Luxury hotel in Milan
The hallway of the Presidential Suite at the Principe di Savoia


In these strange days of lockdown, self-isolation, social distancing and quarantine, it’s always good to dream about future travels. What better inspiration for future travel plans than a video tour of one of the world’s most luxurious presidential suites. And this isn’t just a tour of the presidential suite (you can watch that here), it’s a tour of the suite’s mind-blowing private swimming pool and Roman bath.

Principe di Savoia hotel
The spectacular Principe at night (Photo by Freddy Sherman)

The Principe di Savoia

This Presidential Suite can be found in Milan, Italy at the iconic Principe di Savoia. The historic luxury hotel, part of Dorchester Collection, has been the city’s best hotel since opening in 1927. There are 301 beautiful rooms to choose from, including 44 suites. I stayed in one of the hotel’s Ambassador Suites, you can see a tour of my suite here.

Porto Nuova Milan
A view of the Porto Nuova skyline from the terrace of the fitness center

The Principe is perfectly situated for exploring this vibrant Northern Italian city. It sits on the Piazza del Repubblica, right on the edge of Porta Nuova, one of the city’s newest and hippest areas. Easy to access, it’s also just a short walk from the Milan’s massive Milano Centrale train station.

Duomo in Milan
The Duomo at dusk (photo by Freddy Sherman)

The Duomo, DaVinci’s “Last Supper”, La Scala, the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II and historic Milano city center are just a short walk or a quick drive away. The five-star hotel has a complimentary limo shuttle which goes between the Duomo area and the hotel all day long. You can read more about my luxury getaway to Milan here.

The incredible Roman bath (Photo courtesy of Dorchester Collection)

The Presidential Suite

Aside from three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a formal dining room and an enormous wrap-around balcony patio with city views, the suite’s most impressive feature is its own Pompei-style Roman bath. Complete with a large swimming pool and a hot tub, the space also has a steam room, its own Turkish bath, a dry sauna and a few pieces of exercise eqipment (treadmill and stationary bike).

Luxury hotel pool
Enjoying the private Roman bath of the Presidential Suite at the Principe di Savoia

The Roman Bath Experience

Beyond the sumptuous amenities, the design and style of the bath is very authentic. The walls and ceiling are covered in tile and murals depicting aquatic scenes and mythical creatures. The pool and tub are filled with intricate tile mosiacs; the pool has incredible dancing dolphins on the bottom. One wall of the bath has Roman-style windows which look into the luxurious living room area.

Galleria Vittorio Emaneuele
Inside the Galleria at night

The Principe also delivers the warm, deeply personal service every Dorchester Collection property is known for. Foodies will enjoy Acanto, their popular restaurant focusing its seasonal menu on local products. The hotel is also home to a lavish spa.

Read more of Freddy Sherman’s take on travel on his Go World Travel Blog. You can also follow more of his adventures on his luxuryfred Instagram feed, his personal blog and on his YouTube channel.

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