PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This historic hotel has been run by the Bertazzoni family for three generations. It offers elegant rooms furnished with antiques and works of art in an enviable location a few steps away from La Scala Opera House and the city’s exclusive Fashion District.
  • History, charm and refinement are a perfect combination for this 18th-century mansion best known as the Milanese house to Giuseppe Verdi, where the adored composer wrote the “Othello” and “The Falstaff”.
  • Conveniently located on Via Manzoni, facing fashionable Via Montenapoleone, the Grand Hotel et de Milan is only a minutes walk to La Scala Opera House, The Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
  • Built in 1863, the privately owned boutique hotel is perfect for visitors who want to experience the culture and history of Milan.
  • The hotel is located in the heart of the city, five minutes from the Duomo, La Scala Theatre and shopping and business district.
  • Guest rooms feature a contemporary style with elegant furnishings; the interiors are embellished by parquet floors and 18th-century moldings.
  • The gourmet restaurant, Don Carlos, is intimately decorated with paintings and sketches of La Scala, and welcomes guests for dinner and post theatre supper. The Caruso restaurant is informal and offers al fresco dining on a veranda overlooking Via Montenapoleone.
  • The al fresco Caruso Restaurant offers traditional Italian cuisine, while Don Carlos serves reimagined Milanese fare.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Along the Canal
On the last Sunday of every month, more than 400 antiques dealers sell their wares (think furniture, vintage jewelry, lights) at Antiquariato sul Naviglio Grande.



Ambrosiana Art Gallery
Milan’s oldest museum—dating back to 1618—houses an outstanding collection of paintings, including “Portrait of Musician,” by Leonardo da Vinci and “Madonna del Padiglione,” by Sandro Botticelli.



Mantova
The city’s Neoclassic-style old town, located slightly more than 100 miles (222 km) southeast of Milan, is closed to traffic and surrounded on three sides by lakes.



National Gallery Brera
Gaze at paintings—like Raphael’s “Wedding of the Virgin”—created by Italian artists between the 14th and 19th centuries. Works by Tiziano, El Greco and Caravaggio are also on view.


Storia di Milano by Pietro Verri
Verri’s two-volume tome lays out the city’s history in detail, making it a perfect choice for serious culture buffs.



Tano Passami L’Olio
Some forty extra-virgin Italian olive oils are on display in the dining room, and chef Tano makes fabulous use of them in such dishes as almond-and-mint encrusted rack of lamb with fennel.



The Golden Quadrilateral
All of the major Italian fashion houses line this central shopping district, bounded by Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni and Corso Venezia.



Torre Branca
From the viewing platform at the top of this refurbished 350-foot iron tower, designed by Giò Ponti in 1933, you have a panoramic view of the city. Viale al Parco Luigi Camoens.



Unico
With dark-wood floors and white beams, this restaurant has a refreshingly modern vibe, plus glass walls that afford views of the city. Chef Fabio Baldassarre also offers cooking lessons.

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Grand Hotel et de Milan Hotel View

A place full of atmosphere, full of traces of the passage of illustrious characters whose name is written in history. Inaugurated in 1863, the Grand Hotel et de Milan retains all the charm of an ancient Milanese “house”. Even today it is the favorite hotel of celebrities from culture, entertainment, fashion, music and national and international business. Located in the heart of the city, a few steps from the financial district, the Teatro alla Scala, the Quadrilatero della Moda and the Duomo, the Grand Hotel et de Milan with its bars and restaurants, the city’s enclaves, is the ideal place for stays of pleasure and business. Point of reference for those seeking luxury, discretion and privacy, immersed in the intimate and pleasantly retro atmosphere of a noble palace of ancient Milan.

For three generations, the management of the hotel has been handed down to the Bertazzoni family, who leads it with great passion. Among the many illustrious guests who frequented it and stayed there in the past, Maestro Giuseppe Verdi chose “Milan” for many years: since then the love for music and for the Opera, cross its rooms as sublime leit motiv. The Milan Hotel, today Grand Hotel et de Milan, was inaugurated on Saturday 23 May 1863. The project was entrusted to the architect Andrea Pizzala, known above all for having created the Galleria De Cristoforis in Milan in 1831, here in Milan.

