Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that the Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan will join The Luxury Collection portfolio. Owned by Katara Hospitality, Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan will open this November following an extensive renovation. The opening will mark The Luxury Collection’s seventh hotel in Italy, as the brand remains on track to surpass 100 hotels globally in the next five years.
Located in the Piazza Duca d’Aosta, Excelsior Hotel Gallia opened in 1932 in central Milan. Now undergoing renovation and expansion, the hotel will return its original grandeur by marrying contemporary design with the Belle Époque architectural style. The hotel’s new architecture and design concept is led by Studio Marco Piva.
The hotel will offer 235 guestrooms and suites, a signature restaurant and a roof-top bar with panoramic views of the city, a lounge bar and cigar room, plus 10,764 square feet of wellness facilities including a spa, indoor swimming pool and fitness center. Excelsior Hotel Gallia will also offer event and meeting spaces for special celebrations, including a congress center spanning more than 10,764 square feet and comprising two ballrooms, six meeting rooms and a business center.
Starwood currently has 21 hotels in Italy, representing five of its lifestyle brands – St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin and Four Points by Sheraton. In Milan, the company is represented by The Westin Palace, Sheraton Diana Majestic, Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre and Four Points by Sheraton Milan, and is set to launch W Milan in 2016. Last year, The Luxury Collection restored and reopened The Gritti Palace in Venice, enhanced the public spaces and guest accommodations including the addition of suites at Hotel Danieli in Venice, and introduced new villas to Hotel Pitrizza and Hotel Romazzino in Costa Smeralda in Sardinia.