Malpensa international airport is approx 50 minutes from the centre of Milan by car or about 30 minutes by train, as such staying within the terminal can be extremely convenient for those arriving or leaving early. The Hotel is located within the Terminal 1 building; as soon as you arrive at the Train station and you come up from the platform you arrive in an atrium where the Train ticket machines and offices are. You walk across the atrium and you are there at the Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre.
You’ll recognize the distinctive Sheraton logo and a large sliding door that leads to the reception area. The hotel is relatively new and has all the new Sheraton feature such as the signature Sweet Sleeper bed. It has a lot of rooms also: 433 to be exact.
To get to the terminal its all covered and you walk through the atrium and up an escalator or an elevator to reach Arrival or Departures. This hotel is land side, so you’ll still need to allow time to go through security. I estimate its approx a 5 minute walk to get to the Check-in desks/machines from the hotel.
Here are some pictures, showing that the hotel is actually well indicated within the airport (Terminal 1), and even when you arrive you’ll easily see the signs as the photos I took (8th July 2014) show. Conveniently the bus that takes you to Terminal 2 also stops directly outside the external entrance to the hotel, so staying here and getting a flight from Terminal 2 (Eg the low cost airlines, easyjet and charters leave from T2) is also handy. The bus is relatively frequent, free and takes about 8 minutes or so.