A new journey, we change together. Expression of progress and modern-day grace, Milan is internationally recognized as the capital of fashion, design and gastronomy. Now more than ever the city is prepared to face a season of rebirth, a brand new start. The Excelsior Hotel Gallia, since 1932 has gone hand in hand with the evolution of a community that embraced changes, social multiplicities and explored the beauty of contemporary cultures. The hotel exemplifies all these approaches being the portray of a real disruptive innovation. We are ready to shape the future of a new Milan, let’s do it together.
Featuring 235 luxurious guest rooms, including 53 suites, each room celebrate all that is innately desirable about the city’s show-stopping design ethic, incorporating handcrafted and modern elements by local ateliers. Along with the five individually-styled suites: Executive Suites, Panoramic Suites, Signature Suites, Atelier Suites and Gallia Presidential Suite; the Katara Royal Suite is the largest suite in Italy.
Alongside, there are 53 individually curated suites. The “Signature Suites” are inspired by world renowned Italian designers like Gio Ponti, Castiglioni and furnished with their show stopper designs. Atelier Suites are conceived as art galleries with theatrical use of artwork, lighting and colours.
A new collection of 2 and 3 Bedroom suite options provides greater comfort and space for families or groups seeking proximity and greater privacy.
Katara Royal Suite
At the pinnacle of the hotel and the largest suite of its kind in Italy, the Royal Suite assumes the mantle of Leading Hotel Suite in Europe at 1,000 m2 (10,000ft) with its unique tree lined outdoor terraces on the top floor of the hotel.
Terrazza Gallia Bar & Restaurant
Renowned for crafting exceptional Italian dishes, the rooftop Terrazza Gallia sees the celebrated Lebano brothers collaborate with the 3-Michelin starred Cerea family.Diners can savor traditional Italian and Lombard cuisine with a contemporary twist.
The Restaurant Gallia is an inspiring place to start off the day. Nestled on the ground floor it offers an exquisite buffet with homemade pastries stating it as one of the best breakfast in Milan
Taste the most refined Italian and international wines guided by our expert team of sommeliers. The private room may welcome up to 4 people for an exclusive dinner and cooking classes.
More About Gallia Lounge & Bar
The grand soaring ceiling and bay windows overlooking the iconic Railway Station of Milan provides the perfect venue for guests to gather and enjoy light Italian and International meals during the day or a casual coffee or afternoon tea. The perfect location to catch up with friends for a drink or retreat to a banquet and catch up on some light reading from the impressive selection of International newspapers and magazines. The adjacent Library, Living room and Cigar Bar offer additional areas for guests to retreat and enjoy more privacy.
We Celebrate All That Is Unique
The Terrazza Bar in particular provides residents and visitors a rooftop meeting place to mingle with exceptional panoramic views over the Pirelli Tower and Grand Railway Station. Guests can enjoy the fine art of “Aperitivo”, a Milanese born tradition that the Hotel Gallia takes to new heights by offering a curated selection of canapes and amuse bouche offerings to accompany every cocktail during this popular pre dinner local ritual.
The extensive spa menu includes massages, facials, and Japanese bathing ceremonies comprising a Japanese foot bathing ritual, exfoliation, and a hydrotherapy bath.
The exclusive golden Himalayan Salt Cabin, featuring a relaxation area with lounge chairs, soothes respiratory and skin conditions thanks to its illuminated iodine-free wall.
Private Spa Suite
Indulge in the unique Private Spa Suite, a romantic exclusive refuge for your wellness. A haven of relaxation in an intimate atmosphere welcomes you and your best friend or loved one to a private journey of wellbeing.
The Spa features six individual treatment rooms, including the one inside the exclusive Private Spa Suite, that encounter the essential philosophy of Shiseido in polished wood details, neutral hues, and natural light that streams through the oversized windows.
Start a new wonderful day in the Italian fashion capital with a morning swim and indulge in an invigorating moment in the Jacuzzi of our panoramic indoor swimming pool.
