So you like your designer boutiques? How about sleeping above the Prada store, eating in a restaurant above Gucci, and window-shopping from the comfort of your hotel room?

Townhouse 8 is virtually the epicentre of fashion, located inside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world's most exclusive shopping arcade.

Expect caviar on arrival, your own butler, and a racing-green Bentley to drive you to a nearby spa.

All 24 rooms at Townhouse 8 are designed as 'bespoke' duplex lofts, which you can have tailored according to your needs - a private gym, an office space or a play area for children.

Stay in the Junior Suite - the interior is elegant but personal, and it boasts a marble bathroom and butler service.

The Michelin-starred restaurant (with a menu that changes daily) isn't open to the public, which only adds to the exclusive feel.

WOW FACTOR: Having a butler who can get you anything, from a table at Nobu to a stylist to take you round Milan's flea markets.

FLIGHT TIME: 2 hours

GO: Kiwi Collection offers double rooms from £280 while British Airways ( return flights start at £194 return.