From its very outset, Hotel Principe di Savoia has been a sort of paradox, offering the traditional hospitality of a luxury resort in a metropolitan environment, hosting industry captains, nobility, and cultural idols alike. The hotel is located in the nondescript plaza of Piazza Fiume, north of what was formerly considered the heart of Milan. In 1927, the year the Principe opened its doors as the Principe di Savoia, Milan had already begun building its prestige as Italy’s business hub. The plaza afforded a view of the 19th century style façade of the city’s railway station, Stazione Centrale, making it a convenient spot for the increasing number of businesses in the area.
While visiting the property, guests can choose from 301 prestigious accommodations: 257 rooms and 44 suites. Each room at Hotel Principe di Savoia has been designed with thorough care and attention to detail, offering up a level of comfort and opulence that doesn’t go unnoticed. Among the most stunning rooms is the deluxe terrace, reminiscent of 19th century Milan through its touches of Italian artisanship. Here, one can revel in the grandiose views of Piazza Della Repubblica, all of which can be enjoyed from a sizeable terrace. The Principe Suites are appointed with hand-painted frescoes and traditional Italian furniture—think deep purple armchairs and floor lamps that create a warm and hospitable ambience. The bathrooms are light and spacious, ordained with handmade glass mosaics and Lasa marble.
Another noteworthy set of rooms is the redesigned edition of the hotel’s Imperial suites by Celeste dell’ Ana, which combine contemporary and classic elements for an interesting aesthetic. The room also features a few upgrades, including a handcrafted mini bar console, a Turkish bath and a massaging shower. Lastly, a favorite among stars and monarchs alike, the Principe’s Presidential Suite is the pearl of Italian hotels. It features empire style, antiquated furniture and an elegant fireplace.
From a gastronomic standpoint, Hotel Principe di Savoia is home to a wide range of restaurants, ranging from a five-star Italian restaurant to the Principe bar. The Acanto restaurant presents guests with both, quality and taste. Alessandro Buffalino combines the lightness of his touch with innovative cooking techniques to serve up dishes you’ll want to keep coming back for, and the restaurant veranda overlooks a peaceful Italian garden with an 18th-century fountain—a visual delight to accompany the culinary treats experienced at Acanto. The lobby lounge by Thierry Despont is another hospitable spot known as a much-loved meeting point for locals and visitors alike, and features an aperitif encircled by luxurious Italian furniture, classic paintings and a custom-made Murano glass chandelier.
Located on the top floor of the hotel is its fitness and beauty center, which boasts the title of being the most exclusive health club in Milan. Offering a number of personalized and exclusive treatments using products from Kanebo Sensai and Comfort Zone, the Spa and fitness area is open to all guests of the hotel, and special members. The 5,000 sqft facility also includes a spacious gym and Technogym fitted with special equipments. The limited membership preserves the exclusivity and the quiet atmosphere of this relaxing centre. For your next Milanese getaway, there’s no other spot you’ll want to be at.