The Hotel of Choice in Milan
Milan is a city that stands at the forefront of fashion and design, with a vibrant energy and fascinating heritage. Excelsior Hotel Gallia’s dedicated team of Luxury Collection Concierge are uniquely placed to share their extensive destination knowledge and authoritative local insight of the cultural landscape. Spanning everything from the best boutiques to exploring nearby Florence, Bergamo and Lake Como, curated rare experiences and private tours uncover the very essence of Milan, forming lasting recollections.
A Refined Heritage
Discover our hotel's storied history.
The construction of the hotel, which was designed and built by Giuseppe Laveni and Aldo Avati, was finished in 1927, when, instead of the present day Piazza Duca d'Aosta, today headquarters to the Central Station, there was simply countryside and the outskirts of Milan.
Both the hotel and the Central Station should have been inaugurated simultaneously, however delays with the monumental construction of the railway made the hotel open its doors well before. As a result, this luxurious hotel with its elegant Liberty-style facade - today still under the protection of the Italian Institute of Fine Arts - stood out in all its majestic splendour.
The designers of the hotel wrote favourably about the hotel in the Touring Club Italiano publication in 1932. This publication was the main Italian national tourist publication and was founded in 1894 with a mission to offer members a chance to explore and learn about Italy. Extract:
"Favoured by so many...and so advantageously located as to ensure that its guests could be peaceful while still having easy access to the life of the city, the hotel is as comfortable and convenient for travellers as it is for tourists and businessmen, or people who want to have a long stay in order to take advantage of all of the attractions that Milan has always offered".
The owner of the hotel, Carlo Gallia, took lavish care over all the aspects of the business because he wanted to equal the best hotels in Europe. The Duke of Bergamo called the hotel 'truly regal' and it immediately became the most prestigious location in Milan.
Carlo Gallia, at the age of only 17, left the Gallia family to learn 'the art of the guest' and remained abroad for the next 15 years. He worked in several different European countries alternating tourist resorts and cities (London, Paris, Berlin, Lucerne, Monte Carlo, St. Moritz). Once affirmed in his profession, he then founded Excelsior Hotel Gallia.
Originally built in 1932, the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan is located in the heart of this vibrant, creative city and serves as the premier threshold to new Milan. An iconic and visually distinct landmark, with its listed Liberty façade, the hotel transforms effortlessly, from historic exterior to exceptionally, chic interiors, where authentic Milanese experience and evolution meld effortlessly, alongside fashion, design and gastronomy.
Ideally situated less than an hour from Milan airport and just minutes’ walk from La Scala Opera House and the ancient 15th-century Sforzesco Castle, the hotel is also supremely positioned moments from the fashion district that forms such an innate part of its ultra-stylish character. A stunning architectural feature, with impressive domed roof, the sleek, attention-grabbing interiors and modern new wing have been cleverly styled by local designer, Marco Piva, offering fresh, contemporary detailing, offset by timeless Milanese artisanal pieces and covetable Italian furnishings.
Excelsior Hotel Gallia exemplifies all that is special about Milan and its dynamic creative legacy. An established landmark in the center of the city, the hotel has a rich ancestry that combines fluently with a contemporary design that is seductively Milanese and demands undivided attention, reflecting the flair and finesse of this exceptional destination.
A refined ambience where the extensive architecture and interior design marries contemporary aesthetics with the hotel's original Belle Époque architectural style.
All of the hotel's elegant furniture is Made in Italy, with several pieces that were made in collaboration with artisans and designers of Milan. Discover our unique collection of more than 500 art pieces designed by Studio Marco Piva exclusively for Excelsior Hotel Gallia, including paintings, sculptures and pictures.
One of Italy's luxury furniture makers, Poltrona Frau, created beautiful custom pieces for all guestrooms. Cassina has also played a role in fitting out rooms and the hotel corridors. The stunning table lamps located in the rooms has been designed by Luceplan, while Fendi Casa was selected for the many others among the most prestigious areas of the hotel.
