The passage of distinguished guests, who have chosen the Grand Hotel et de Milan throughout the years as their “Milanese house”, is celebrated by the dedicated suites. Each of them is characterized by a selection of objects, photos, autographic documents and other memories, belonged to the personage or ascribable to his/her life. Giuseppe Verdi, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Maria Callas, Giorgio Strehler, Enrico Caruso are only some of the personalities to whom the hotel’s Suites and Junior Suites have been named after.
Luchino Visconti has always been part of the family at the Grand Hotel et de Milan, which was also at the time a renowned location for business meetings, the ideal place for a rendezvous before the première at La Scala, and then all in line along Via Manzoni towards the Theatre.
The room 206 is dedicated to Giorgio Strehler, one of the most influential personalities in the Italian and international theatre. He arrived very young in Milan, where he met Franco Parenti and Paolo Grassi, other milestones in the Milanese theatrical scene.
The Grand Hotel et de Milan has always been the “place to be” for several international artists. Giorgio De Chirico as well, maximum representative of the metaphysical painting, chose it as “pied-à-terre” during the Milanese stays in the 1950s. The choice of the Maestro was also due to hotel’s proximity to the art gallery belonging to his friend Jolas, important international collector and expert of art.
Among the many anecdotes relating the Grand Hotel et de Milan with great personalities of the Italian Opera, one regards the tenor Enrico Caruso, to whom suite 306 is dedicated. The tenor first visited the hotel on the occasion of your stay in Milan, to perform at the Teatro Alla Scala in a new opera directed by Arturo Toscanini.
Born in a prosperous family, the beautiful and uninhibited Polish painter met Gabriele D'Annunzio in 1925. The poet indeed, considered among the major representatives of the literature of the 20th century, was a incurable ladies’ man and many letters, written on the hotel letterhead, testify a close and intimate relationship between Tamara and Gabriele.
The most requested Suite Deluxe is our room 205. This Suite is a tribute to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to keep alive the heritage, the majesty and the elegance of that historical period in time. Now is home to the highest Italian State officers during their institutional visit to Milano
The Suite 123 still have the charm and a sense of greatness like his esteemed guest –Dom Pedro II of Alcantaraand Braganza, Emperor of Brazil. The suite has some pictures of the Emperor Dom Pedro and also the statue in memory of Brazil, in honor of the defeat of slavery.
The elegant and graceful Eleonora Duse also chose the De Milan for her visit to Milano. Her new Milanese home was the meeting place for the most enjoyable moment with her friend Gabriele D’Annunzio while they were involved romantically as well as collaborating professionally. Later D’Annunzio wrote four plays dedicated to the greatest actress of all time.
Rudolf Nuriyev’s Junior Suite has a lot of photos representing the famous Russian ballet dancer during his theatrical performances on the stage of the Teatro alla Scala. The Grand Hotel et de Milan was his home in Milano when preforming at Teatro Alla Scala.