Italian glitterati welcome Excelsior Hotel Gallia to Milan

14th May 2015
Italian glitterati welcome Excelsior Hotel Gallia to Milan

The leading lights of Milan’s high-society were out in force earlier for the grand opening of the Excelsior Hotel Gallia.

Owned by Qatar-based Katara Hospitality – considered the World’s Leading Hotel Company by World Travel Awards – the property is the latest addition to The Luxury Collection from Starwood Hotels & Resorts. 

This historic hotel has been one of the most prestigious hotels in Milan since 1932 when it first opened as Palace Gallia.

Following a lavish restoration it now reopens on a prime site in the heart of the city’s rapidly emerging Porta Nuova district.

“We are thrilled to unveil the fully restored Excelsior Hotel Gallia and to introduce The Luxury Collection brand to Milan,” said Marco Olivieri, general manager, Excelsior Hotel Gallia.

“This sparkling hotel is set to be a new destination authority in Milan, by delivering indigenous experiences and exceptional service for global explorers and the local community.”

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