High-end fashion is moving from the runway to popular holiday destinations, with a number of key fashion designers turning their talents to luxury hotels and resorts around the world. From Oscar de la Renta in The Dominican Republic to Armani in Dubai, fashion-conscious travellers and lovers of luxury can experience haute-couture like never before with Hotels.com’s top ten hotels designed by fashion icons.
Hotels.com lists the top ten hotels designed by famous fashion designers:
Hotel: Halekulani Hotel, 5*
Hotel Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Designer: Vera Wang
The Halekulani hotel is home to a one-of-a-kind suite designed by Vera Wang. Oozing elegance with its charcoal drapes and dark wood overtones, the hotel’s name literally translates to “House befitting heaven”. Adding to the elegance is the Wang-style service, which includes limousine transport. The suite also houses the iconic designer’s perfumes as well as personally selected movies and a self-styled cocktail menu.
Hotel: Hotel Le Bellechasse Saint Germain, 4*
Hotel Location: Paris, France
Designer: Christian Lacroix
Located right in the heart of Paris, the individual rooms at the Hotel Le Bellechasse Saint Germain are all hand-designed by Christian Lacroix and feature flamboyant works of art.
The glamourous and extravagant hotel rooms come complete with soundproofing and an in-room French-style breakfast is offered to all guests, completing the authentic French experience.
The hotel also boasts a wonderful location, just a short walk to the Effiel Tower, the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay.
Hotel: Armani Hotel, 5*
Hotel Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Designer: Giorgio Armani
The five-star Armani Hotel, located in Dubai, is the pinnacle of luxury accommodation with rooms located in the world’s largest tower, overlooking the bustling city of Dubai.
From the stone floors and zebrawood panels, to the bespoke furnishings and personally designed hotel amenities, Armani’s signature style of elegance, sophistication and simplicity graces every room.
Hotel Location: London, United Kingdom
Designer: Diane von Furstenberg
Claridge’s Hotel in London is a fashion lover’s art deco paradise. Designed by fashion legend Diane von Furstenberg, the hotel is close to the famous Bond Street and Oxford Street shopping precincts.
The exclusive hotel shows strong 1920s design elements with all 202 rooms equipped with personal marble bathrooms and a full-service spa.
Claridge’s also hosts a Gordon Ramsay restaurant within the hotel as well as a butler service for all rooms.
Hotel: Tortuga Bay Hotel, 5*
Hotel Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Designer: Oscar de la Renta
Travellers looking for a stylish, luxurious getaway don’t have to be constrained by big city hotels, with the Tortuga Bay Hotel located on the sandy shores of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
Complimenting the surroundings, De la Renta has designed furniture from local woods and fabrics with beds made of wicker, chairs of sea grass and walls adorned with pictures of tropical flowers and plants.
The Tortuga Bay Hotel offers guests exclusive access to a private beach, a full service spa and a complimentary private car transfer from the airport.
Hotel: Palazzo Versace, 5*
Hotel Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Designer: House of Versace
A waterfront setting, spectacular architecture, Italian furnishings, extraordinary service and an ambience of pure glamour; Palazzo Versace is everything you would expect from the world’s first fully fashion-branded hotel.
Located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Palazzo Versace offers the beauty of a Renaissance palace set within luxurious surroundings creating an unmistakably Versace experience.
Hotel: Round Hill Hotel and Villas, 4.5*
Hotel Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Designer: Ralph Lauren
As timeless as a Chanel suit, this hotel will have fashion-lovers lining up for a chance to stay in the suites designed by fashion icon, Ralph Lauren.
Lauren’s classic designs with splashes of seasonal colour are always a hit on the runway and are on display throughout this luxury resort. Originally an 18-century plantation villa, Ralph Lauren has enhanced its quintessential character, which is based on charm, elegance and a long fashion history.
Hotel: The G Hotel, 5*
Hotel Location: Galway, Ireland
Designer: Philip Tracey
The G Hotel, located in Galway, Ireland, is full of bright and vibrant designs by Philip Tracey, a famous Irish milliner.
Philip Tracey’s grasp of design and fashion can be seen in every facet of the hotel. From the uniquely bright lobby, to the five-star dining, the inspiration from old-style Hollywood fashion and glamour is everywhere.
Hotel: Hotel Missoni, 5*
Hotel Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Missoni is located right in the heart of Edinburgh and was design by Italian fashion house, Missoni.
Hotel Missoni reflects its designs perfectly with fun, bold colours coupled with distinctive patterns throughout the hotel. The hotel is sleek in its design but caters to the stylish whims of its guests. With fun feature walls and hyper-coloured accessories you may find yourself mistaking the lobby for the runway.
Hotel: Hotel Maison Moschino, 4*
Hotel Location: Milan, Italy
Hotel Maison Moschino is located in the fashion capital of the world, Milan. The beautiful hotel, designed by fashion house Moschino has a strong design theme, focusing on fashion and fairytales.
The boutique hotel has individually designed rooms with names including Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland and Sleeping Beauty. The rooms boast elegance and sophistication through each element including the fashion-inspired beds and hand designed bodice lamps.
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