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

A 5-star luxury escape in Milan.

The Excelsior Hotel Gallia stands at the beating heart and transit nexus of Milan, Italy’s progressive capital of fashion, design, gastronomy and commerce. Our original building–a majestic Art Deco-era landmark built on the western edge of Piazza Duca d’Aosta, adjacent to Stazione Centrale–officially opened in 1932. A modern steel-and-glass tower designed by Marco Piva has been added to create a unique impression, blending past and present to forge an extraordinary synergy. Excelsior Hotel Gallia has long been a standout for its remarkable spirit and its prestigious pedigree, with luxuriously appointed guest rooms, fine dining, a world class spa and, of course, unbeatable proximity to not only Milan’s attractions but also all of Northern Italy.

2023 & 2022 Hotel Awards
The hotel was awarded: 2023 - Paolo Porfidio Miglior Sommelier d'Italia , Identita Golose Guida 2023 - 2022 •Haute Grandeur 2022 – Best Fitness Spa in Italy•50 Top Italy – 24th best gourmet restaurant in Italy•World Travel Awards 2022 – Leading Hotel Suite in Italy: Katara Royal Suite

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.

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Our Suites

Excelsior Hotel Gallia holds 53 curated suites ranging in size and atmosphere. In one example, our Signature Suites are infused with inspiration from world renowned Italian creators such as Gio Ponti and Castiglioni–many feature their designs. In another, our Atelier Suites are conceived as art galleries, upping the theatricality ante with unique lighting and colour use.

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Two - and Three-Bedroom Suites

Our collection of two- and three-bedroom suites provides maximum comfort for families or groups seeking both proximity and privacy.

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Katara Royal Suite

Deemed the most sizable of its kind in Italy, the Katara Royal Suite stands at the pinnacle of the hotel, clocking in at just over 1,000 square meters. This extraordinary offering also comes with outdoor space, featuring tree lined and sun-filled terraces along our top floor.

Luxury Gift Vouchers

A wide section of luxury gift vouchers awaits you at Excelsior Hotel Gallia, to feel pampered in any occasion. Select between culinary, relaxing and epicurean treats for yourself or surprise family and friends with an exquisite gift.

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

Our Wellness Center and Spa spans two floors at the heart of the hotel. It is an inner sanctum of tranquility and calm, providing a peaceful haven for guests to enjoy amenities such as a Himalayan salt cabin, hydrotherapy sessions, wet and dry saunas and a steam room. Nestled within the Center is the exclusive Shiseido Spa, where expert therapists specialize in centuries-old Japanese wellness rituals.



Shiseido Spa’s menu includes massages, facials and Japanese bathing ceremonies with foot cleansing rituals, exfoliation treatments, and hydrotherapy baths.

Salt Cabin

Salt Cabin

The exclusive golden Himalayan Salt Cabin, which features a relaxation area with lounge chairs, soothes respiratory and skin conditions with its illuminated iodine-free wall.

Private Suite Spa Jacuzzi

Private Spa Suite

Indulge in the unique Private Spa Suite, an exclusive refuge for wellness. An intimate atmosphere welcomes you and a loved one (or a close friend) to a private journey towards tranquility.


Treatment Rooms

The Spa features six individual treatment rooms–including the exclusive Private Spa Suite–that embody the essential philosophy of Shiseido. Think: polished wood details, neutral hues, and natural light.

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Swimming Pool

Start the day with a splash in the Italian fashion capital by taking a morning dip and indulging in a relaxing Jacuzzi moment at our panoramic indoor swimming pool.

Milan Up Close

The Gallia Family

The founder of our hotel, Carlo Gallia, was known to take great and meticulous care of his business; he wanted Excelsior Hotel Gallia to compete with the very best properties in Europe. The Duke of Bergamo called the hotel “truly regal,” which furthered and enhanced its pedigree. As it happens, Gallia had hospitality on his mind from a young age. At only 17, he left home to learn “the art of the guest.” He remained abroad for the next 15 years, working in several different European locales (London, Paris, Berlin, Lucerne, Monte Carlo, and St. Moritz). Upon returning to Milan with a wealth of experience, he founded our beloved property.


Hotel History

Excelsior Hotel Gallia has long been one of the most prestigious hotels in Italy, ever since its official opening on February 29, 1932. Our architectural jewel of belle époque sophistication is a bona fide icon. For decades, it has remained the hotel of choice for Italy’s social elite. Today, that evocative legacy continues to inspire every detail. Stunning architectural features–including an impressive domed roof, attention-grabbing interiors and a modern new wing–have been cleverly styled by the local designer Marco Piva. The updates offer contemporary accents offset by timeless Milanese artisanal pieces and covetable Italian furnishings.

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.

The Hotel's Design Story

Led by the award-winning Milan-based Studio Marco Piva, Excelsior Hotel Gallia’s interiors feature distinct references to the city’s stylish lifestyle. There are nods to the timeless elegance of the Art Deco era, as well as flashes of sleek modernity. The feeling is enlivened by carefully curated furnishings made by Italian craftsmen.

Designer Furniture

All of Excelsior Hotel Gallia’s furniture is Made in Italy, with several pieces produced in collaboration with Milanese artisans and designers. Discover our unique collection of more than 500 art pieces designed by Studio Marco Piva exclusively for the property, too. These include paintings, sculptures and photographs.

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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.

Our Commitment to Environmental Practices

Join us on our Green Journey. Since 2009, Excelsior Hotel Gallia and its associates have been committed to social responsibility and environmentally friendly initiatives. These steps improve not only our processes, procedures and business decisions, but also, experiences for guests and employees alike.

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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

Contact Us

Tel: +39 02 6785 3305


Tel: +39 02 6785 6767


Roxana Popescu, Director of Sales

Tel: +39 026785 43821


Lara Prosperi, Marketing Executive

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

Minimum Age to Check In: 18

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: 42.03 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 931.57 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan