Galleria Vik Milano


Overview

Debuting its first urban hotel outside of South America, Vik Retreats introduces Galleria Vik Milano set in the historical absolute center of Milan housed within the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the city's most iconic Italian landmarks. Infusing the past with the present, the Galleria was originally designed in 1861 by Giuseppe Mengoni and built between 1865 and 1877. Formerly the TownHouse Galleria, Alex and Carrie Vik have lovingly reimagined this six-story hotel alongside architect Marcelo Daglio to feature 89 uniquely designed suites showcasing remarkable art and décor while reflecting Milan's rich artistic heritage. Each room and suite is designed as an art installation showing the best of contemporary Italian and international art. In the true spirit of Vik Retreats, Galleria Vik Milano celebrates history, culture, architecture and spirit through its distinct design of hand painted murals and frescos and collection of Italian and international art. Guests are in the heart of Milano's Quadrilatero d'Oro just steps away from the most celebrated international fashion brands and treasured family-owned boutiques. Other landmarks include The Duomo, La Scala Theatre, Palazzo Reale in addition to sought-out museums, galleries and private palazzos. An urban retreat onto its own, this stylish hotel will boast three distinct restaurants where guests and locals can gather for breakfast, lunch, evening apertivo, dinner and late night music. From Vikissimo, an inspirational art gallery restaurant open from the early morning through the evening overlooking the famous bull of the Galleria, to I Dodici Gatti, which is named after the infamous 12 cats of the Galleria. Pizza fans can indulge in an expansive assortment of traditional and creative wood-fired Neapolitan style pizzas in addition to several red, white and specialty pizzas, grilled beefs and several pasta dishes on its rooftop. SPOtto, a lovely courtyard restaurant, is set to open this autumn. Immerse the beauty and heart of Milano's art and design world at this spectacular retreat, Galleria Vik Milano.

Accommodations

Uniquely designed as an art installation and adorned by an array of Italian and international artists, each of the 89 suites imbues an individual character with a relaxed atmosphere boasting a variety of views designed by renowned architect Marcelo Daglio. His other projects include Estancia Vik, Bahia Vik, and Vik Chile. Suites are well-appointed and set on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors in a six-story town house.

Amenities

• Concierge
• Daily Breakfast
• Access to view collection of contemporary Italian and International art
• Minibar with soft drinks
• Tea and Coffee maker in the rooms (Lavazza espresso machine)
• Three bars and restaurants: Vikissimo, I Dodici Gatti and SPOtto (debuting in Autumn 2019)
• Complimentary WiFi



Activities

• Behind-the-scenes access
• Guided art, food and specialty tours
• Concerts at La Scala Theatre
• Shopping in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Quadrilatero d'Oro
• Visits to the Duomo, Palazzo Reale and independent galleries
• Visit to see the Last Supper at the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie

Vik Retreats

Vik Retreats are a collection of private South American resorts designed for discerning travelers seeking a bespoke and unrivaled experience. Comprised of Estancia Vik José Ignacio, Playa Vik José Ignacio, and Bahia Vik José Ignacio in Uruguay, and Vik Chile and the Winery at Viña Vik Vineyard in the Millahue Valley plus Galleria Vik Milano its first urban hotel set in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II , Vik Retreats guarantee extraordinary stays offering entrée into the very best of their respective locales. Located in the bohemian-chic fishing village of José Ignacio, Uruguay, which is often described as where St. Tropez meets Marlborough Country, Estancia Vik, Playa Vik, and Bahia Vik work in tandem to offer guests an unforgettable Uruguayan experience, marked by outstanding art and design, exceptional culinary offerings, a range of activities, awe-inspiring natural settings, environmentally minded practices and warm attentive service creating a home away from home for their guests.

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Location

NEAREST AIRPORT:
Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Linate (LIN) International Airport

Galleria Vik Milano is set in the historical center housed within the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II just steps away from Milano's Quadrilatero d'Oro and other landmarks including The Duomo, La Scala Theatre, and Palazzo Reale.

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