In 2013, Paola Giambelli fulfilled a grand concept: open a hotel that encapsulated the elegance and sophistication of Milan. The product of which is the Palazzo Parigi Milano. It wasn’t a task taken lightly; in fact, Giambelli famously spent five years building a collection of individual antiques, paintings, sculptures and furniture with which to furnish her grand hotel. It is the cherished items of this collection that furnish the sixty-five rooms and thirty-three suites available at the decadent, Palazzo Parigi.
”The interior of the hotel is understated opulence, with marble columns, mosaic floors and rich woods built into the structure. A splendid site to take in while finishing a long day of creative meetings in Milano, with a Martini at the bar.” Vince Stroop.
Like me, a designer and architect of hotels, Giambelli seems to have taken great care in establishing the hotel’s shared areas. The hotel’s Café Parigi is beautifully bright, courtesy of the skylight that has been styled in homage to the glitz and glamour of the Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Though this isn’t the only opportunity for you to appreciate Milan. Each room boasts a private terrace to allow for stunning views of the Milanese streets.
Although, the MR H readers might be more suited to the ultimate view found in the Imperial Suite. Boasting a generous panoramic terrace and the chance to start and end the days with the breathtaking view of the Doumo di Milano. The panoramic terrace and open structure allow for a view of the Duomo even from the marble whirlpool bathtub.
Located in the artists’ neighborhood of Brera, the Palazzo Parigi is a short walk from everything you could possibly desire. Art and culture can be taken in abundance in this district with Brera Art Gallery on your doorstep. Though, this is Milan, the shoppers’ paradise, the Italian city recognized as one of the world’s foremost fashion capitals. Just around the corner from the Palazzo Parigi is the fashion district, Quadrilatero della Moda, which houses the world’s most respected designers. It’s safe to say that every individual I came across was suitably well dressed.
Heading back home to New York, Ciao for now.
Words: Vince Stroop
Vince Stroop is an Architect and partner at JBI studio in New York. He leads a multi disciplinary practice that focuses on hospitality and lifestyle projects. Extensive travel, the pursuit of good food and capturing life through the lense of a camera are things that get him out of bed every morning.