The designer hotel trend shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. On the contrary, from Australia’s opulent Palazzo Versace – the pioneer of fashion designer hotels – to the playful Maison Moschino in Milan, more and more luxury hotels from around the world seem to need a fashion icon to put a couture signature on their chic suites.
Palazzo Versace, by Versace
A fruitful collaboration between Gianni Versace S.P.A. and the Sunland Group, Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast of Australia is the epitome of fashion, in every possible way. Labeling itself as “the world’s first fully fashion branded hotel”, the property sparkles with lustrous marble floors, gold, mosaics, and lavish chandeliers, while opulent tapestries, bespoke furnishings, and lavish bath products – all designed by Versace – ensure your stay is as comfortable, sophisticated, and luxurious as the brand’s unmistakable style.
Maison Moschino, by Moschino
As you would expect from the world’s fashion capital, Milan hotels have a sense of style and sophistication that can’t be denied. Maison Moschino – a favorite among chic Milanese and Fashion Week attendees, enthralls with eccentric, surreal interiors inspired by fairy tales. Designed by Moschino’s creative director Rossella Jardini, each of the 65 distinctively styled rooms is a weird and wonderful realm where suspended light fixtures resemble fluffy clouds; trees seem to grow out of nowhere; and whimsical furniture pieces will make you wonder if you’ve just stepped into Alice’s Wonderland.
Vice Versa Hotel, by Chantal Thomass
Fashioned by French lingerie designer Chantal Thomass, Paris’ Vice Versa Hotel boasts sexy, fanciful rooms finished in a mind-blowing variety of styles and themes. A nod to the seven deadly sins, the design combines contemporary comfort with offbeat touches to create seductive, original spaces. Expect glamorous suites brimming with Parisian fashion accessories, walls decked out in bank notes, teapots that double as lamps, and sultry bathrooms draped in black lace.
Armani Hotel Dubai, by Giorgio Armani
Understated elegance is reflected in every square foot of Armani Hotel Dubai, which sits quietly in the world’s tallest and ritziest building. Decorated in soothing beiges, austere grays, and coffee-inspired hues, the stylish rooms and suites bare the signature of Giorgio himself and everything is crafted to perfection like a couture gown exquisitely handmade from the finest Italian fabrics.
G&V Royal Mile Hotel
Luxurious fabrics, contemporary artworks, and bold design pieces decorate the bright, colorful rooms of G&V Royal Mile Hotel in the very heart of Edinburgh. But this is hardly a surprise if you bring together three of Scotland’s most talented and original designers and give them the opportunity to showcase their fabulous work. Glasgow-based design led manufacturing company Timorous Beasties , innovative fashion designer Judy R Clark, and Howie Nicholsby – the man who revolutionized the kilt – have all joint their creative minds to concoct some trendy, unique, and downright colorful interiors.
Hôtel Le Bellechasse, by Christian Lacroix
What Hôtel Le Bellechasse lacks in size makes up for in character. Situated on the Left Bank of the Seine, minutes from Musée d’Orsay, this intimate Parisian hotel is a treasure trove of rich, extravagant fabrics, bold ceiling murals, and sumptuous furnishings. Designed by French couturier Christian Lacroix, its flamboyant interiors are all about high fashion and artistry, dazzling the senses at every turn.
UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, by Wilbert Das
Conceived by Dutch fashion designer Wilbert Das with the help of local artisans, UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa on the lush Bahian coast of Brazil is your destination for the ultimate nature-meets-design experience. Complete with handcrafted clay walls, Brazilian antiques, and alfresco showers, each of the 10 wonderful casas that make up the resort has been carefully designed by the former Diesel creative director in a unique, innovational style coined as “rustic modernism”.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas, by Ralph Lauren
Jamaica’s legendary Round Hill Hotel and Villas boasts beautiful rooms dressed by Ralph Lauren in a particularly elegant traditional style. They all feature a classic colonial theme invigorated with contemporary styling and up-to-the-minute amenities, and offer mesmerizing views of the Caribbean Sea. Supremely comfortable four-poster beds provide the ultimate in luxury sleeping experiences while the sunken baths allow for full relaxation.
Tcherassi Hotel + Spa, by Silvia Tcherassi
Created by Latin American fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi, who also owns the property, Tcherassi Hotel + Spa in the old town of Cartagena captivates with its stunning design where nature, contemporary finishes, and artful touches are seamlessly integrated into the Spanish colonial architecture. The 7 luxurious rooms are named after precious fabrics and graciously decorated to reflect the designer’s refined style, which shifts between feminine and forceful. Multiple pools, a quaint central courtyard, and a living wall covered in more than 3,000 native plants complement this colonial mansion turned boutique hotel, which also has a spa and a wonderful Italian restaurant.
Schlosshotel Berlin, by Karl Lagerfeld
Tucked away in a leafy residential suburb of Berlin lies one of the city’s best dressed hotels – a 100-year-old baroque mansion with strikingly beautiful interiors fashioned by Karl Lagerfeld in the ‘90s. Accessorized with opulent fabrics and antique designer furnishings, the individually designed rooms and suites at Schlosshotel Berlin are timeless in their elegance and museum-quality treasures.
Penthouse at One&Only Hayman Island, by Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg, the creator of the silk jersey wrap dress, is responsible for the design of one of the striking penthouses at One&Only Hayman Island in the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The exquisite two-bedroom suite features a vibrant island-inspired décor with elegant furniture and bold prints.
Farol Hotel, by 9 Fashion Designers
Oceanfront chic meets designer flair at Farol Hotel, a luxurious seaside retreat on the rugged and beautiful coast of Cascais. This spectacularly revamped 19th century Portuguese mansion has a dazzling selection of guestrooms, including 9 accommodation units decorated by local and international fashion designers. Ana Salazar, António Augustus, Arkadius, Fátima Lopes, Miguel Vieira, Manuel Alves & José Manuel Gonçalves, José António Tenente, Paulina Figueiredo, and João Rolo have teamed up to develop an arresting collection of rooms, each with its own individual atmosphere, swank look, and exquisite sea view.