The interiors of the Grand Hotel et de Milan, discreet and refined, conquer with the unique atmosphere of environments enriched over time with exclusive objects and furnishings that are now part of its history. The rooms perfectly preserve the period furniture and details, as well as the parquet floors and Italian marbles that decorate the spacious bathrooms. Seventy-two rooms and twenty-three suites and junior suites offer different types of apartments. The passing of illustrious guests who over the years have elected the Grand Hotel et de Milan as their “Milanese home” is celebrated by the suites dedicated to them.

Each one contains a selection of objects, photos, autograph documents and other memorials, which belonged to the character or referable to his life. Giuseppe Verdi, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Maria Callas, Giorgio Strehler and Enrico Caruso are just some of the characters in whose honor the hotel’s suites and junior suites have been named. The room consists of a large and bright room with a fireplace and original antique furniture, a bedroom and two bathrooms. The suite has been recently renovated and is now more elegant than ever. The room and the living room can be rented separately and the Verdi Room can become a splendid period setting, perfect for a living room, for receptions and business meetings in a refined retro atmosphere.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Luchino Visconti Superior Suite

Luchino Visconti Superior Suite

Luchino Visconti has always been at home at the Grand hotel et de Milan. There the business meetings took place, there they met to go to a premiere of La Scala, and then everyone in a row along Via Manzoni went to the Theater. It was also at the Grand Hotel et de Milan that Visconti summoned the young Danilo Donati, the one who then had to become one of the most famous tailors of the show, when he was still taking his first steps in the textile sector, working as a messenger in a fabric store in via Montenapoleone.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Maria Callas Junior Suite

Maria Callas Junior Suite

Maria Meneghini Callas was frequently a guest of the Grand Hotel et de Milan between 1950 and 1952, on the occasion of the performances of Aida, I vespri siciliani, Il ratto del serraglio, Norma, Macbeth and Gioconda held at the Teatro alla Scala. She and Meneghini, her first husband, were able to discuss hours in front of the open safe for the choice of jewelry to wear. In February 1953 he moved to his new villa in Milan, but returned to the Grand Hotel et de Milan to meet with Luchino Visconti, also a regular guest at the hotel, for the performances of La Traviata in 1955.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Giorgio Strehler Junior Suite

Giorgio Strehler Junior Suite

Apartment 206 is dedicated to Giorgio Strehler. When he was very young in Milan he met Franco Parenti and Paolo Grassi and, together with him and Nina Vinchi, he founded the Piccolo Teatro della Città di Milano in 1947, giving life to productions that will remain in the history of the theater, such as The Hotel of the Poor by Gorky and The giants of Pirandello’s mountain. Between 1969 and 1971 Strehler left the Piccolo to found the Theater and Action Group but returned in 1972. A serious institutional crisis for the Piccolo Teatro forced him to resign in December 1996. His last director, Mozart’s Così fan tutte , finally in the new location, is interrupted by death.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Giorgio De Chirico Deluxe Room

Giorgio De Chirico Deluxe Room

The Grand Hotel et de Milan has always been a reference point for the greatest artists in the world. It was inevitable that even Giorgio De Chirico, the greatest exponent of metaphysical painting, would choose him as his residence in the Milanese stays since the fifties. The choice of the Master was also due to the proximity of the Hotel to the art gallery of his friend Jolas, an important collector and international art expert. The gallery was in fact right on Via Manzoni, a few steps from the hotel, which thus became a sort of annex.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Enrico Caruso Junior Suite

Enrico Caruso Junior Suite

Among the many anecdotes that link the Grand Hotel et de Milan to the great characters of the Italian Opera, one concerns the tenor Enrico Caruso, to whom Suite 306 is dedicated. The tenor was in Milan to sing at the Teatro alla Scala under the direction by Arturo Toscanini. In the same period Fred Gaisberg, pioneer of the phonographic recording of the record company Voce del Padrone, asked the tenor to record some opera arias of “Germany” and Caruso had a sort of recording studio set up in the hotel: it was here that the recording of the first flat matrix record in the history of music took place.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Tamara de Lempicka Junior Suite

Tamara de Lempicka Junior Suite

Born into a wealthy family, the beautiful and unscrupulous Polish painter met Gabriele D’Annunzio in 1925. In fact, the poet, considered one of the greatest exponents of twentieth-century literature, had a great passion for beautiful women and different letters, on headed paper of the hotel, witness a playful and friendly relationship between Tamara and Gabriele. During her Italian stays, Tamara was divided between the Vittoriale (home of D’Annunzio in Desenzano) and the Grand Hotel et de Milan, her Milanese home, where she was hosted by D’Annunzio himself.

