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Dressed in the genius of Patricia Urquiola, and with the iconic lake at its feet, Il Sereno is the epitome of elegance and luxury.

The Hotel

Il Sereno brings a new era of luxury to the banks of Italy’s iconic Lake Como. Awarded the title of “Most Anticipated New Luxury Hotel Opening in 2016” by Luxury Travel Advisor magazine and No 1 Hotel in Italy by Travel & Leisure Worlds Best Awarts 2021, Il Sereno’s ethos of understated elegance presents a freshness to this well-established destination.

Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Wallpaper* Magazine Designer of The Year 2015, the all-suite hotel promises modern style and an authentic flair, all in the name of effortless comfort. This Lake Como Hotel incorporates the unparalleled beauty of the Lake in its seamless design with panoramic view from every inch of the outstanding property.

The 40 spacious suites, ranging from 50 square meters in size to the Penthouse at 200+ square meters, all make full use of the natural light and awe-inspiring scenery with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the peaceful waterfront. Keeping with the Sereno promise that there is no substitute for space and a view, this intimate yet sophisticated property complements the breath-taking mountains, and tranquil waters with ease.

Guests can relax at the hotel’s full-service spa, situated under original, century-old arches. The property features a private beach, as well as a dock, allowing guests to arrive via one of the hotel’s boats, custom-built by Ernesto Riva. The 60-foot-long freshwater infinity pool suspended over the lake is without a doubt one of Il Sereno’s show-stopping features, and the large sundeck is perfect for spending a leisurely afternoon under the Italian sun.

The Design

Revered Milan-based architect and designer Patricia Urquiola achieves a stylish modern look at Il Sereno, moving away from the Faux Renaissance and Neo Classical designs that dominate the area. The New York Post, who predicted that Il Sereno “will bring a dose of highly contemporary style to the shores of Lake Como”, placed the hotel among the World’s Top 19 Hotels to Visit in 2016. Urquiola worked with the exquisite scenery and complements the natural surroundings with a flawlessly simple, yet contemporary design.

One of the leading names in design today, Urquiola has been commissioned by brands including Louis Vuitton, Baccarat, Panerai and Missoni, amongst many others. The peaceful sanctuary created by Urquiola uses the surrounding elements to ensure complete relaxation, and draws inspiration from Lake Como’s culture, lifestyle and history. The well-developed design sensitivity that Urquiola brings to the space ensures that each room incorporates and showcases the unique beauty that surrounds it. This project is of special importance to Urquiola with the hotel being close to her hometown, Milan, allowing her to have a real sense of what the property needs to remain authentic in its divine location. Il Sereno is made largely from natural materials, including wood, stone, wool and other fabrics, to create an aesthetic full of authenticity and personality, whilst remaining timeless.

Joining Urquiola on the project is esteemed botanist Patrick Blanc, whose two delicately-crafted vertical gardens and awe-inspiring sculptures can only be described as living works of art. This unique creation is made up of three different aspects, Le Mirroir Vert du Lac, Le Canyon and Les Racines Echasseesm, which is particularly noteworthy, as it makes Il Sereno the only place in the world where Blanc has done three distinct pieces in one project. Inspired by the colours and movement of the lake, this stunning artwork ensure that the hotel blends effortlessly with its backdrop. Key to the design has been to instil the same principles that have made Le Sereno St. Barths a success. Sereno Hotels strive to ensure guests feel a strong sense of place, a well-developed design sensitivity and a feeling that the challenge of exclusive, sophisticated and high-end services in a relaxed and simple manner has been achieved. A central brand promise is that no matter how luxurious or well-designed, there is no substitute for space and a view.


  • Il Sereno Bar & Lounge
  • Gourmet Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Pool Club with attendants
  • Pool Bar and menu
  • Waterfront freshwater infinity pool (heated)
  • Full service spa (in room spa treatments also available)
  • Fitness Centre (fitness trainers on request)
  • 3 classic wooden boats designed by Ernesto Riva