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
- 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
This hotel was a delight. From arrival to departure the staff were fantastic, and the hotel and the rooms were classic Italian luxury. A perfect place to stay and enjoy Milan, whether on business or with family and friends.
Loved absolutely everything about this hotel ~ elegant, terrific location, excellent service, beautiful suite, fabulous food & incredible cocktails in their gorgeous lounge & bar area.
It is pricey, but not more so than the other 5 star hotels in Milan & this one doesn't skip a beat.
Only regret was not staying a 3rd night.
We have visited Palazzo Parigi several times and it never fails to disappoint. It feels authentically Italian, gorgeous and sophisticated. The staff is very professional and helpful. The rooms are spotless and the amenities excellent. The dining options are very good, with an especially delicious breakfast buffet there is a beautiful garden area where you can dine when the weather is favorable. It is convenient to excellent shopping and all of the major sites.
We love this hotel.
Stay here if you can, even if only for one or two nights. It is an absolutely spectacular treasure of a hotel. Right in the heart of old Milan, easy walking to everything. Bono and U2 were staying here last week while we were there! Wonderful breakfast, gorgeous spa if you can squeeze that in... Staff is, wonderful, they booked a private your, tickets, car service for us... The only negative, if I had to list something, would be the restaurant, which was very over-priced for what you were served. A little better to eat in the comfortable bar.
Wonderful hotel, We are avid travelers and always stay at 5 star hotels, this one is fantastic and definitely at the 5 star level with a great location. see paulo at the concierge for best restaurant recommendations.
only negative is the service at the restaurant. don't go if you are in a hurry, they are very slow.