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Galleria Vik Milano Hotel
TownHouse Galleria new entrance.jpg
TownHouse Galleria (now Galleria Vik) entrance
Alternative namesTownHouse Galleria
Hotel chainVik Retreats
General information
LocationMilan, Italy
AddressVia Silvio Pellico, 8 20121, Milano
Construction started1865
Completed1877
Opened1877
Inaugurated2019
Technical details
Floor count5
Design and construction
ArchitectGiuseppe Mengoni
Other designersCarrie and Alex Vik
Renovating team
ArchitectMarcelo Daglio
Other information
Number of rooms89[1]
Website
galleria.townhousehotels.com/

Galleria Vik Milano is a luxury hotel in Milan, Italy. Located inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, it opened as Galleria Vik in 2019 after being acquired by the Vik Retreats group.

History[edit]

The hotel is located in the historical center of Milan and housed within the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Originally designed in 1861 by Giuseppe Mengoni and built between 1865 and 1877, the Galleria is named after the first King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. The five-story structure features two-glass vaulted arcades and a massive central dome connecting the Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala.[2]

Previously know as TownHouse Galleria it was "one of the few hotels to officially hold a seven-star rating—for a couple of years" until 2011 when the rating was no longer used. It had formerly been called the Seven Stars Galleria.[3] In 2017, the (then) 46-room hotel began offering 24-karat gold bedsheets for the Seven Stars Octagon Presidential Suite - a set was described as sold for US$293,878, while the suite was €5,492.70 a night.[4]

In 2019, the Vik Retreats group bought the hotel alongside the Seven Stars hotel in Milan both for $18 million, and turned the TownHouse Galleria into the Gallery Vik.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galleria VIK Milano - Home".
  2. ^ "Galleria Vik Milano". Galleria Vik Milano. August 10, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Do Seven-Star Hotels Really Exist?". Conde Nast Traveler. May 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Sleep tight in 24-karat gold bed sheet in this Milan hotel". International Business Times. 20 June 2017.
  5. ^ Turra, Alessandra (2019-11-06). "Vik Retreats Brings Its Unique Formula to Milan". WWD. Retrieved 2022-09-02.
  6. ^ "AURA News Real Estate". www.auraree.com. Retrieved 2022-09-02.