The Katara Suite in Milan’s exclusive Luxury Collection Excelsior Hotel Gallia has been named the world’s best hotel suite. For the second year in a row, World Travel Awards has given the to the largest suite in Italy. The Katara Suite was created for the most distinguished of VIP’s. Located in the Excelsior Hotel Gallia’s top floor, the Suite features a private entrance, a private rooftop terrace and the finest luxury amenities.
The Excelsior Hotel Gallia (http://www.excelsiorhotelgallia.com) opened as the Palace Gallia in 1932. In 2014, the hotel received an added wing and full renovation by Milanese designer, Marco Piva. The hotel was meticulously restored to its original grandeur. The hotel, located on the Piazza Duca D’Aosta in the Porta Nuova district retains its elegant La Bella Epoque exterior. The interior is designed with an Art Deco inspired theme. The Excelsior Hotel Gallia has paid close attention to detail and prides itself with combining fashion, design and cuisine.
The award winning Katara Suite is the largest presidential suite in Italy. Located on the top floor of the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, the Suite covers nearly 11,000 square feet including 800 feet of private terrace area. At $21,000 a night, the Suite provides a private, luxurious retreat for up to 8 guests. For more room, the adjoining Princess Suite can be rented. The Katara Suite includes 4 bedrooms, a conference room, a kitchenette, a dining area, a private spa, and entertaining areas. The highest qualities of materials are used throughout the Suite including marble, leather and gold.
Each bedroom in the Katara Suite is uniquely decorated with its own color scheme. Each bedroom has a king sized bed and each has a Venetian Murano glass chandelier. The diamond inspired Princess Room, for example, has a shell shaped headboard and a canopy of glass and crystal draped from the ceiling. Fine Beltrami linens provide luxurious comfort.
The kitchenette and the dining area are finely appointed with French crystal and Limoges porcelain. The large dining table seats 10 guests. The private conference room is spacious. Common areas for entertaining are uniquely decorated with fine Italian furnishings. One area has red and black leather set against cream and white walls and rugs. A larger reception room features gold Romanesque columns, black marble flooring and a sky light to provide natural lighting. The Katara Suite has its own private spa. The Padoga spa features a Turkish bath, chromotherapy shower head and a sauna provide relaxation. A light fixture made with 720 hand blown bubbles is unique.
For fresh air, sunning, relaxing, and entertaining, the Katara Suite has 2 spacious terraces. Guests of the Suite can enjoy breathtaking rooftop views of the city. Lounge seating was designed by Fendi Casa to compliment the beautiful greenery on the terraces. One terrace has a barbeque and private dining area. The Katara Suite also has a domed mini pool and Jacuzzi.
The suite was designed with guests including dignitaries, royalty and celebrities in mind. A private elevator provides direct access to the Suite. The windows are bulletproof, and there are other discreet security features. Guests of the Suite enjoy a Maserati airport transfer. Full 24 hour butler service is provided for the Suite. Other amenities include WiFi, air conditioning, flat screen televisions, a mini bar, and nightly turn down service.
The Excelsior Hotel Gallia provides a centrally located and luxurious guest experience. The Shiseido Spa Milan is award winning. Located on the sixth and seventh floors of the hotel, the spacious spa is filled with natural light. Spa services include a combination of eastern, western and Shiseido treatments. There is also an indoor pool, hot tub, hydro massage and cascading waterfalls within the spa.
The Excelsior Hotel Gallia serves the finest cuisine. The Gallia Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the hotel and offers a breakfast buffet each morning. This includes Italian coffee, detox juices and smoothies, fresh pastries from the hotel’s bakery, and a live cooking station. The Terraza Gallia is located on the rooftop. Brothers, Enrico and Roberto Cerea are Michelin starred chefs who create fine Italian and international cuisine. Milan’s Aperitivo Bar serves trendy cocktails and has an a la carte menu from the Terraza Gallia. Private dining with balcony views is available. A walk in wine cellar can be toured. The design of the bar showcases attention to detail. The bar’s counter is made from melted down aluminum. Fine leather B & B armchairs provide comfort for guests of the bar, and Murono glass chandeliers add sophistication.
At $21,000 a night, the Katara Suite is one of the most incredible penthouse suites in the world. Providing the best of amenities for its guests, the Suite is meant to be enjoyed by its exclusive guests. The Excelsior Hotel Gallia takes great effort to provide its guests with a luxurious, sophisticated and unique experience. With attention to detail and pride in presentation, the hotel is the gem of Milan. For those wishing for the most exclusive of hotel experiences, the Katara Suite provides privacy, luxury and service for the most discerning of guests.