MGallery Celebrates the Arrival of Two New Addresses in Milan

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    MGallery, Accor’s collection of high-end hotels, now counts three exceptional establishments in Milan: Grand Visconti Palace Hotel, Uptown Palace Hotel and the Grand Hotel Villa Torretta. Located in the very heart of Europe’s design and fashion capital, these two new properties, reflect the brand’s dynamic expansion via franchises and in Italy, MGallery’s second largest network.

    Two other hotels recently joined the brand’s Italian network: Villa Olmi Hotel in Florence and La Griffe Hotel in Rome. LaGare Hotel Venezia will open next May under MGallery brand, bringing the network to a total of 12 prestigious hotels in Italy.Grand Visconti Palace Hotel: a haven of tranquillity that evokes Milan’s past but also its present

    Classical and refined, the Grand Visconti Palace represents the perfect match between the traditional charm of a historic building and the comfort of modern facilities.

    In the 1920s, the hotel’s 2,500 sq.m. courtyard housed a flour mill, the Mulino Verga. Now transformed into a magnificent Italian-style garden, it is the centrepiece of the hotel, visible from most of the 172 rooms and suites, the pool, the restaurant and the meeting rooms.

    The Tower Suite perfectly encapsulates the spirit of a new type of luxury, rich in emotions and discoveries, brought to life by MGallery and the Grand Visconti Palace: 120 square meters on three levels connected by a staircase and a private elevator, with extraordinary views over the city’s rooftops.

    The restaurant “al V piano” on the fifth floor offers an “eno-gastronomic” journey through the traditional tastes and flavours of Italy and the best in international cuisine.

    To refresh body and mind after a busy day, guests can enjoy the Grand Visconti Palace well-being centre with its sauna, Turkish baths, Jacuzzi, fitness centre and 120 sqm indoor swimming pool overlooking the park.

    The hotel also boasts a meetings and events area that can cater for up to 300 people, with 14 meeting rooms ranging from 55 to 249 sqm

    Uptown Palace Hotel: an “urban-chic” skyscraper with a 360° view of Milan

    The Uptown Palace embodies the essence of Italian elegance. Strategically located just a few minutes from the city’s world- famous fashion district, this “urban-chic” hotel has adopted a palette of warm beige and brown colours that infuse charm and elegance.

    The 158 rooms and suites with their clean-lined, sophisticated design offer the highest standards of comfort. The stylish furniture and materials are all made in Italy.

    The suites have a vast, bright living area with great views and a Jacuzzi, while the top- floor Presidential Suite boasts an amazing panoramic view of the cathedral and the rooftops of Milan.

    “Uptown”, the hotel’s restaurant, will delight the most demanding palates with a selection of traditional Lombardy dishes and international specialities produced by its daring and creative young chef, Carlon Ontano.

    Grand Hotel Villa Torretta: a jewel in a casket of greenery

    Grand Hotel Villa Torretta is a luxurious 17th century manor house, a historic and prestigious building decorated with frescoes, Venetian stucco and crystal chandeliers. An ideal venue for private and professional events, the hotel is adjacent to Milan’s regional park, the Parco Nord. The 78 rooms and suites feature individually chosen furniture and fabric colours that give each its own special personality.

    The hotel restaurant, “Vico della Toretta”, is worth a visit in its own right. Located inside the villa, it is open to all and offers tasty Milanese and Lombardy delicacies served in a sumptuous setting. The hotel also boasts nine meeting rooms bathed in light and a splendid auditorium designed by famous architect Renzo Piano, offering a total capacity of 258 people.

    The role of our hoteliers is crucial and a key to our customers’ experience. MGallery hotel teams stage the story of their establishment with talent by sharing anecdotes and secrets about its history, the city, culture and stories.

    Daniel Fountain / 02.05.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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