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Starwood debuts Made in Milan as Excelsior Hotel Gallia opens

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has premiered an original short film directed by Matt Tyrnauer, author of the documentary feature Valentino: The Last Emperor.

Seen through the eyes of local tastemakers, Made in Milan presents the city’s iconic landmarks alongside its hidden treasures, an intimate insight into Milan’s rich culture, timeless style and artisanal craft.

The film is part of celebrations surrounding the opening of Katata Hospitality-owned Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan.

Made in Milan stars Rossana Orlandi, the city’s undisputed master of style and design and Alexander Pereira, general manager and artistic director of the legendary La Scala opera house.

The short film also features Milan’s new generation of tastemakers who are bringing fresh creativity to traditional Italian craftsmanship including fashion designer Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos, shoe maker Cecilia Bringheli and jewellery maker Bartolomeo Mereu.

The six-minute short film celebrates the debut of the newly renovated Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan.

The historic palace re-opened after a meticulous and complete renovation, returning the hotel to its original splendour alongside the debut of a modern new wing, offering refined style, exceptional hospitality and indigenous travel experiences.

Formerly known as Palace Gallia, the magnificent hotel is strongly rooted in the history of Milan while also overlooking the future of the city from its prime location in the heart of the emerging Porta Nuova district.

“By working with some of Milan’s cultured and stylish influencers, we wanted to share unique insights and stories about the lesser-known secrets and most interesting places in this fantastic and magical city,” said Jenni Benzaquen, vice president, Luxury Brands, Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Europe, Africa and Middle East.

“As the destination authority in Milan, Excelsior Hotel Gallia is a glittering reflection of Milan, a beautiful historic landmark complemented with a gorgeous new structure perfectly mirroring the city’s changing face.”

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