The renovation and expansion of the historic Excelsior Hotel Gallia, in the heart of Milan, is part of the broader process of urban redevelopment of Duca D’Aosta Square.
The plot design is inserted in the process aiming the refurbishment of the overall area surrounding the Central station.
An international investment fund of Qatar have bought the hotel, with the intention to upgrade it into a five star luxury hotel. After an international selection, Studio Marco Piva has been appointed to develop the architectural project. Later, it has been required to design also the interiors.
The new architectural design developed by Marco Piva configures a complex where the historical building, fully restored, is joined to a new contemporary designed building.
The main aim of Studio Marco Piva is to combine hotels’ requirements, internationally oriented, keeping the key brand elements of a city like Milan: style, fashion and design.