Light dominates the spaces throughout the hotel through a play between natural and artificial lights, bringing to life its glittering style.
An extensive selection of bespoke design lighting can be admired throughout the hotel. Zonca Illuminazione, Fabbian and La Murrina have created collections for the rooms and suites and De Majo has produced the staggering 30m Murano glass staircase chandelier which produces a waterfall of lights spanning all floors of the hotel.
Gallia restaurant and Gallia Lounge & Bar have been designed in a contemporary reinterpretation of the 30s. Guests can relax in the bar area where there is also a library and cigar room offering a warm ambiance admist silkscreened glass with patterns inspired by Deco memories.
Alongside the magnificent, iconic Katara and Gallia suites, the hotel offers an outstanding selection of 51 suites divided over several suite categories. Atelier suites have been designed to recall the mood of creative workshops and Signature suites have been conceived as art galleries with theatrical use of illumination, colors and artwork.
Panoramic suites feature a spectacular large sliding panel with beautiful photos of the historic hotel façade. Executive suites are particularly suitable for today's business travelers.
Terrazza Gallia has been fitted out in the finest detail by B&B Italia. From the bar counter - a stand-out piece created from melted aluminium - guests may walk out onto the terrace to admire the elegant design of Fendi Outdoor, Knoll and Varaschin, overlooking the Milanese skyline.
The restaurant has been created as a theater. Food is the main character surrounded by black, matched with bronzed steel which recalls the Art Déco style of the hotel. Admire chandeliers from La Murrina and the Tattoo lamp by architect Marco Piva showing a dramatic play on light.
B&B Italia focused on fitting public spaces using various special materials such as aluminium, glass and marble. This included the expansive 3000 square meters of brown antique granite with silver accent paving the floor of the lobby areas. The lobby pays tribute to outstanding Milanese architectures of the 30s such as La Scala Theatre and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
Our Commitment to Environmental Practices
Join us on our Green Journey. Since 2009, Excelsior Hotel Gallia, together with its associates, has been committed to social responsibility and environmentally friendly initiatives to involve not only our processes, procedures and business decisions but also our guests and employees.
Average consumption rate of our guests p/night:
- Water: 73.2 Gallons = 596 cups
- Electricity: 0.19 KWH = amount of energy needed by a star-rated laptop to run for 10 hours
- Natural gas: 25,000 btu = energy to heat a 400 square foot room at 70°F for 4 hours with 10°F outside
Pillars of our commitment to sustainability:
- Energy and water conservation
- Waste minimization
- Indoor environmental quality
- Awareness and engagement
- Sustainable meeting practices
We are involved in many global social responsability programs and institutions:
- Better World
- Check Out for Children
- Clean The World
- Coca-Cola Sustainability Partnership
A green complimentary service:
- Connect your smartphone or tablet to the hotel Wi-Fi
- Download the latest version of Pressreader app
- Pick your favourite magazine or newspaper
- Enjoy reading it.
- 25% less by 2020
- Our 30/20 by 20 strategy aims to reduce dramatically consumptions within 2020:
- 30% energy consumption and 20% water consumption
You as our guests represent a fundamental pillar for the success of this ambitious plan. Be aware that your contribution and your daily actions can make the difference to ensure a better tomorrow.
Unique Local Events in Milan
Discover a range of exclusive events offering people visiting the city the opportunity to explore the destination and flavors of Milan.
(18-24 Feb 2020 / 22-28 Sep 2020)
A trend-setting and head-turning week of shows and galas from the biggest names in the fashion world.
(5-7 Mar 2020)
Milano Museo City offers the beauty and wealth of Milano's artistic and historical collections. Over 80 cultural venues, comprising art museums, house museum, artist's studios and corporate museums, transform the city into one mega arts centre with extended opening hours, exhibitions, children's workshops and special events.
