pds-exteriorBy:Jennifer Pelaez

An industrial powerhouse and internationally accepted arbiter of taste in fashion and design, Milan is not only Italy’s business and commercial center, but a bustling and vibrant metropolis replete with cultural attractions and a history that are often overlooked. Brimming with world-class restaurants, beautiful boutique hotels, with stunning lake and mountain scenery, Milan is the ideal destination that fuses its notable past with modern sophistication. Here, the five-star Hotel Principe Di Savoia, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, exemplifies this extraordinary coalescence where chic elegance meets timeless tradition.

 

Opened in 1927, this historic hotel flaunts an imposing neoclassical façade with an updated Art Deco style evidenced throughout the property. Part of the luxurious Dorchester Collection, Hotel Principe boasts all the luxe amenities one would expect, along with sumptuous accommodations and a lobby and interior befitting the worldliest travellers. It is no wonder it continues to attract its share of aristocracy and corporate bigwigs, as well as celebrities and renowned artists alike.

 

Upon arrival, you are welcomed through a theatrical doorway into a paneled lobby that carefully balances Old World style and contemporary simplicity with green and pink marble tile floors, paneled walls, and velvet banquettes, adorned with fine oil paintings that line the walls. The interior decor  is similarly as pleasing in the 301 rooms and suites, decorated in 19th-century Lombard style utilizing a warm color palette, lavish silks and satins, and rich, polished wood furnishings that create an inviting and comforting atmosphere. The palatial rooms and suites feature hi-tech amenities like LCD televisions and en suite marble bathrooms with complimentary Acqua di Parma toiletries. The Principe suites feature hand-painted frescoes and traditional Italian furniture, while the four Imperial Suites showcase large living areas and bathrooms with steam rooms, chromotherapy systems and massaging showers.

 

Perfectly situated in the Piazza della Repubblica, the Hotel Principe Di Savoia is a five-minute walk from Stazione Centrale, and is also within walking distance to the artistic district of Brera, home to bars and restaurants, and near the renowned Quadrilatero d’Oro, Milan’s exclusive shopping district. After all the exploration and sightseeing, be sure to return to Hotel Principe for a drink at the Principe Bar, one of the city’s hot spots for a business meeting or after-work cocktail.

 

Reserve a table at the award-winning in-house Acanto Restaurant which features a spectacular dining room with large windows overlooking an impressive landscaped Italian garden. The restaurant which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is lit up by splendid Murano chandeliers and accented in soft silk curtains and modern wooden furnishings that add an elegant touch to this spacious and elegant room. The fare is classical Italian with a strong presence of local Lombardy culinary traditions that strike a perfect balance between traditional and inventive modern dishes. Only the finest and most fresh ingredients are sourced, allowing you to savor this blend of flavors in one of the most coveted and spectacular restaurants, in the heart of the grand metropolis of Milan.

 

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