Grand Hotel et de Milan The Duke and Dutchess of Windsor Deluxe Suite

Dukes of Windsor Deluxe Suite

Grand Hotel et de Milan Dom Pedro II de Braganza Superior Suite

Dom Pedro II de Braganza Superior Suite

Grand Hotel et de Milan Eleonora Duse Junior Suite

Eleonora Duse Junior Suite

Grand Hotel et de Milan Lucio Dalla Deluxe Suite

Lucio Dalla Deluxe Suite

Grand Hotel et de Milan Nureyev Junior Suite

Nureyev Junior Suite

Grand Hotel et de Milan Suite degli artisti Superior Suite

Suite of artists Superior Suite

Grand Hotel et de Milan Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite

The Presidential suite of the Grand Hotel et de Milan is dedicated to the maestro Giuseppe Verdi. The Master chose to stay in Suite 105 of what was then called “Milan Hotel”, in order to be able to alternate city life with the quieter and more relaxing one of his Sant’Agata country estate. In those years the Master worked on the composition of Othello and it was on the occasion of the first that, acclaimed by the adoring crowd, Verdi had to lean out on the balcony of his apartment with the tenor Tamagno to intone some romances of the work.

Gerry’s Bar is a popular after-theatre venue, and a smart spot for an aperitivo or post-dinner drink. The buffet breakfast, served at Caruso Restaurant, is small but well thought out with fruits, cheeses, cold cuts, cakes and pastries, along with dim sum, and gluten-free and vegan food. Hot dishes are made to order. The restaurant veranda attracts its share of milanesi at lunchtime, when a buffet of antipasti is laid out. Don Carlos restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes in a warm and cosy environment, with walls replete with paintings, sketches and scene paintings from La Scala Theatre Museum. Wine tasting can be organised in the cellars, home to an old Roman wall dating back to 250AD.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Don Carlos restaurant

Don Carlos Restaurant

Don Carlos pays tribute to the maestro Giuseppe Verdi who stayed at the Grand Hotel et de Milan for over twenty years. In an intimate and refined setting, recreated by paintings, sketches and sets coming from the Teatro alla Scala museum, Don Carlos offers Italian cuisine in the light of the ancient silver candelabra.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Restaurant and bar Caruso

Caruso restaurant and bar

The Caruso, with its pleasant “jardin d’hiver”, offers a cuisine that reinterprets traditional Milanese dishes in a contemporary way. Inside the delightful veranda, immersed in the green of the small square, furnishings from the past “coexist” with contemporary elements creating a timeless atmosphere that recalls that of the Parisian bistros. At the beginning of 2011, the restaurant’s interior room was renovated, leaving the internal structure on two levels, the large columns with decorated capitals and the two precious Murano chandeliers of the 1920s intact.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Gerry's bar

Gerry's bar

A discreet, secluded and refined living room in the heart of Milan. Ideal for a tea, an aperitif, a lunch or a dinner, it becomes, with its American bar, an ideal after-theater, open until late at night. Recently revisited in the furnishings, it has been able to maintain an unmistakable atmosphere, where a more urban clientele makes an appointment for the by now indispensable aperitif. Also perfect for business appointments far from the clamor and noise of the city.

There’s a compact fitness room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the interior courtyard and three elegant meeting rooms (curiously, the Verdi Room is where Giuseppe Verdi lived and composed a number of works). Fitness trainers are available upon request, while yoga classes and in-room massages can be organised.

Grand Hotel et de Milan Gym

Gym

The fitness room is located on the second floor in a large terrace completely surrounded by greenery, with large windows overlooking the inner courtyard. A bright and ideal place to relax after a day of work or shopping. A personal trainer, massages in the privacy of your room and one-to-one yoga sessions are available on request.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Milano, Italy
Nearest Airport
Milan Malpensa Airport, Milano
Local Currency
Euro
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Language
Italian
Best time to go
Best visited between April through October

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