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 | Film Director | Milan 1906 - Rome 1976
Luchino Visconti was always at home at the Grand Hotel et de Milan. It was there that business meetings took place, where people gathered to go to the premiere of La Scala, and then all lined up along Via Manzoni to go to the theater.
Giorgio Strehler | Theatre Director | Barcola 1921 - Lugano 1997
Apartment 206 is dedicated to Giorgio Strehler, one of the most influential personalities of Italian and international theater. He came to Milan when he was very young and met Franco Parenti and Paolo Grassi, other milestones of the Milanese theatre scene. In 1947, together with Nina Vinchi, they founded Il Piccolo Teatro della Città di Milano, creating productions that will remain in the history of theater, such as L'albergo dei poveri by Gorkij and I giganti della montagna by Pirandello.
Maria Callas | Soprano | New York 1923 - Paris 1977
Maria Meneghini Callas was a loyal guest at the Grand Hotel et de Milan between 1950 and 1952, during theatrical performances such as Aida, I vespri Siciliani, Il ratto del Serraglio, Norma, Macbeth and Gioconda held at La Scala Theatre.
Giorgio De Chirico | Painter and Sculptor | Vòlos Greek 1888 - Rome 1978
The Grand Hotel et de Milan has always been a point of reference for the world's greatest artists. It was inevitable that Giorgio De Chirico, the greatest exponent of metaphysical painting, would choose it as his residence during his stays in Milan since the 1950s.
Enrico Caruso | Tenor | Naples 1873 - 1921
Among the many anecdotes that link the Grand Hotel et de Milan to the great figures of Italian Opera, one concerns the tenor Enrico Caruso, to whom Junior Suite 306 is dedicated. The tenor was in Milan to sing at La Scala under Arturo Toscanini direction.
Tamara de Lempicka | Painter | Warsaw 1898 - Cuernavaca, Mexico 1980
Born into a wealthy family, the beautiful and unconventional Polish painter met Gabriele D'Annunzio in 1925. The poet, in fact, considered one of the greatest exponents of the literature of the twentieth century, had a great passion for beautiful women and several letters, on hotel letterhead, testify to a playful and friendly relationship between Tamara and Gabriele.
Lucio Dalla | Songwriter | Bologna 1943 - Montreux 2012
The Grand Hotel et de Milan was his home in Milan. 'Milan' is the title of one of his iconic songs dedicated to the City. This special Suite brings his memories to life and is often chosen by artists to find their inspiration during their stay.
Rudolf Nureyev | Dancer and Coreographer | Irkutsk 1938 - Paris 1993
The Rudolf Nureyev Junior Suite has many photos depicting the famous Russian ballet dancer during his theatrical performances on the stage of La Scala Theatre. The Grand Hotel et de Milan was his chosen lodging in Milan together with the great English ballerina Margot Fonteyn, with whom he formed a memorable artistic partnership. One of his longest stays was in 1981 on the occasion of the making of the film based on the ballet Romeo and Juliet. "Verdi's House" was his address in Milan.