Celebrity fashion designers are lending their name and sophistication to luxurious accommodations across the globe, infusing runway style with haute hotel design, wanna check some take a look of yummy drummy luxurious hotels.
1. Courtesy Hotel Missioni
The Hotel Missoni in Kuwait is completely designed with the distinctive Missoni zigzag print and its employees even wear Missoni designed uniforms.
2. Courtesy Palazzo Versace
Donatella Versace’s Palazzo Versace has locations both on Australia’s Goldcoast and in Dubai. “The hotels are designed with the feel of Versace clothing – it’s glitz and glamour to the max,” said Laura Begley Bloom, Deputy Editor at Travel + Leisure magazine. The Italian fashion designer is known for her opulent, luxurious style and everything in the hotel – sheets, barware and art – is Versace.
3. Courtesy Le Bellechasse
Christian Lacroix designed the interior of the luxurious Hotel Le Bellechasse in Paris, and the boutique hotel bears his signature colorful style. It’s the ultimate example of allowing a fashion designer to put their imprint on hotel design,” said Begley Bloom. “People who stay there are in the know.”
4. Courtesy The Hotel of South Beach
The suites at The Hotel of South Beach are distinctive of American designer Todd Oldham’s style – colorful with a slightly retro feel.
5. Courtesy Hotel Lungarno
The Hotel Lungarno in Florence is owned by the Ferragamo family as part of their prolific fashion empire. A restoration of a 16th century residence, staying there “is like wearing a pair of their leather shoes – an example of understated luxury,” said Begley Bloom. The family also curates a series of ongoing art exhibits in the hotel’s lobby, proving that art and fashion are intimately linked.
Armani Hotels & Resorts is opening its newest accomodations in the world’s fashion capital of Milan. The luxury hotel, which is set to open in November 2011, will feature furnishings designed in the Armani aesthetic – sleek, modern and minimalistic. The cost of such elegance? An average of 700 euros a night.
Italian design house Bulgari, once known exclusively for their jewelry, was one of the first fashion-forward tastemakers to launch a hotel brand. Their partnership with Ritz Carlton Hotels in 2001 has resulted in a number of luxurious hotels for globetrotting fashionista in locations from Bali to Milan.
Camper, a Spanish shoe company that makes contemporary, urban and utilitarian shoes, is known for its chain of hotels with locations in Barcelona and Berlin. “It’s functional, stylish, happy and affordable,” says Begley Bloom, proving that Camper’s shoe aesthetic applies well to hotel design.
9. Courtesy Claridge’s Hotel
Diane Von Furstenberg, perhaps best known for popularizing the wrap dress, has designed a number of suites in the renowned Claridge’s Hotel in London. Completed earlier this year, the rooms are considered an amazing exmple of branding within the hotel industry. “She even designed the pillows – it’s the ultimate fashion statement,” said Begley Bloom.