Principe di Savoia Milano
Principe di Savoia is indisputably the most luxurious five star hotels from Milano and one of the most extravagant from Europe. Maintain the same standards assumed almost 90 years ago, sumptuous decor and choice of services that would compete with the court of a king. Hotel story begins in 1927, when Principe e Savoia, as it was called at that time, opening its doors with clear orientation to important business. Milano was already an important economic center and Principe businessmen came to offer the perfect blend of comfort and technology.
At that time, the hotel only to promote the city’s business newspaper. Notice held to indicate the presence of a telephone in every room, a technological scarcity of time, but the most luxurious alternative accommodation in the city. Near the unusual (for a luxury hotel) Central Station in Milano drew big industrialists are the urgent tasks. Meanwhile, bring high standards and big name guest list of Showbusiness or political environment. Among others, Principe di Savoia received Charlie Chaplin, Maria Callas, Duke of Windsor or Evita Peron.
Behind the iron fence surrounding the building, Principe di Savoia you hitch a time travel. Nice doorman is dressed in a uniform model used in the early twentieth century. Beyond the rotating door and immediately after a classic lobby, reception is lost in space art nouveau decorated neoclassical current in vogue in the early 1900′s. The walls are covered with wood and textured wallpaper and the furniture is designed entirely under the influence of a kind of classic elegance.
Massive Murano glass chandelier, velvet sofas and furnishings developed leaves you feeling that nothing has changed since the inauguration of the now eight and a half decades. In fact, impressive scenery of the building was redesigned and rebuilt almost completely in 2003, took over by Dorchester group. Italian artisans have worked every piece of scenery given the stylistic influences of 20′s and 30′s, production techniques and traditional Italian materials.
It was the first major change experienced by Principe di Savoia. Cigale hotel group, a business that manage more holiday hotels, buy the building from 1938. Even if no one sees in Milano the ideal tourist destination, the new owners refurbished the hotel on the border between business and relaxation. For example, courtyards garden to which open the windows of Acanto restaurant from the ground floor completely disconnect you by the bustle of city and send you the same feeling in the middle of a tourist resort.
Associated decor restaurant with two Michelin stars meet classic lines, but surprises here and there by modern accents. During the day, light enters through a skylight positioned dramatically in the middle of the room and night, the discreet ambience is supported by dozens of lamps and different spots. Surprisingly, opposite the garden is a window that allows customers to continuously observe what happens in the kitchen. Acanto’s chef , Fabrizio Cadei, made a menu, like the whole hotel, firmly anchored in the local specific. Breakfast consists of a varied selection of Italian dishes and dinner is listed as one of the best in town.