Location: Milan, Italy
Address: Piazza della Repubblica 17
Bond book appearance: James Bond - The Authorized Biography of 007 (1973)
Visited by 007 Travelers: August 2015
007 Travelers had great cocktails in this wonderful hotel's lobby bar.
Enjoy the true Milanese experience at Hotel Principe di Savoia, where effortless elegance meets timeless tradition.
Dominating Milan’s Piazza della Repubblica, this spectacular landmark building has been the natural home for international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920s. The hotel showcases a winning combination of Old World luxury and the latest technology, overlooking directly onto the new business district of Porta Nuova.
Guests are welcome to use complimentary services, such as the limo transfer to and from the city centre and access to the swimming pool and gym facilities.
The elegantly furnished rooms and signature hotel suites offer an unforgettable stay; the Presidential Suite on the top floor has its own private swimming pool.
Right next is Club 10 Fitness and Beauty Center. Relax with a swim, sauna, steam, luxurious spa treatment, or simply take a seat on the roof terrace for views over the city.
Indulge in the finest classic Italian cuisine and a diverse wine list at our elegant Acanto restaurant overlooking a quiet and romantic Italian garden. For a memorable afternoon tea, while away a leisurely afternoon at Il Salotto.
Celebrated architect and interior designer Thierry Despont has designed an incredibly opulent bar mixing original features with contemporary touches, making The Principe Bar one of Milan’s most popular bars, especially during Milan Fashion Week.
"During fairs that lasted four days he had a double room at Hotel Principe e Savoia. He liked that too. Hotel was stable and precious, bartender poured large doses and knew all rumours of the city. In the bar Bond met a girl, who saved his life. Girl's name was Melissa. She was English, recently divorced and was meeting his Italian lover in Milan. Man had to stay in Rome and girl was obviously lonely. Bond offered her dinner in one of the finest restaurants in Italy - Giannino, by Via Sciesa. They ate artichoke and osso buco alla milanese - and Bond spent a night with her. After grappa and gorgonzola it felt like a perfect ending for a perfect evening.
Lucky for them, they decided to go to Melissa's room. Around four o'clock in the morning there was an explosion in the hotel. Bond's double room was destroyed completely. Carabiniere told afterwards to Bond that the bomb was placed under his bed.
"Luckily I occasionally don't sleep in my own bed", Bond said.
Carabiniere laughed, but before Bond left Milan, he send a golden bracelet with warm thanks to girl. And in this case he thought, there would be a reason to send a bill to the section."