Palazzo Parigi Milano
What We Love
- The gourmet restaurant, where cooks finish up delicious dishes right in front of you
- Most rooms feature balconies
- The hotel’s lofty, luminous entrance is decorated in classic Belle Epoque style
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What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $7 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- The hotel opened on September 5, 2013
- It's a formal place; show up in jeans and you’ll be steered to the service entrance
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Willfully ostentatious, Palazzo Parigi offers an emphatically five-star experience. Housed in a glistening white 10-story building designed by lauded French architect Pierre Yves Rochon, the property has an elegance that echoes Palazzo Cramer, which stood on the site back when the surrounding streets were canals and was destroyed during World War II. The interiors sparkle with Carrara marble and gold leaf, and the overall feel is gloriously nouveau riche. The grand spa (set to open in spring 2014) on the third floor will offer a hammam, sauna and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are big and brash, with enough gold trim to put Liberace to shame. Most offer broad balconies with views of the Milan cityscape. Well designed and simple to use bedside buttons make personalizing the space a breeze; the blackout option is particularly handy for light sleepers. Bathrooms are smooth expanses of travertine marble, with plush towels, free Clarins toiletries and robes with a sky-high thread count. Toilets are set within their own little bathroom within a bathroom, allowing couples to share the space yet maintain personal privacy.
The gourmet restaurant’s theatrical layout ensures that the open kitchen takes center stage; some dishes are finished up by the chefs right in front of you. The airy lounge bar has a striking backlit veined marble bar and Liberty-style decorations, and the unusually high ceilings and giant windows let the light flood in. The grand spa (set to open in spring 2014) will cover 12,000 square feet, with an additional 1,000-square-foot VIP area; it’s designed to help guests forget they’re in the middle of a bustling metropolis.
In the Area
Although the immediate surroundings are a little anonymous, you’re a short walk from the maze of pedestrian streets, plazas and palazzos that make up Brera, Milan’s answer to Greenwich Village. An evening stroll around this neighborhood will take you past everything from palm readers and street jazz musicians to expensive antiques shops and art galleries. Via Solferino, which runs almost directly behind the hotel, boasts a host of restaurants and contemporary clothing and design stores. The Pinacoteca di Brera, arguably Milan’s most impressive museum, is close enough to be visible from the upper floors of the hotel, and the Baroque Chiesa San Marco, Milan’s second-largest church, stands nearby.
How to Get There
We hosted the wedding party of one of my daughters on September 28 at the Palazzo Parigi Hotel in Milano (ballroom).
The property is in my humble opinion one of the best Hotels anywhere (and we stayed in many great places all over the world). Since its opening in 2013 we lodged there several time and each experience has been consistently better than the previous.
The staff are well trained, extremely gracious and attentive. The decor of the hotel and the rooms is a blend of milanese simplicity and parisian grandeur; simply beautiful! The room we had this time was superb: big balcony overlooking the park, perfectly appointed in every details. The bathroom was large and comfortable, the overhead shower was great, mattress and bedding of the best quality. The electric blackout curtains isolate the room from any outside noise for a peaceful night of sleep.
The breakfast location is wonderful (overlooking the park, one can seat indoor or outdoor if the weather is good); the breakfast buffet offer virtually every possible choice of the finest italian foods (and one can order “a la carte” as well); quality is everywhere in this Hotel!
The restaurant offer a variety of italian dishes for lunch and dinner, once again the quality is top and the service first class.
Location is also excellent: close enough to the center (less than 10 minutes walking) and in the middle of Brera, the place to be in Milano
Overall another fabulous experience: we will return for sure!
Stunning rooms, amazing concierge service, Bruno was always available with any information , overall Excellent. Garden restaurant absolutely beautiful. Location perfect - walking distance to the main shopping district and restaurants.
We had an excellent stay in a deluxe suite 620 and were very impressed by the outstanding attention to detail, the excellence of the classic design enhanced by all forms of modern conveniences and supported by professional, courteous staff.
In Europe one usually trades classic elegance for modern amenities and here, the owner Signora Giambelli who has built and operates this 5 star property has achieved a rare combination of refined excellence. The property is never more than 15 minutes walk to the best shopping in Milan and yet you enjoy lovely green views from all the rooms. Housekeeping is superb, the bar and restaurant elegant and it has a terrific spa. We will definitely return and the concierge Sean is well versed in splendid local restaurants to enjoy Milanese cuisine. The rooms feature the latest in technology including Apple charging ports discreetly built into the walls.