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Hotel Principe di Savoia

This luxurious hotel in Milan is the gorgeous epitome of timeless old-world luxury accentuated with vibrant 21st-century flourishes.

Jun 14, 2018 | By Shirley Wang

Situated in Milan’s bustling Piazza della Repubblica, and acquired by the luxury Dorchester Collection in 2003, the Hotel Principe di Savoia embodies a classy contradiction.

Hotel Principe di Savoia offers traditional, gracious hospitality for its business-focused clientele in an luxurious urban setting.

Since its opening in 1927, Milan-based Hotel Principe di Savoia has had an impressively grand, semi-neoclassical facade. In 2009, the hotel underwent a $50 million refurbishment by renowned architect Thierry Despont. While most of its original art deco stylings are retained, the makeover saw vibrant 21st-century flourishes.

Celebrity Hideout

One of the first things you will encounter in your entrance to the hotel is the Il Salotto Lobby Lounge, one of the most popular celebrity-spotting hideouts that has played host to icons from Charlie Chaplin to Queen Elizabeth II.

The Piazza della Repubblica houses 257 rooms and 44 suites that sprawl across ten floors. The famed Presidential Suite, on the top floor, however, is the statement of the hotel. Comprising of three bedrooms and a gigantic lounge, the suite is priced at around €17,000 per night.

Not only does the suite boasts a “Pompeii-style spa” with a large swimming pool, there is a myraid of other luxurious private amenities such as a whirlpool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. Occupants of the suite can look forward to a personal butler at their beck and call during their stay, as well as complimentary room service of canapés and Champagne, topped with a private entrance welcome and panoramic balcony views overlooking the city.

Suite & Savoury: Culinary Feast

Situated on the top floor along the Presidential Suite is Club 10 — one of Milan’s best-equipped spas, open to book for all hotel guests. To amp up the perfect stay, guests can also treat themselves to a visual, and gastronomic feast at the Acanto restaurant. Helmed by chef Alessandro Buffolino, the menu consists of old-school Italian plates with an innovative twist.

The Hotel Principe di Savoia is certainly more than the beauty that meets the eye. The attention to detail and understated luxury lend this Milanese hotel a unique boutique-like charm.


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