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Welcome to Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan

Discover the beauty of Milan from our luxurious 5-star hotel

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. Our luxurious 5-star hotel exemplifies all these approaches being the portrait of a real disruptive innovation. We are ready to shape the future of a new Milan, let’s do it together. Worried about leaving your furry friends behind? Bring them along! Our hotel is pet friendly and welcomes trained pets for a fee.

Rooms & Suites

Timeless Elegance

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.

Suite living area with couch and chairs around wall mounted TV.
Signature Suite - Bedroom

Our Suites

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.

Panoramic Suite - Living Room

Three-Bedroom Suites

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 - Living Room

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.

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.

Gallia Lounge Bar

Wellness Center and Spa

At the heart of the hotel, spanning over 2 floors is an inner sanctum of calm, relaxation and serenity. The Wellness Centre provides a tranquil haven for guests to enjoy the unique Himalayan salt cabin, hydrotherapy, wet and dry saunas and steam room. Cocooned within the Wellness Centre is the exclusive Shiseido Spa bringing to guests over 130 years of Japanese Wellness Rituals.

Shiseido SPA - Hammam


The extensive spa menu includes massages, facials, and Japanese bathing ceremonies comprising a Japanese foot bathing ritual, exfoliation, and a hydrotherapy bath.

Shiseido SPA - Salt Cabin

Salt Cabin

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 Suite Spa Jacuzzi

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.

Treatment Room Camellia

Treatment Rooms

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.

Shiseido SPA - Indoor Pool

Swimming Pool

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.

Milan Up Close

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.

Lake Iseo

A Refined Heritage

Discover our hotel's storied history.

A long chandelier hanging in the middle of a large staircase.

Hotel History

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, as the hotel is now known, has always been one of the most prestigious hotels in Italy, ever since its official opening on 29th February 1932. This architectural jewel of belle époque sophistication is an iconic and visually distinct landmark it being the hotel of choice for Italy's social elite since the very beginning. Today, that evocative legacy continues to inspire every detail. A stunning architectural feature, with impressive domed roof, attention-grabbing interiors and modern new wing have been cleverly styled by local designer, Marco Piva, offering contemporary detailing, offset by timeless Milanese artisanal pieces and covetable Italian furnishings. Scroll down to explore more about the intriguing history of this glittering hotel.

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.

Elegant Details

A refined ambience where the extensive architecture and interior design marries contemporary aesthetics with the hotel's original Belle Époque architectural style.

Open floor with glass partition that walls in a separate seating area featuring couches and a table.

The Hotel's Design Story

Led by the award-winning Milan-based Studio Marco Piva, the extensive architecture and interior design marries contemporary aesthetics with the hotel's original Belle Epoque architectural style. The hotel interiors feature distinct references to the stylish Milanese lifestyle and timeless elegance of the Art Deco era, brought to life by carefully selected furnishings made by Italian craftsmen.

Designer Furniture

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.

Lounge area with a round couch and table next to staircase.

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.

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.

Trees growing in a square outside of the hotel.

More Information

Our sustainability plan aims to reduce energy and water usage, and prevent their waste with no impact on our service and guest experience.

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.

Hotel Awards

Our hotel is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards. Discover our hotel awards at Excelsior Hotel Gallia.

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  • 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

Exceptional Deliveries

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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Contact Us

Tel: +39 02 6785 3305


Tel: +39 02 6785 6767


Roxana Popescu, Director of Sales

Tel: +39 026785 43821


Federica Majorano, Marketing Manager

Tel: +39 02 6785 3841


Group Sales Supervisor

Tel: +39 02 6785 3801


Tel: +39 02 6785 3514


Tel: +39 02 6785 3514




Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan

Piazza Duca D'Aosta 9, Milan, Italy, 20124

Tel: +39 02-67851
Distance from Property: 4 Miles
Phone Number: +39 02-232323
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Alternate Airport Transportation

Hotel Transfer Service - paid service upon request

Distance from Property: 33.1 Miles
Phone Number: +39 02-232323
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Alternate Airport Transportation

Hotel Transfer Service - paid service upon request

Distance from Property: 31 Miles
Phone Number: +39 035-326323
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Alternate Airport Transportation

Private Car Service - paid service upon request


Local Shuttle Complimentary


Bus Station

Orio Shuttle Bus Station

Malpensa Shuttle Bus Station

Subway Station

Centrale FS

Train Station

Stazione Centrale


Plan and Prepare for your Stay

Property Details



Fitness Center

Indoor Pool

Hot Tub

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Meeting Space

Dry Cleaning Service


Room Service

Wake up Calls


Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome.

Small size pet accepted, at no charge

Maximum pet weight: 39lbs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 1

Parking On-Site Parking

Daily: €50

Off-Site Parking

International Parking (Via Luigi Galvani, 12) .6 Miles

Long Term Parking

Daily: €50

Additional Parking Information

Parking fee for external guests: €10 for the first 2 hours,€3.5 for each extra hour. Reservation recommended.

Policies and Payments

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 Hotel Features

Accessible on-site parking

Property has elevators

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

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

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

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


Carbon Footprint: 7.07 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 931.57 liters per room night

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan