Daily

Monthly

Thanks for Subscribe!
Sorry, we don't know what happened. Please try again later.
You don't want us to answer?

Discover bistRo Aimo e Nadia, Rossana Orlandi’s Newest Restaurant

Discover bistRo Aimo e Nadia, Rossa Orlandi's Newest Restaurant - Style icon Rossana Orlandi has opened a new restaurant in Milan, bistRo
Read More
Discover bistRo Aimo e Nadia, Rossana Orlandi’s Newest Restaurant

Homo Faber: The Venice Event You Can’t Miss

Homo Faber: The Venice Event You Can't Miss - Homo Faber, organised by the leading Swiss-based entity Michelangelo Foundation, is a unique Venitian
Read More
Homo Faber: The Venice Event You Can’t Miss

Everything You Need To Know About Biennale Architettura 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Biennale Architettura 2018 - This year the Biennale Architettura, in Venice, has started on May 26th and will
Read More
Everything You Need To Know About Biennale Architettura 2018
Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria
Aug
11
Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria


Seven Stars Galleria is a Milan luxury hotel in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II near Piazza del Duomo, and what will bring to Milan? Uniqueness and prestigious hospitality service for those we are looking for an “Where to go in Milan” experience! Dubai’s Burj Al Arab made headlines as the world’s first seven star hotel, but wasn’t actually rated as such by an authorized body. Alessandro Rosso is the founder of Hotel Seven Stars Galleria, hidden inside Milan’s 19th century Vittorio Emanuele II structure. The chairman of the Alessandro Rosso Group, was the world’s first to receive an official seven-star status for his hotel, and so far he’s the only one.

Inside the world’s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria (2) Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world   s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria 2

“We wanted to be more than just a hotel that was being referred to as a seven star hotel; we wanted to be certified as one,” Alessandro tells me when we meet at the bar area of his seven star gem, which faces the city’s Duomo. He reached out to Geneva-based certification company SGS, which established a series of requirements in order for a hotel to be seven star-qualified. “There are many rules involved in order for a hotel to be officially rated as a seven star hotel.

See also: Best 2015 Milan Hotels-Carlton Baglioni in the heart of Milan Fashion District

Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel-Seven Stars Galleria (3) Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world   s 7 star milan Hotel Seven Stars Galleria 3

The most important one however, is location. If you don’t get that part right, you’re not in the running for seven stars anymore.” He goes on adding, “The hotel must be located inside an iconic structure that is of great value to the city. It can’t just be a nice building. Furthermore, a seven star hotel must have more suites than rooms. At a five star hotel it’s usually the other way around.”

bl-master-bedroom-750 Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria bl master bedroom 750

Inside the world’s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria (5) Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world   s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria 5

Inside the hotel which opened its doors in 2007 – designed by architect Ettore Mocchetti – one will find a total of seven suites. There’s the penthouse suite, where Italy’s King Vittorio Emanuele III would stay, whenever visiting Milan. The 580 m2 suit goes for €15.000 per night, and comes with a personal chef and butler. Then there are the remaining six suits, which are available from €1500 per night and upward.

See also: Mandarin Oriental Milan Opening, the new Milan Luxury hotel

Inside the world’s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria (8) Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world   s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria 8

World’s only seven star hotel is big on privacy as well, as you either get a suite, or get denied access. The hotel’s easy-to-miss narrow entrance on Via Silvio Pellico (around the corner of the Galleria), that leads to the hotel’s elevator, is guarded 24/7 by two security guards. “A seven star hotel is like a house, so it’s closed to the public. Many of the guests that stay here are heads of state, celebrities, and billionaire entrepreneurs – they need a certain level of privacy. Imagine a sultan staying here, and somebody taking a picture of him in the hotel lobby,” Rosso says.

Inside the world’s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria (7) Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world   s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria 7

But Hotel Seven Stars Galleria’s USP doesn’t stop at location and privacy. “When you go to your typical luxury hotel, you pretty much have to live by their rules, as oppose to them living by yours. That means, breakfast is served till a certain hour, and you’ll only be able to order whatever is mentioned on the hotel menu. At a seven star hotel it’s the client that makes the rules. If a guest is limited in his choices – even the slightest bit – it’s not a seven star hotel,” the Alessandro Rosso Group chairman explains.

Inside the world’s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria (4) Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world   s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria 4

To make sure hotel guests don’t come anything short, they’ll get paired with a personal butler whose sole purpose is to get them whatever they need. This includes shopping sprees with famous fashion designers, fuel for their private jet, viewing Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper in private (amongst the hotel’s most common requests), dinner on the Galleria’s roof, or meeting the mayor.

See also: Where to go in Milan: 10 best restaurants and bars near Milan’s Duomo

Inside the world’s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria (6) Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world   s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria 6

Milan is the city around which the majority of Alessandro Rosso’s businesses are concentrated, but he’s currently scouting for other locations to introduce the seven star concept. Both inside, as well as outside of Italy. “There will be another opening in a space that’s iconic like the Galleria in Milan. In Venice we’re currently looking at a space on Piazza San Marco; we’re just trying to figure out how to make everything work at the moment. Then also Florence, Rome, Istanbul and Shanghai are cities in which I’ve found potential locations for a new seven star hotel,” Rosso says. In order for Alessandro to secure a location, it takes five to six years averagely, plus an additional three years to realize the hotel.

mv-bathtubs-750 Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria mv bathtubs 750

Inside the world’s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria-town-house-galleria-luxury-dream-hotels Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world’s 7 star milan Hotel: Seven Stars Galleria Inside the world   s 7 star milan HotelSeven Stars Galleria town house galleria luxury dream hotels

“It’s a lot of talking with the government, since we basically occupy one of the most historical spaces in the city. The thing is, that luxury hotels come and go, and often become less relevant as time goes by. In our case however, as long as the Galleria is here, we’ll be here as well. The more time goes by, the more interesting this hotel becomes.”

Take a sneak peek into Milan Design Agenda last newsletter and subscribe it!

Keep updated with Milan Luxury Hotels news !

Pinterest | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Get Social
Video
COVETED EDITION
DelightFULL
BRABBU
LUXXU
Blogroll
ESSENTIAL HOME
Circu