PRINCIPE DI SAVOIA (*****L): This is one of Milan's most highly regarded hotel (and largest palace hotel in Italy), perpetuating since 1927 its tradition of prestige and hospitality. Meticulously restored to the highest standards, each of the Principe Di Savoia's 274 guest rooms and 125 suites has been furnished in elegant nineteenth century Lombard style. The Presidential Suite is actually palatial: it occupies 490 square meters on the rooftop, equipped with sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath... and private pool! Inaugurated in April 2000, the Royal Suite is also quite remarkable. Located on the first floor of the hotel, it overlooks the Piazza della Repubblica. Its 160 square meters feature a spacious hall, a sitting room with lacunar ceiling, two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one of which has a Jacuzzi). Precious fabrics, ivory-toned boiseries and traditional furnishings are regarded here as a standard. Through an highly sophisticated design, the main lobby, salons and public rooms have faithfully recaptured the atmosphere and style of turn-of-the-century Milan. It is the style called "Eclecticism" by historians of architecture: a synthesis of the diverse international currents that influenced Milan architecturally at that time and found expression in the Milanese "Belle Epoque". The ground floor has an exterior of wrought iron and glass, extended in verandas along the entire front in the style of Milan's famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The expanse in front of the hotel encloses a beautiful Italian garden.
The Principe Di Savoia is also very well known among the “happy few” for the quality of its cuisine. Frequented by an eclectic mixture of visiting statesmen, movie stars, fashion designers and top models, the Ristorante Galleria has been awarded as one of the best restaurants in town. Casually elegant, the Cafe Doney offers Milanese breakfast, light lunch and afternoon tea. A relaxing piano enhances the atmosphere of the Bar Giardino d'Inverno.
The Principe Di Savoia is, last but not least, appreciable for its excellent "Club 10" SPA. Modern, fully equipped with outdoor solarium, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, it offers interesting programs like shiatsu and traditional Thai massages. Facial, eyes and toning body treatments, manicure and pedicure are also provided.
Extremely well located, conveniently accessible from everywhere in the city, this is a great address: both for tourists and businessmen.
Rates go from approximately US$ 470 till US$ 700 up. Suite rates and special package available on request.
Part of the Dorchester Group, this is one of The Leading Hotels of the World.
GRAND HOTEL ET DE MILAN (****L): Walking on the paths of Giuseppe Verdi, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Giacomo Puccini, or the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, one feels like here much more than in a hotel. This monument has been the protagonist of major events during 130 years. A recent refurbishment even bring more fame to the Grand Hotel et De Milan: gathering in its sumptuous setting more VIP guests than ever; Italian and foreign dynasties, leading writers, awarded sportsmen, movie stars and finance tycoons enjoy it like some kind of a private club.
All the rooms and suites are pure jewels: furnished with antique pieces of furniture, accurately restored, they display precious wooden floors. The spacious en suite bathrooms have been renovated using precious Italian marbles. There are suites in the hotel dedicated to important personalities such as Giuseppe Verdi, in which original documents and photos witness their stay at the hotel. Duke and Duchess of Windsor used to stay in Suite 205. Maria Callas in room 114.
The ritzy lounges and ballrooms of the Grand Hotel et De Milan are worth the visit. They are still the center of the local social life, and accommodate with perfection business meetings and conferences. The introduction of modern technology has not altered their typically 19th century atmosphere.
Among the restaurants, the Caruso Restaurant celebrates the memory of the great tenor who recorded the world's first flat matrix in one of the hotel's rooms. This is ideal place for a gastronomic supper, back from the Scala. At lunchtime, it has a luminous environment, where the greenery of the neighbouring Piazzetta Croce Rossa creates the atmosphere of an ideal "winter garden". The Don Carlos Restaurant takes its name from Verdi's Opera. The Maestro lived for more than 30 years at the Grand Hotel et De Milan. It is perfect for the evenings: with a typical regional cuisine. The atmosphere is warm and the lights are dimmed: which makes it very romantic, indeed. The walls are adorned with paintings, prints, photographs, programmes and scenes from La Scala.
The location is ideally central. On Via Manzoni. In the heart of the social and cultural life of the city. It is next to Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, famous itineraries for Milan shopping. At a stone's throw are La Scala Theatre, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum and the Pinacoteca of Brera.
Rates remain quite affordable for such a classy palace-hotel. A Double Room is about US$ 371. Junior Suites start at US$ 399 and Suites cost from US$ 564, excluding 10% V.A.T.
MILLENNIUM (****L): This
fine hotel with a
fine location stands in the
heart of Milan's most prestigious residential area. Between Castello
S.Ambrogio Basilica and on the opposite side the pavilions of the Trade
Exhibition grounds. The underground is just 100 meters away.
Distinctive elegance in the refinement of details, plus a commitment to achievement, are the Capitol Millennium mottoes. Which make this intimate hotel (only 58 rooms and 8 suites) one of our preferred in town. Its high level of hospitality, supreme comfort, tasty and harmonious style projecting towards the new millennium's evolution, join to make it a challenger of the more classical and somehow more famous Milanese hotels.
Every single aspect of the rooms and suites has been the object of careful planning and design in setting, space and decoration with an eye for detail and materials. Warm colours, precious woodwork, rich fabrics, smooth carpeting, and palatial marble are fundamental factors of their decorative richness. From the Single till the Suite, all show a splendid relaxing space: with large and encircling armchairs ideal for reading and watching satellite TV, room service dining table, minibar, soft bedroom slippers, and individually controlled air conditioning. The king size beds have soft orthopaedic mattress, fine linen sheets, and padded bed head with linen covering. Electronically controlled curtains assure a complete obscurity. Business guests will like, indeed, the more that adequate working space: with large well-lit desk, additional telephone, and ISDN socket (ideal to connect to Internet). Suites are equipped with fax, PC and printer. The ritzy bathrooms are made out of precious marble. They are very much high-tech, with hydro-massage bathtub, centralised air ventilation, sound diffusion from room television, wall mounted telephone, and heated towel rack. Note that some rooms are available for non-smokers and allergic guests. Security is assured by electronic card for entrance and personal safety box.
A complete range of services in the style of the grand hostelry tradition is available. Restaurants are completing the Capitol Millennium hospitality. "La Veranda" is a grill offering a selection of traditional and light dishes for weight watchers. "Atmosphere" is ideal for relaxed dining experience. All meals from both restaurants can be served directly in the room at all times. The warm and friendly "BY" American bar, with comfortable sofas and armchairs, video games and musical entertainment, is reputed for its snacks and sophisticated cocktails.
Two singularly attractive and comfortable meeting rooms, can seat up to 100 people. Among other facilities, they provide videoconference via ISDN line, large TV screen, sound and video recording, computers and projection screens.
Good fitness club: complete with the latest generation of equipment.
Safe garage in the underground parking, with direct hotel access.
Rates, depending on the season, go from US$112 - 176 for a Single. Double Superior US$155 - 216. Triple US$ 178 - 277. Comfortable Suites cost approximately US$ 197 - 329. Including taxes and service. Special offers, packages and interesting weekend rates are available. Major Credit Cards are accepted.
Part of the Sogeta World Class Hotels.
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