In pics: Virtual tour of Europe’s best luxury hotel

  • AFP
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 12:51 IST
Excelsior Hotel Gallia is a luxurious hotel in the heart of Milan. It has been named Europe’s best luxury hotel. (AFP Photo)

A recently restored Milanese landmark, the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, has been named Europe’s best luxury hotel. At the World Travel Awards Europe which took place in Sardinia over the weekend, the historic palace dating back to 1932 was given the distinction over 15 other rivals spanning Italy, France, Monaco and Greece for restoring the golden era of the belle epoque with contemporary elegance in its 2014 resurrection.

Guests are greeted by a 30-meter Murano glass chandelier and more than 500 pieces of art and furnishings created exclusively by local designers and craftsmen.

The property is composed of 53 suites including the 1,000-square-meter Katara Suite, which was also named Europe’s best luxury hotel suite, offering two terraces, four bedrooms and private spa.

Take a virtual tour of the opulent hotel, named the best in Europe.

Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan dates back to 1932

Excelsior Hotel Gallia lobby

The rooftop bar and terrace provides a glittering view of Milan

Furnishings were commissioned from local Italian designers and craftsmen

The Salt Cabin, Shiseido Spa

Design suites pay homage to renowned Milanese designers and architects such as Vico Magistretti, Achille Castiglioni, Giò Ponti, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Franco Albini

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