Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan

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Piazza Duca D'Aosta 9, Milan, 20124, Italy   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: +39 02 6785 1   


A grand hotel opening

The rebirth of Excelsior Hotel Gallia in May 2015

A Glittering Night

The Grand Opening

To celebrate the rebirth of the iconic Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a magical atmosphere inspired by the 30s - the era that witnessed the birth of the Gallia - set the stage for the grand opening event.

Guests wearing black tie and long sparkling dresses walked the gold, glittering carpet surrounded by butlers and vintage Maserati cars to an event filled with electro swing music, surprise acts and suite previews.

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A glittering entrance to the grand opening event


A Maserati welcome to a glittering night


Terrazza Gallia debuts cuisine of Fratelli Cerea


Graziano della Nebbia DJ set

The Guests

Exclusive Invite Only


Antonious Von Furstenberg, Andrea Tortora Della Corte, Simone Baudo


Matilde Gioli, Isaballa Ferrari


Victoria Puccini


Isaballa Ferrari


Thirties style dress at the opening event


Susanna Petrone


Silvia Galbiati, Laura Moretti, Barbara Bonomi


Marco Uzzo, Ana Laura Ribas


Ludivine Pont, Guglielmo Miani


Simone Marchetti


Roberta Ruiu


Filippi Fiora, Filippo Cirulli


Alessandra Grillo


Carlo Mazzoni


Fabrizio Cassata, Justine Mattera


Alessia Giacobino, Alessandro Squarzi

The App

Uniquely for a glittering night

Excelsior Hotel Gallia created a mobile app, exclusively for the grand opening party, held on May 13th, 2015 in Milan.

Through this app guests were able to discover different rooms where live performances were being held, along with seeing live photo updates from the event, real time.


Unexpected Guests

A surprise on the night


Dina & Dana Burlesque
In the exclusive La Cupola private cinema room, Dina & Dana performed a burlesque dance, giving guests a Lido-style experience. Guests could then explore the brand new Katara Suite.


Singer Mario Biondi
Adding an extra hit to the night, famous Italian singer Mario Biondi performed in the glittering Duomo ballroom. Guests partied until the early hours and sang and danced to familiar tunes.


Actor Raz Degan
In one of the many stunning suites - re-named 'The Unexpected Room' for the night - actor Raz Degan took photographs of guests in unexpected poses.

A suite surprise

Transformed for the night


The Speakeasy suite
An exclusive tasting of Nonino spirits and cigars from the hotel's signature Cigar Lounge.


The Romance suite
Champagne, strawberries and music. Rose petals on the bed and a chance for a short time alone.


The Folie suite
An in-suite private DJ set, live music and entertainment and champagne a plenty.

Re-live the night and watch the video ˅

And Finally
Thank You to our sponsors

Many valuable partners were involved in the event: Moet Hennessy with its iconic champagne bottles of Ruinart and Krug and Belvedere vodka; Berlucchi with its sparkling wine; Magnum bottles of Ferrari and Martini for the mixology cocktails in the Duomo Ballroom.

Highlights from the hotel’s extensive wine cellar also featured Banfi, Felluga, Allegrini, Casale del Giglio and Castello di Gussago. Thanks also to San Pelligrino, Dac, Berlucchi, Moet Hennessy, Broggi, MGM, Amoretti, De Amicis, Zermini, Essegi Dolciaria, Intorno al Cibo, Colla, Raggio di Grano, Tà, Hotel Service, Caraiba, Illy, Damman, Domori, Sicuritalia, Conor and Marr.

Find all the photos from the night here >