(3-9 May 2020)
Milano becomes the Italian capital of taste with events, meetings, food tastings, workshops, exhibitions and show cooking dedicated to the culture of good food, excellent nutrition and sustainability. An event that sees the city rediscover its finest and famous food culture and its ability to enhance the country's agri-food industry.
(16-21 Jun 2020)
Founded in 1961 to showcase Italian furniture design, this celebrated event has grown into one of the world’s largest exhibitions of furniture and fittings from top designers around the world.
(7-14 Sep 2020)
Milano Art Week, dedicated to contemporary art lovers, highlights Milano's energy and vitality, reaffirming the city’s role as a capital of creativity to both enthusiasts and insiders. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy an extensive programme of events, inaugurations and special openings all revolving around Miart, the fair dedicated to contemporary art.
Our hotel is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards. Discover our hotel awards at Excelsior Hotel Gallia.
- Gambero Rosso for Ristoranti D'Italia 2022: Terrazza Gallia confirms the two forks
- L’Espresso Italy Guide for 2021: Three Hats for Terrazza Gallia
- Gambero Rosso for Ristoranti D'Italia 2021: Terrazza Gallia awarded with two forks
- 2021 World Luxury Hotel and Spa Awards:
- Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan– Luxury City Hotel– Italy (Country)
- SHISEIDO SPA Milan– Luxury Fitness Spa– Europe (Continent)
- Europe's Leading Hotel Suite 2021: Katara Royal Suite at Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan, Italy
- Italy's Leading Hotel Suite 2021: Katara Royal Suite at Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan
- Gambero Rosso Milan Guide for 2020: Two Forks 85/100 points for Terrazza Gallia
- Forbes Travel Guide: Four Stars for 2020
- L’Espresso Italy Guide for 2020: Two Hats for Terrazza Gallia
- Identità Golose Guide for 2020: Excellence in service and hospitality for Terrazza Gallia
- World Luxury Spa Awards: Shiseido Spa Milan as Global Win in Luxury Fitness Spa
- World Travel Awards: Katara Royal Suite as Europe's Leading Hotel Suite 2020
- World Travel Awards: Katara Royal Suite as Italy's Leading Hotel Suite 2020
- Gambero Rosso for Ristoranti D'Italia 2021: Terrazza Gallia awarded with two forks
For a truly unique experience, send a meaningful amenity gift to a guest or to yourself during or in advance of an upcoming stay. From a fresh bouquet of flowers to a personalized cake for a special celebration, deliver a memorable amenity to be enjoyed within the comforts of our rooms and suites. You may conveniently pay by credit card or, as a guest in the hotel, charge this item to your room.
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Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan
Piazza Duca D'Aosta 9,Milan Italy 20124
Local Shuttle €40
Orio Shuttle Bus Station
Malpensa Shuttle Bus Station
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Pets Allowed. Small size pet accepted, at no charge
Non-refundable fee for additional pet(s): €0 Per Night
Maximum pet weight: 39lbs
International Parking (Via Luigi Galvani, 12) .6 Miles
Accepts: Cash,Credit Cards
Concierge desk service
Property has elevators
Languages spoken by staff:
Italian, English, German, French, Arabic
For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms,common areas,or special services relating to a specific disability,please call +39 02-67851
Accessible on-site parking
Property has elevators
Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools
Service Animals are Welcome
Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs
Van Accessible on-site parking
Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool
Conference centre main entrance is accessible via conference centre entrance, that is connected to the main one by dedicated elevator.
Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible
Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible
Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible
Meeting Spaces are Accessible
On-Site Restaurants are Accessible
Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor
Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand
Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers
Bathtub Grab Rails
Close Caption TV
Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors
Electronic Room Key
Flashing Door Knockers
Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing
Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits
Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Electricat Outlets
Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors
Mobility accessible rooms
Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom
Room Windows Open
Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors
Secondary Locks on Room Windows
Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled
Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms
Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors