Milan’s Hotel Principe di Savoia, part of the esteemed Dorchester Collection, sits on the beautiful Piazza della Repubblica in the heart of the city. A testament to luxury and attentive service, the hotel is our pick for the best Milan has to offer in luxury accommodations.
Offering 301 rooms and suites, each decorated in the air of 19th-century Lombard designs, rooms are spacious and beautiful. The suites, in fact, are taken to an entirely different level as many have multiple areas which include sitting rooms, offices and cozy bedrooms with large marble baths attached. Rooms feature high speed internet, a refrigerated bar and Milan’s most incredible bathrooms (fantastically spacious showers, included) stocked with toiletries from Acqua di Parma. I was welcomed to my suite with a chilled bottle of prosecco and chocolate-dipped fruit, which ws a lovely touch.
The hotel, though large, feels intimate. The cooridoors are well-planned and outfitted with warm furnishings and art. A rooftop fitness center, called “Club 10”, offers a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a spa with an extensive treatment menu. If you’re into wellness and taking care of your body, you’ve found Nirvana in Milan.
Hotel Principe di Savoia is also a choice for dining if you’re staying with them or even if you’re just visiting the city. Their two restaurants, Acanto and the Thierry Despont-designed Il Salotto, offer Milanese and international fare which is delicious. Breakfast is served in Il Salotto and is one of my favorite hotel breakfasts due to its wide array of food offerings that are sourced from Italian producers. Breakfast pastries are sinful.
Overall service is what makes this hotel great. There is no request too big or small for them, which is important in the world of luxury. I had several small requests and they were met with excitement and willingness. My two days at Hotel Principe di Savoia were relaxing and comfortable – just like I had hoped it to be. If you’re traveling to Milan, don’t miss it.