New York, NY- November 7, 2005 — Americans tired of the same-old- same-old Holiday Shopping at malls and Main Streets throughout the 50 states can consider winging to Milan this December to shop for unusual gifts for family and friends, and to find unprecedented bargains.
Milan is Italy’s center of business, fashion and style, and its legendary Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering a unique Christmas Shopping in Milan package valid December 1, 2005 through January 7, 2006. The package provides guests with complimentary room upgrades, Christmas treats and a uniquely special “Christmas card” that provides discounts of up to 20% at some of Milan’s most exclusive designer stores, including Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Valentino and Tod’s. The hotel even provides guests with complimentary limousine transportation to the city’s finest stores and boutiques, as well as the optional services of a personal shopper.
The Hotel Principe di Savoia has long been recognized as one of Europe’s most prestigious hotels. A Milanese institution since 1927, it has a storied history of relationships with Italy’s leading fashion designs and brands – connections that have made possible the package’s unprecedented discounts for its guests.
Milan is Italy’s most Christmassy city. Less than an hour from the snow-capped Alps, it is also the birthplace of panettone, the country’s delicious raisin- strewn Christmas cake. December 7 is the feast day of Milan’s patron saint, Sant’Ambrogio, signifying the official launch of the city’s Christmas celebrations. It also marks the start of the opera season at the illustrious La Scala Opera House.
The Christmas Shopping in Milan, package includes:• Deluxe hotel accommodation (with complimentary upgrades, if available)
• A “Christmas Card” providing up to 20% discounts at luxury leather and fashion stores including GiorgioArmani, Tod’s, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermengildo Zegna, Agnona, Antonio Fusco and more
• The box of the famous Italian Christmas cake – Panettone (perfect to take home)
• Buffet breakfast daily
• Complimentary entrance to the hotel’s Club 10 Fitness & Beauty Center
• Complimentary limousine service to the heart of Milan’s shopping.
The Hotel Principe di SavoiaChristmas Shopping in Milan’s package is available December 1, 2005 through January 7, 2006. Rates commence at Euro 240 ($287*) per night in a classic room, and Euro 305 ($365*) in a junior suite. Rates are per person including taxes and based on double occupancy. The services of a Personal Shopper can be added for Euro 200 ($240*) per half day or Euro 400 ($480*) for a full day.
About Hotel Principe di Savoia
Gearing up to mark its 80th anniversary, the Hotel Principe di Savoia is considered one of Europe’s most prestigious luxury hotels, with a reputation for the highest standards of quality and excellence. The hotel offers unrivalled services and facilities including 278 guest rooms and 126 suites, a renowned gourmet restaurant, a luxurious health center and spa with heated swimming pool, and 17 meeting and banquet rooms. The hotel is owned and managed by Dorchester Group, the London-based hotel property and management company wholly owned by The Brunei Investment Agency.