Hotel Excelsior Gallia

A Starwood Luxury Collection, opened in May 2015 Milan / Italy / 2015

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I wanted to create “a Place“ linked to Milan's history of excellence. A “special” place integrating and enhancing its architectural, design, customs and fashion values.
My project wanted to give Milan and travellers from all over the world an example of style and elegance, excellence in its welcome and elegant hospitality.


Marco Piva



May 2015: The Excelsior Hotel Gallia building, spread over an entire lot, is once again the protagonist and an integral part of the magnificent Piazza Duca D’Aosta, dominated by the Central Station, one of the world's most imposing and spectacular railway stations.
The new Excelsior Hotel Gallia is one of the most cutting-edge “accommodation machines” in the world; designed to offer guests the most efficient multimedia technologies, the most dynamic, spectacular light installations and the most versatile spaces for fairs, meetings, congresses and exhibitions.
Following its almost hundred-years-old tradition, Excelsior Hotel Gallia has been designed to hold really different events linked to the most exclusive art, customs and sports events.
Excelsior Hotel Gallia interior spaces and environments are magnificent, yet fluid. Each special area is marked and linked to the others through a Monumental Portals system made of black glass, metal and light.
Only the central staircase has been preserved from prior distribution of space, renovated and made monumental by a spectacular, 30-metre high Murano glass chandelier: a cascade of 180 light cylinders illuminating the eight floors of this historical staircase.
Guests, like “players” on a stage, can move freely along the over one-hundred-metres long internal Promenade, admiring window displays with the most exclusive international fashion brands, as well as stay in the quiet, relaxing spaces of the Cigar Room or the Library, to read books and newspapers or for private conversations, surrounded by art ornaments designed specifically for this surprising Hotel.
Along with the elegant Ground floor Restaurant and Bar environments, connected directly to the surrounding Piazza, the Hotel and external guests can reach the magical 6th and 7th floor areas by hyper-speed, back-illuminated quartz lifts to find one of Europe's most exclusive SPAs, with a panoramic swimming pool.
Still on the 7th Floor, the Terrace Bar, with a breathtaking view over the underlying Piazza, and Milan's most exclusive restaurant, connect to the Multi-function Room with its rollaway armchairs, located under the historical building's Central Cupola, now a huge crystal room coated with 586 prisms of mirror-finished alucobon.
From now on, and for the future, Excelsior Hotel Gallia will be the First Sight of Milan for those arriving in the City, in particular during EXPO 2015: a Breathtaking Sight.

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    I wanted to create “a Place“ linked to Milan's history of excellence. A “special” place integrating and enhancing its architectural, design, customs and fashion values.My project wanted to give Milan and travellers from all over the world an example of style and elegance, excellence in its welcome and elegant hospitality. Marco Piva May 2015: The Excelsior Hotel Gallia building, spread over an entire lot, is once again the protagonist and an integral part of the...

    Project details
    • Year 2015
    • Work started in 2010
    • Work finished in 2015
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Wellness Facilities/Spas / Restaurants
    • Websitehttp://www.excelsiorhotelgallia.com/
    Lovers 30 users