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Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan, Italy [Master Thread]

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan, Italy [Master Thread]

Old May 11, 14, 4:16 am
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Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan, Italy [Master Thread]

just noticed this property on spg.com.

is this the former "le meridien milan"?

any info would be appreciated.

thanks in advance.
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Old May 11, 14, 4:52 am
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So it seems.

http://www.katarahospitality.com/our...gallia-milano/
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Old May 13, 14, 9:50 am
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Awesome news! ^

With the best location for travel (across from the Stazione Centrale), this is a brand new hotel that was rebuilt inside of the gorgeous Belle Epoque outer walls of the old Excelsior Hotel Gallia. Almost everything except the facade of old hotel, including most interior walls and an ugly 1970s addition to the South, has been torn down and rebuilt, so it is truly a brand new hotel. With Katara's money behind it it'll probably be quite spectacular.

It's nice to see this property remain in the Starwood portfolio; there were rumors that it wouldn't.

PS It's not bookable yet and it does not have its own page, but it's listed at https://www.starwoodhotels.com/corpo.../all/list.html
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Old May 13, 14, 12:50 pm
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Katara Hospitality today announced that the internationally-renowned Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan will join The Luxury Collection® portfolio, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). Owned by Katara Hospitality, Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan will open this November following an extensive renovation. The opening will mark The Luxury Collection’s seventh hotel in Italy, as the brand remains on track to surpass 100 hotels globally in the next five years.
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Old May 14, 14, 5:43 pm
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Starwood press release at http://starwood.q4web.com/investor-r...-Brand-5142014
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Old Sep 20, 14, 5:29 am
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At least we just know the prices for parking...

Self and Valet Parking (€30-100 p/day)
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Old Sep 21, 14, 11:51 pm
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No standard suites

Apparently their roster of suites starts at the category of Executive Suite, so no standard suites?… I bet this is some sleazy trick for no suite upgrades at check-in and no SNAs...

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Originally Posted by FozBoy View Post
Apparently their roster of suites starts at the category of Executive Suite, so no standard suites?… I be this is some sleazy trick for no suite upgrades at check-in and no SNAs...
This has nothing to do with using SNAs! You can use the SNAs for every suite in the SNA pool!
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Old Sep 22, 14, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by Forstbetrieb View Post
This has nothing to do with using SNAs! You can use the SNAs for every suite in the SNA pool!
So it's just "some sleazy trick for no suite upgrades at check-in"?

Pfew. Much better...not!
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Originally Posted by hillrider View Post
So it's just "some sleazy trick for no suite upgrades at check-in"?

Pfew. Much better...not!
Or the Executive Suites are the standard suites...

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Butler services in all the suites plus espresso machines in all the rooms...
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Old Sep 22, 14, 5:47 pm
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BTW: opening date is 1st of december
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The Excelsior Gallia, Milan will be reopening, December 2014, under Starwood management

I just made a reservation for next summer and noticed that the parking rates are interesting.


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Old Sep 23, 14, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Forstbetrieb View Post
Or the Executive Suites are the standard suites...

I would be willing to bet that the Executive Suites are NOT in the pool of standard suites for the purpose of Plat upgrades at check-in upon availability.

For me that is precisely why they're calling it "Executive Suite" when they don't have any other, lower category of full suites on site.

Hey, but I'm hoping someone can prove me wrong….
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Originally Posted by FozBoy View Post
I would be willing to bet that the Executive Suites are NOT in the pool of standard suites for the purpose of Plat upgrades at check-in upon availability.

For me that is precisely why they're calling it "Executive Suite" when they don't have any other, lower category of full suites on site.

Hey, but I'm hoping someone can prove me wrong….
The SNA upgrade is for the first category of suites at an SPG hotel--assuming the hotel isn't considered an all-suite property. Unless the property has some exemption, the Executive Suite would be the entry suite category (assuming they don't have a Junior Suite category, of course).
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