15 Best Fashion Hotels in the World that Glitter with Ultimate Luxury and Style

  • NEHA KAPOOR
  • Dec 01, 2015
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At times, all that glistens might be just gold. Gone are the days when hotels were just meant to offer you space and comfort while you were on your journey. Today with the seeping in some of the best brands and fashion designers’ names in the hospitality sector, hotels have acquired a different dimension in terms of luxury and thematic staying. Indeed these haute hotels have become the hottest form of brand extension for some of the world’s most iconic fashion designers such as Missoni. Bulgari. Armani. DVF.LVMH. Oscar de la Renta. Ralph Lauren. Versace. Come, let us explore some of the best fashion hotels in the world that tell their own stories of art, creation and yes, the brand!

1. Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh, Scotland

Opened in 2009, Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh was the first in a series of hotels overseen by the cult Italian fashion label. Delineating the Missoni fashion family's love of colour and pattern, this hotel has been designed with jewel-coloured bathrooms and striped lifts.

This vibrant five star hotel also features beautiful clean architectural lines and exceptional design, finished with the glorious colours and zigzag patterns that contemporary Missoni is known for. No wonder that the treasure has become a firm favourite with the city’s fashion crowd!

2. The Armani Dubai, UAE

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Georgio Armani's design in architecture is nestled in the world's tallest tower, the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Designed with minimalist elegance, this hotel offers panoramic views of the Dubai laden with an ambience of calm serenity, with sophisticated colours, clean lines and unique textures that blend together seamlessly with the tower's stunning architecture and natural light.

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3. Claridge’s, London

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You must have come across Claridge’s while walking down in London. This hotel is known for its 1930’s era architecture and ornate accent. The wrap dress designer was one of the first to create suites and rooms on behalf of a major hotel brand. In fall 2010, Diane Von Furstenberg put her exuberantly patterned stamp on London’s Art Deco icon Claridge’s hotel, decking out 20 rooms and suites in full-on Furstenberg regalia. Of course, that means print, print and more prints: From tan and white leopard skin rugs to sofas upholstered in fuchsia and chocolate Ikat.

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4. Karl Lagerfeld’s Schlosshotel im Grunewald, Berlin

 

The Schlosshotel im Grunewald is the eccentric designer’s most memorable foray into designing for hotels. The 54-room property, located just outside of Berlin in one of its most exclusive suburbs, was built a century ago as a palace for one of Kaiser’s confidantes and advisors. Restored under Lagerfeld’s direction, it maintains an exquisitely royal feel with Belle Epoque antique furnishings, opulent bed linens and all-marble bathrooms.

5. Ralph Lauren’s Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica

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One of the most beautiful and elegant boutique resorts in the Caribbean, Round Hill offers elegant and luxurious oceanfront rooms designed by no other than renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Sophisticated, subdued, and sublime, this luxury hotel in Montego Bay shines as a beacon of perfection among Jamaica resorts, and will leave you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and ready to face the stresses of everyday life once again.

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6. Salvatore Ferragamo’s Continentale, Florence

As Kiwi Collection said it best, the "50s-inspired Continentale would make the perfect spot for Holly Golightly should she spring from the pages of fiction and land in Florence." Bubble-gum pink accents provide a nice contrast against over-sized black and white fashion portraiture decorating the hallways.

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7. Palazzo Versace, Australia

Representing the Versace lifestyle in its most genuine form, here you can step onto an outdoor balcony for all-year-round sunny views, bathe in the marble bathroom or simply unwind in the spacious, luxury surroundings that come complete with bespoke furnishings, luxurious fabrics, rich parquetry floors, floor to ceiling windows and lavish colourful silks. Luxury comes at its best with its master bedroom, where the king-sized custom made bed is poised and perfectly positioned so you'll wake up to water views.

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8. Maison Moschino, Milan

Maison Moschino rooms and suites have been created true to the fashion house brand, inspired by a visionary and contemporary fairy tale theme. You will feel like you’re in a fairytale in these wonderfully designed rooms that are really out of this world. With names like The Forest, The Ribbon, Sleeping in a Ballgown, The Sweet room, you can choose whichever sensuous theme takes your fancy and immerse yourself in a fantasy world filled with fashion, incredible creativity and wild imagination.

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9. Oscar de la Renta’s Tortuga Bay Villas, Dominican Republic

The designer’s fashion sensibility is translated to the décor of a Caribbean beach resort with understated elegance. To harmonize with the exotic surroundings, de la Renta (who was born in the Dominican and still has a home there) selected natural wicker and wood furnishings beautifully upgraded with Frette linens.

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10. Christian Lacroix’s Hotel Le Bellechasse, Paris

Christian Lacroix's Hotel le Bellechasse, Paris, reflects the designer's love of sumptuous fabrics. This 34-bedroom hotel, in the fashionable and historic district of Faubourg Saint-Germain is grouped into three categories: Discovery, Original and Privilege. Lacroix described the building as 'a journey within a journey.'  Each floor has a different style and artwork is displayed as murals on the walls.

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11. UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, Bahia, Brazil

Diesel's Creative Director Wilbert Das has his own hotel retreat in Bahia, Brazil. The Dutchman arrived in Trancoso in 2004 and immediately set about creating a rustic eco-style retreat using recycled materials and  Brazilian vintage furniture. The result is 11 casas which give guests the option of both self-catering and 5-star hotel treatment at the UXUA CASA Hotel & Spa.

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12. Betsey Johnson’s "Eloise” Suite: The Plaza Hotel, New York City

Fairy tales come alive here. It’s difficult not to be charmed the moment you enter the candy-striped door to room 1832, the Eloise suite in the Plaza Hotel. It is inspired by the property’s best loved fictional residentand created by over-the-top fashion personality Betsy Johnson. The room delights with riotously floral linens, zebra-patterned carpets and hot pink walls, chandeliers and furniture, plus a neon sign that’s right above the bed. The suite is actually comprised of two rooms, one for Eloises-in-training which is meant for kids and another slightly more subdued room for grown-ups.

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13. The Dior Suite at St Regis Hotel, New York

The Dior Suite at the St Regis Hotel in New York is inspired by the fashion house’s ateliers in Paris. The 1700-square-foot space features a bedroom, bathroom, living room and dining room, all in the signature Dior 'whispering grey' colour. The suite sits on the 12th floor of the hotel.

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14. Hotel Eclat Real Bape Suite, Beijing, China 

The Real BAPE suite at the Hotel Eclat in Beijing  was designed by the cult fashion brand Bathing Ape. As such, the company's ape character features in every room, whether it is ornaments dotted around the living room or on one of the many prints on the textiles that brighten up the modern decor. Guests can also dine from BAPE dinnerware and write letters home use BAPE stationary from the space age desk in the bedroom, which looks straight out onto the pool area.

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15. Arkadius’s Farol Design Hotel, Cascais

At this renovated cliffside manor in Cascais, Portugal, the fashion designer Arkadius decorated a two-room suite with the black and deep reds of his 2003-2004 Urban Orchid collection. In the bedroom, a glistening gold-and-black-sequin sofa sits below snapshots of his runway models.

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So which one of these boutique hotels catches your fancy to stay in? Let us know.

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