Seven Stars Galleria

    It took the Rosso family, the owners of several small, exclusive hotels in Italy, several years to convince Milan’s city government to approve their plans to develop the Town House Galleria. Beyond the usual difficulty in getting past one of Italy’s labyrinthine bureaucracies, the boutique property required special consideration because of its proposed location: inside one of Milan’s most famous landmarks, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a massive, architecturally stunning indoor arcade completed in 1876. Ultimately, the Rosso family and its company, Town House Hotels, succeeded, and the hotel opened its doors in March 2007 to stellar reviews. Appointed with edgy modern art, the Town House Galleria’s 24 suites occupy the arcade’s second and third floors. Each suite offers interior views of the Galleria and its streams of shoppers and tourists, most of whom are unaware that a hotel sits above the original Prada store. Butlers serve each room, stocking the individual wine cellars and arranging anything from a personal guide for viewing Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper to an after-hours shopping trip. . Rates Suites from about $1,600 to $4,100.

    The new hotel offers adventure seekers a plethora of outdoor activities…
    The $437,000, seven-day adventure includes limited-edition ski gear and meals prepared by a Nobu...
    The new Collins Avenue hotel embraces a nature-focused approach to hospitality…
    The 7,189-yard course is set along Nassau’s Cable Beach…
    Amanresorts opens in one of China’s most picturesque places…
    The 118-room, seven-story hotel is an oasis in the bustling Turkish city…
    The resort has reopened after being forced closed by Tropical Cyclone Ita…
    The 251-year-old French crystal house opens its first hotel…
    Photo by Ken Seet
    From private-island villas to overwater bungalows, the Maldives offers no shortage of over-the-top...
    Photo by Mark Wieland
    The Ritz-Carlton, Naples reopened to guests last October after a two-month renovation...