Indulge your passion for fashion by booking a holiday of a lifetime and stay in a hotel associated with your favourite designer. Read on to discover more about five sumptuously designed hotels with links with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry.
Armani Hotel, Milan
Opened in November 2012, this luxurious hotel is situated on Via Manzoni, in the heart of Milan, and Giorgio Armani designed every aspect of the 95 sophisticated guest rooms and suites.
The Armani Hotel Milano provides guests with a truly multi-sensual experience. As soon you walk into the hotel, you’ll able to smell the Armani scent the fills the lobby. Your taste buds will be tantalised in the hotel’s restaurant, whilst the views across the city from the Armani / Bamboo Bar are a feast for the eyes.
The Round Hill Resort, Jamaica
The Round Hill Hotel and Villas Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has been popular with celebrities looking for an idyllic holiday destination since it opened in 1953. Guests over the years have included everyone from Grace Kelly to Heath Ledger, as well as fashion industry stalwarts like Anna Wintour, Tommy Hilfiger and Michel Kors.
This beautiful seaside resort consists of a hotel, Pineapple House, and 27 villas, one of which is owned by Ralph Lauren. Lauren has redesigned much of the property, including each of Pineapple House’s 36 guest rooms, creating a light, airy, contemporary take on traditional Caribbean décor.
Claridge’s Hotel, London
Claridge’s Hotel, in the fashionable London district of Mayfair, is often thought of as the epitome of British style and is a favourite with fashionistas. It’s known for its Art Deco features, particularly those in the elegant lobby area, some of which are original and some of which were restored from old photographs during a major renovation in 1996.
However, the hotel’s design also includes more contemporary design features, including twenty rooms and suites which were designed by Diane Von Furstenburg in 2010. In recent years, Claridge’s has also commissioned famous names to design its Christmas trees, including Alber Elbaz and John Galliano.
Palazzo Versace, Australia
For a fashion-themed, fun-filled luxury break down under, head to the Southport Spit on Australia’s Gold Coast and stay at Palazzo Versace. Opened in 2000, this opulent hotel was created by the House of Versace and the Sunland Group, and is designed in a distinctly Italian style.
You’ll need deep pockets to be able to afford a stay here – but splash out and you can soak up the spirit of Gianni Versace in style at this elegant 200 room hotel, which even has its own private marina.
A stay at the Schlosshotel im Grunewald is a must for Karl Lagerfeld fans. This beautiful mansion in Berlin was constructed in 1912 for Kaiser Wilhelm II’s personal advisor but later became a hotel.
Lagerfeld was commissioned to redesign the hotel’s décor in the 1990s and, although some of his more vibrant flourishes have since been removed by later owners, if you stay in the lavish Grunewald Suite, with its chic red and gold furnishings, you’ll be able to get a real sense of his design skills.
Whichever of these stunning hotels you choose to stay in, you’re sure to have a holiday experience to remember – just make sure you’re dressed to impress when you walk through the doors.
Frankie is a travel and fashion blogger who loves to combine both interests in her writing.