milanese gastronomic scene, who has expressed the philosophy and modern vocation of the hotel in a menu that not only satisfies the palate but which enriches the guest’s experience through search for rare flavors and short supply chains – the card itself when listing the dishes always indicates the distance between the supplier of the ingredients and the hotel.

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Main protagonist is Portico 84, which shares access to the lobby on one side and Corso Garibaldi on the other to welcome guests and citizens. The restaurant favors the small corporate producers found around Urban Hive.

The menu reinterprets i traditional Milanese dishes, such as cutlet or saffron risotto, offering them in a contemporary key. Alongside these, at Portico 84 you can also find dishes from other traditions, such as fish chevice or taco with pulled pork, romesco sauce and beetroot.

The menu is divided into Snack, Bar Food, Main Course and Dessert. Perfect for sharing, the Snacks they are designed to whet the appetite. Ideal for a light lunch or an aperitif they are the Bar Food where the offer ranges from revisited vitello tonnato or pan pizza with bresaola, green sauce and parmesan. Then there are the Mainmain courses designed for a complete lunch or dinner, such as Spaghetto, guinea fowl ragù, gorgonzola, tomato oil or raw beef, parsnip with Porto and pecorino and then the delicious sweets. The cocktails are also worth tasting, including great classics and signatures.

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We like it because

Among the many reasons, we certainly like Urban Hive Milano for the connection it manages to create between the city and its guests, not only through its Portico 84 restaurant, but also thanks to its spaces, which change their intended use during the day. The mezzanine dedicated to breakfasts, for example, after 11 turns into a coworking space for the city’s many startups looking for places of contamination where they can build new forms of experience.

From the Community Table in the lobby to the shared offices in the mezzanine and basement, these common areas were designed to be a space open to the city, an infrastructure for sociality, technology, comfort and relationships. A business area with three Meeting Rooms: MAGENTA – VITTORIA – VOLTA and the Garibaldi in the basement complete the offer of multifunctional spaces that will fuel the relationship between city and hotel in the name of versatility and modularity of services.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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