Just in time for the holidays, the Hotel Principe di Savoia, nestled near Milan’s Porta Nuova district, is decked out in the most festive of gear. Golden ornaments glisten on trees scattered around the property, and its Royal Suite has been transformed into the Santa Claus Suite, open to all guests. What’s more, the on-site restaurant, Acanto, is serving traditional Italian dishes with a festive flair, and the team behind the lobby lounge Il Salotto has special pastries available if you’re in a hurry. However, the Principe di Savoia is not just known for its festive celebrations, they are also a favorite hotel of those traveling to Milan Fashion Week each February and September. Here, find the top three reasons to spend the night—both during the winter and throughout the rest of the year—on your next visit to one of the fashion capitals of the world.
An Art Historian’s Dream
With its prime location, the Principe di Savoia is close to the city’s Brera district, which is full of art studios, unique shops, and galleries. Considered one of the most elegant neighborhoods in the city, guests are just steps from the Brera Art Gallery in Palazzo Brera. Plus, the hotel is dipped in rich history. Open since 1927, it quickly became a favorite for artists performing at La Scala, celebrities, and international royalty (it even has a presidential suite fit for a literal king).
With a gym overlooking the city’s skyline, guests can run and lift with a view. Club 10 Fitness & Beauty Center offers a wide variety of fitness and treatments, ranging from tranquility massages to services tailored for each individual’s needs. Guests have access to SENSAI and Comfort Zone products, which the spa combines to create the perfect harmonious blend.
Culture and Cuisine
Those who wish to indulge in authentic Italian fare don’t need to travel far; Acanto serves classic pasta dishes with a contemporary edge. Meant to showcase the rich ingredients of the region, diners can also opt for a tasting menu that takes them on a journey through Italian cuisine. In the mood for something sweet? Il Salotto hosts an afternoon tea, where guests can snuggle up with a cup of the hotel’s world-famous hot chocolate.
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