Excelsior Hotel Gallia exemplifies all special about Milan, a dynamic and creative capital of Fashion, Design, and Gastronomy. An established landmark since 1932 and located in the center of the city, the hotel has a rich heritage that combines fluently with contemporary interior design that is seductively Milanese and reflects the finesse and character of the city. The hotel features 235 rooms, incorporating handcrafted, modern furnishings by local ateliers. Among the 53 individually-styled suites, the Katara Royal Suite stands out as the largest of its kind in Italy, at 1,000 sqm (10,000sq feet).
A complimentary Maserati courtesy car is available to transport guests to and from the fashion district. In contrast, the High-Speed Trains next door can transport guests to Lake Como in 40 minutes or other fabled Italian cities like Florence and Venice in 2 hours. Terrazza Gallia Bar & Restaurant offers a breathtaking rooftop location with panoramic views and innovative Italian cuisine by the Lebano Brothers under the direction of three-Michelin starred Cerea Family. The heart of the hotel, spanning over 2 floors, is an inner sanctum of calm, relaxation, and serenity. The Wellness Centre provides a tranquil haven for guests to enjoy the unique Himalayan salt cabin, hydrotherapy, wet and dry saunas, and steam room. Cocooned within the Wellness Centre is the exclusive Shiseido Spa bringing guests over 130 years of Japanese Wellness Rituals.
Rooms & Suites - Each of the 182 guestrooms celebrate all that is innately desirable about the city’s show-stopping design ethic, incorporating handcrafted, modern elements by local ateliers. Integrating cutting-edge technology, alongside a cultivated color palette, crafted leather furniture, and clever, architectural lighting, the rooms all boast glamorous and seductive living. En-suite bathrooms have been fitted out with Botticino or Emperador marble, providing a striking contrast to bronze structural detail. Alongside 53 individually-styled suites, the Katara Royal Suite assumes the mantle, as largest of its kind in Italy, at a notable 1,000 m2 and is ideal for up to eight guests. The two private entrances open onto a brilliance of gold and white leather, glass, and an impressive crystal chandelier showcasing Milanese craftsmanship at its most luxurious and avant-garde.
Dining - Recognized for its epicurean offering, Excelsior Hotel Gallia has garnered renowned exceptional Italian cuisine. Overseen by brothers, Chefs Vicenzo and Antonio Lebano, the emphasis is on simple dishes, expertly prepared, and inspired by the region of Lombardy. Working alongside three-Michelin starred Cerea family, the rooftop Terrazza Gallia, with its private Maserati dining room, is a particular draw for locals and those seeking innovative cuisine with an exceptional panoramic backdrop. Here’s where mingling between city residents and guests exemplifies Milanese sociability and the fine art of aperitivo. Mixologists are on hand to serve cocktails inspired by the city's dynamic spirit, including the signature, Fernet Branca, a firm Milanese favorite, blending ingredients from a recipe handed down through generations. A combination of dining options inspires a range of creative choices for guests to savor, from Gallia Restaurant, where homemade pastries are prepared, and buffet breakfast is served, to the Cigar Lounge, allowing appreciating well-known liquors and choice tobacco in a refined atmosphere. Authentically Milanese, Gallia Bar offers light bites and quality Arabica coffee. At the same time, expert sommeliers oversee the many individually chosen wines stored in The Wine Cellar, complemented by a private dining room for up to 12 guests.
''Gallia Restaurant'' - Guests start their day with an inspiring International breakfast at the Gallia Restaurant where guests select their breakfast dishes to order. At the same time, chefs cook live in front of guests. An exquisite selection of Italian and European pastries by the award-winning pastry department at the hotel provides daily baked delicacies and new daily surprises for guests to discover. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are made to order alongside various healthy breakfast options from local cereals, grains, fruits, and seeds to Protein supplements and shakes.
''Terrazza Gallia Bar & Restaurant'' - Celebrating Milan’s unique Epicurean legacy, the rooftop Terrazza Gallia Bar and Restaurant has garnered renown and draws locals for its innovative Italian cuisine, and cocktail mixology overseen by the Lebano Brothers working alongside three-Michelin starred Cerea family. The Terrazza Bar, in particular, provides residents and visitors a rooftop meeting place to mingle with exceptional panoramic views over the Pirelli Tower and Grand Railway Station. Guests can enjoy the fine art of “Aperitivo,” A Milanese born tradition that the Hotel Gallia takes to new heights by offering a curated selection of canapes and amuse-bouche offerings to accompany every cocktail during this popular pre-dinner local ritual.
''Gallia Lounge & Bar'' - The grand soaring ceiling and bay windows overlooking the iconic Railway Station of Milan provides the perfect venue for guests to gather and enjoy light Italian and International meals during the day or a casual coffee or afternoon tea. The perfect location to catch up with friends for a drink or retreat to a banquet and catch up on some light reading from the impressive selection of international newspapers and magazines. The adjacent Library, Living room, and Cigar Bar offer additional areas for guests to retreat and enjoy more privacy.'' Montefiore'' - Montefiore is the inner sanctum for Gin-lovers, cocooned within the Terrazza Bar and Lounge, and offering gin afficionardos a selection of classic as well as new innovative interpretations from around the world.
''Cooking School and Wine Vault'' - The Cooking School run by the Lebano Brothers provides guests with the opportunity to get up close and personal and try their hand at Italian cooking. Learn the secrets to making the perfect risotto or create your own personal pasta dish with the award-winning chefs' help. Retreat to the Wine Vault and explore one of the finest selections of Italian wines and Prosecco with the help of the award-winning sommelier. The Cooking School and Wine Vault can host up to 12 people and is available by reservation only.
Spa & Fitness - The hotel’s unique and unmistakable quality is further enhanced by its Shiseido Spa, the first in Italy, that spans two floors and offers a haven for relaxation, with a menu of thoughtfully crafted treatments. Offering an enviable vista across the city, the award-winning spa is furnished with an indoor, asymmetric pool, hydro massage, Hammam, Jacuzzi, and immersive treatment rooms, alongside an individual, private spa suite. Holistic in approach, therapies combine the finest Eastern and Western traditions that stimulate the senses and unwind mind and body. For those seeking more active pursuits, the Fitness Area, with its cityscape view from the 7th floor, provides the latest in sophisticated Technogym® equipment, while those more inclined to take time out to stretch have full use of the yoga studio.
Shiseido Spa Milan - The hotel’s unique and unmistakable quality is further enhanced by the Shiseido Spa, the first in Italy, that spans two floors covering a total of 1.000sqm and offers a haven for relaxation. Holistic in approach, the therapies at the SHISEIDO SPA Milan combine western and eastern traditions with the Shiseido experience in a luxurious union of modern techniques and thoughtfully crafted treatments. Offering an enviable vista across the city, the award-winning spa is furnished with an indoor pool, hydro massage, Hammam, Jacuzzi, and immersive treatment rooms alongside an individual, private spa suite. Treat yourself to a romantic break and indulge in absolute relaxation in a status of complete privacy. A dedicated entrance and private facilities enhance the exclusivity of this select space. Salon services and a dedicated make-up corner will complete your beauty rituals.
Area & Activities - Milan is a city that stands at the forefront of fashion and design, with a vibrant energy and fascinating heritage. Excelsior Hotel Gallia’s dedicated team of Luxury Collection Concierge is uniquely placed to share their extensive destination knowledge and authoritative local insight of the cultural landscape. Spanning everything from the best boutiques to exploring nearby Lake Como, curated rare experiences and private tours uncover the very essence of Milan, forming lasting recollections.