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