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   

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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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Hotel exterior by night

A glittering entrance to the grand opening event

Hotel exterior at the party

A Maserati welcome to a glittering night

Restaurant party

Terrazza Gallia debuts cuisine of Fratelli Cerea

DJ at Terrazza Gallia

Graziano della Nebbia DJ set


The Guests

Exclusive Invite Only

Guests at the grand opening

Antonious Von Furstenberg, Andrea Tortora Della Corte, Simone Baudo

Matilde Gioli and Isaballa Ferrari at the Gallia opening

Matilde Gioli, Isaballa Ferrari

Victoria Puccini at the opening event

Victoria Puccini

Isabella Ferrari attends opening party of Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Isaballa Ferrari

Thirties style dresses at the opening event

Thirties style dress at the opening event

Susanna Petrone at Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Milan

Susanna Petrone

Guests in glittering attire

Silvia Galbiati, Laura Moretti, Barbara Bonomi

Marco Uzzo and Ana Laura Ribas

Marco Uzzo, Ana Laura Ribas

Ludivine Pont and Guglielmo Miani

Ludivine Pont, Guglielmo Miani

Simone Marchetti at Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Simone Marchetti

Roberta Ruiu at the official opening event

Roberta Ruiu

Filippi Fiora and Filippo Cirulli

Filippi Fiora, Filippo Cirulli

Alessandra Grillo at the opening party

Alessandra Grillo

Carlo Mazzoni at the opening party of Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Carlo Mazzoni

Fabrizio Cassata and Justine Mattera

Fabrizio Cassata, Justine Mattera

Alessia Giacobino and Alessandro Squarzi

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.

Glittering night app for Excelsior Gallia opening event in Milan


Unexpected Guests

A surprise on the night

Burlesque performers

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.

Mario Biondi performing

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.

Raz Degan photographing guests

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

Nonino spirits

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

Party in a suite

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

Dancing in the suite

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 >