The luxurious Katara Suite by Marco Piva

Published on : Friday, December 23, 2016

marcoThe prestigious Katara Suite, designed by Studio Marco Piva. Is located on the seventh and top floor of the Belle Epoque palace of Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan.


The Katara Suite, the largest presidential suite in Italy with its 1000 sqm, stands out as the new model of sophisticated luxury and elegance in the Italian hospitality scenario.


As in a tale of the Arabian Nights, luxury, technology and comfort merge together in the Katara Suite as in its reflecting walls, Murano chandeliers, pieces of art and custom made furniture. All nestled in light shades of white, beige, pink, gold and black echoed by multicolored marble floor.


Accessible thought a private entrance with a pair of independent elevators, the Katara Suite has four bedrooms, a large living room equipped with the best comforts, a private spa and a garden-terrace overlooking the monumental Central Station.


marco 2The light is designed to create a magical and absolutely relaxing atmosphere. Its purpose is to capture the guest’s attention and cocoon him in a smooth environment, in contrast with the hectic metropolitan rhythm of Milan. A theatrical light emphasizes the colors and precious materials used and gives a timeless elegance to the whole space. The two magnificent chandeliers in the living room and master bedroom are exclusively designed by Marco Piva and custom made by La Murrina: respectively a repetition of blown glass drops the fisrt one and a sequence of small crystal spheres to create light disks, all reflected in the backdrop mirrors and ceiling creating attractive and seductive reflections.


The furnishings of the Katara Suite enhance it to one of the most elegant suites in Italy with iconic pieces that praise the history of Italian design and custom made elements. In the master bedroom, for example, the bed header has been spectacularly conceived as a floating lotus flower, while the sinks in the bathroom take up the geometry of diamonds whose facets modulate light.


Among the iconic design components are the Atollo lamps by Oluce designed by Magistretti, or the desk Sciabola designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena. To embellish the living room area there are also Fendi sofas, Febo armchairs by Maxalto, Altreforme and De Majo lamps. All the fit out is realized by B&B Italia.
The living room leads to the large private garden-terrace, with a central great kiosk where tables and chairs are realized by Fendi Outdoor. As tribute to Katara Hospitality ownership, the tabletop football stages a friendly match between the Qatar national team and the Italian one.


The corridor, characterized by giant photographs reproducing the decorative details of the hotel façade, leads to the Princess Room. The space is dominated by the imposing canopy bed with shell shaped headboard and a fall of glass and crystals from the ceiling.


The concept of the room is inspired by the diamond shape, the geometry of the spaces were in fact designed with beveled glass to recall its facets.


The Katara Suite is finally equipped with an exclusive private spa offering a Turkish bath and a spectacular Jacuzzi showcasing a huge cascading chandelier, designed by Marco Piva in collaboration with La Murrina and Gessi. Consisting of 720 blown glass bubbles, the chandelier, inside which is inserted a overhead shower, let guest indulge at the same time in the warm water and benefit from the properties of chromotherapy. A private solarium with two Fendi armchairs and a vertical evergreens wall is connected to the spa area.

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