Off to Italy? This is where you need to stay

Text: Danica van der Veen; Photography: Supplied by Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Excelsior Hotel Gallia

If you dream of the good life, spending leisurely hours at a spa and rubbing shoulders with celebs, then we’ve got the perfect hotel for you! Join the likes of Jourdan Dunn and Alessandra Ambrosio in visiting the gorgeous Italian hotspot: the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan.

Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Located in heart of the Porta Nuova district, the Excelsior Hotel Gallia is contemporary, exclusive and truly reminiscent of the Milanese lifestyle. From the lavish furnishings created by Italian designers to the unique collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs, the hotel’s interiors exude a timeless elegance with a futuristic feel. The building itself is full of history, having been built in 1932, with many of its original features – like the incredible art deco staircase – still in place.

Excelsior Hotel Gallia

With 235 luxurious guest rooms to choose from, the hotel offers something for everyone. On a work trip? Opt for an Executive Suite, which features a comfortable sitting area, a large workspace area and a choice of in-room gym equipment or a chromotherapy steam bath. There to indulge? The Katara Royal Suite is one of the largest luxury spaces in Italy, featuring two rooftop terraces, four bedrooms and a private spa!

Excelsior Hotel Gallia

If fine dining is your thing, you don’t have to go far. The seventh floor of the hotel boasts a rooftop mixologist bar and the signature restaurant, Terrazza Gallia. Enjoy the very best cuisine Italy has to offer, thanks to the restaurant’s chefs Vincenzo and Antonio Lebano, with three Michelin-star chefs Enrico and Roberto Cerea as consultants. If you’re looking for a more relaxing activity, visit the Shiseido Spa Milan, the largest hotel spa in the city. Found on the sixth and seventh floors, the spa offers a range of deluxe beauty and wellness treatments, as well as a swimming pool and fitness area.

Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Ready to explore the city? The Excelsior Hotel Gallia is just a stone’s throw away from Milan’s top cultural spots and glamorous nightlife. Don’t miss the Duomo Cathedral, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Plus, you can explore the fashion and design capital of the world in true Italian style with the hotel’s complimentary Maserati car services. Or if you’d prefer to travel with the locals, the Piazza Duca D’Aosta, which contains Milan’s Central Station, is just across the road, giving you endless ways to enjoy the city just as the Milanese do.  

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