On a golden stretch of the Adriatic coast known as Milano Marittima, Hotel Mare e Pineta just got a contemporary makeover by Milanese legend Piero Lissoni. The architect has ribbon-cut a new wing featuring a ground-floor restaurant and 16 rooms and suites, but the overhaul of the 1920s hotel - one of the region’s most exclusive - started in earlier phases with public areas, lobby and beach club. Lissoni has created a clean canvas of white walls with teak, bronze and glass. Stay tuned for a new spa and more room renovations in the coming year.