The Principe di Savoia in Milan is a classic. First opening its doors in 1927, the rented 301-room property has hosted royalty, nobility, cultural icons, prominent entrepreneurs, and more. Located close to the Italian city’s bustling rail hub, Stazione Centrale, it is conveniently located in the heart of the northern capital. Promising panoramic views of the city’s Porta Garibaldi financial district (a short walk away) and a glorious 15-minute stroll past stucco walls and turreted churches to the Quadrilatero d’Oro, the city’s shopping district. city - the sought-after metropolis of Milan is at your fingertips.
Inside, the 10-story property is an enviable haven of calm, a world away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding cobblestone streets and shops. The rooms, all 257 and 44 suites, are elegant and refined, combining modern styles with classic design and antiques. Lush Italian fabrics sit alongside dark wood furnishings and handcrafted accessories.
Four-poster beds are featured in many rooms, and all feature soft, high-thread-count linens and are all happily home to small pets. Star-studded enclaves, like the Principe Presidential Suite, promise lavish hand-painted frescoes and delicate wood-inlaid light fixtures. Thick drapes and sumptuous colors of burgundy and terracotta frame the interiors, lending warmth and comfort.
Bathrooms throughout are large and bright with oversized massage showerheads and deep Turkish-style tubs. Materials like Lasa marble and bright multi-colored tiles elevate the space, as do chic Acqua di Parma toiletries.
The Grande Dame of the city since its launch, Le Principe di Savoia has set the bar as the Milan hotel against which all other Milan hotels are measured. And today, the hotel excels at honoring its history and heritage while embodying everything a guest can imagine for a modern five-star property.
Towering over the block, the hotel is a favorite of fashion crowds and beyond, drawn to its rooftop spa with a heated pool and glass-enclosed 5,000-square-foot gym. Offering a wide selection of bespoke and proven treatments, the impressive spa caters to both hotel guests and a select group of annual members.
Downstairs, Acanto serves modern Italian for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as an increasingly popular weekend brunch. Young, handsome and talented, Chef Alessandro Buffolino has crafted an à la carte menu that touches on all the classics but also promises innovation, creativity and offers a fresh take on traditional ingredients. And with its sleek marble floors, Murano chandeliers, and interior and exterior design, menu favorites include the cacio e pepe risotto with sea urchin pulp; beef Wellington served with Madeira jus; and smoked lobster in a tangy yuzu sauce.
See and be seen, lighter fare, coffees and afternoon teas are served at Il Salotta, the lobby bar designed by Thierry Despont. With its vibrant furnishings and open style, it’s not hard to see that this is the heart of the hotel. Elsewhere, sip a classic cocktail or chilled glass of wine in one of the Principe Bar’s deep armchairs.
All in all, with its white-glove service, polished silver platters, and abundant Italian charm, it’s no surprise that most customers here are repeat customers.