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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.