The spiers of the cathedral rising towards the sky of Milan, a crowd of spectators exiting the Teatro alla Scala and pouring through the streets of the city of fashion, heading toward the glittering boutiques of Via Monte Napoleone. We are in the heart of Milan, a few steps from the financial district and the Navigli: we are in the central and elegant “Grand Hotel et de Milan,” noble palace that since the late nineteenth century has been hosting illustrious personality of entertainment, art and music, from Ernest Hemingway to Gabriele d’Annunzio, from Maria Callas to Strehler.
An elegant and historic location, De Milan is a luxury hotel designed to ensure privacy and comfort thanks to the reception typical of a noble house. The rooms, including 15 Junior Suites and 8 Superior Suites, nourish with reverence the character of the building, keeping intact the original furnishings and contemporary design elements added to give the structure a touch of modernity while preserving the vintage vibe of the early twenties. In the rooms of the Presidential Suite echo Giuseppe Verdi’s notes, a musician who lived in the house for 27 years, the head of the bed built in his honor is a scarlet curtain, the spacious apartment is furnished with antique furniture embellished with golden friezes, sitting area and desk, paintings and photographs that contain all the charm of Milan’s cultural heritage.
The enviable position makes the Grand Hotel an ideal choice for short or long stays. The metro stop is just outside the doors of De Milan, whilst the Duomo and La Scala Opera House are reachable within a few minutes’ walk. The property also has three large rooms for meetings and corporate events, decorated with Murano glass chandeliers and marble floors, one of which (the Puccini Hall) features lintels from the collection of Marie Louise of Austria.
Gerry’s is open until late at night with its American Bar, the Caruso Restaurant and Don Carlos (also open after shows at La Scala) affiliated to the Grand Hotel, are ideal places to savor classics of the Italian cuisine and typical dishes of the Milanese tradition in a modern key. Or, you could have a drink or dine in the soft light of silver candlesticks in the lovely veranda of the jardin d’hiver Caruso, surrounded by columns and decorated by a setting reminiscent of the intimate Parisian bistros.
Grand Hotel et de Milan
via Manzoni 29, Milano (MI)