Live the suite life in Milan

November 13, 2018 Art

Royalty and celebrities alike adore Hotel Principe di Savoia’s Presidential Suite. Designed by American architect Michael Stallia, whose mission it was to create a real wow factor, this suite never disappoints and has even starred in a Hollywood film.

Live like a star

We consider this unrivalled suite to be ‘the place’ to stay in Milan. Over the years it’s proved popular with many famous faces including royalty, film stars and world-renowned singers. It’s not just the vast size of this suite, covering 500m²/5,380ft² and making it one of the largest in Europe, guests love its ornate décor and wonderfully lavish furnishings.

Artful interiors

If you like art and antiques, you’ll appreciate being surrounded by an array of carefully selected interior design elements, inspired by some very famous places. For example, our medieval style ‘Cosmati’ marble floor pattern is reminiscent St Mark’s Basilica in Venice and Sienna Cathedral. We have intricate mosaics inspired by the ancient villas of Pompeii. Decorative items include 17th-century style chandeliers and wall sconces reproduced by the same factories in Murano that created the original designs, alongside late Renaissance-themed furniture.

Roman inspiration

Just when you think you’ve discovered all that this exceptional suite has to offer, discover what makes it truly outstanding. Open the large set of doors at the far end of the entrance hall and you’ll be transported to what looks like a scene straight out of ancient Rome. The suite’s own private pool and spa area is covered in ornate frescoes and has an impressive barrel-vaulted ceiling. The swimming pool is decorated with a dolphin motif and there’s a sauna and Turkish bath to relax in. So distinctive is its interior, it was chosen as the setting for a scene in Sophia Coppela’s film Somewhere. Trust us, it really does have to be seen to be believed.

See the sunset

Milan is known for its popular aperitivo time and where better to enjoy a cocktail or two created by your own personal butler than on this suite’s private terrace, which runs the entire length of the hotel. Situated on the 10th floor, you’ll get a spectacular view across the Milanese skyline as you watch the sun go down.

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