Stay at fashion designer hotels for a memorable holiday

There’s a new trend when it comes to booking holiday accommodation. Before, checking at a luxury or exclusive boutique hotel was the raging fad amongst holiday makers. Now, the trend is to stay at fashion designer hotels. From the swankiest to the chicest accommodation, top designers get to create and decorate hotels with their own personal stamp.

The best

Most fashion designer hotels are concentrated in Europe where the highest number can be found in Italy. Understandably, Italy is a major fashion centre and this is where the movement for designer hotels began. A few are located outside of the continent such as oil-rich Dubai, Australia, Colombia, and Jamaica.

  • Armani Hotel Dubai

An exclusive hotel in Dubai, the Armani Hotel boasts of 160 luxurious guestrooms and suites. The dining experience is incomparable with the Armani/Fiori, Armani/Dolci and Armani restaurants located on the Burj Khalifa building. Its boutique features selected goods and products from the designer brand. Prices start at $545 per night.

  • Cheval Blanc Courchevel, France

Featuring 36 rooms, 2 duplex suites and the Chalet, the alpine ski getaway of Cheval Blanc reeks of haute couture and opulence. The latest creations from Dior and Vuitton are available at its shops including skis designed by Lacroix. Expect to pay €700 per night.

  • Tortuga Bay, Punta Cana Resort, Dominican Republic

Oscar de la Renta had a hand in designing these beautiful beachside villas in Tortuga Bay. The villas are located in a private enclave assuring utmost privacy whilst on holiday. There are only 13 villas each one impeccably furnished to the highest standards of luxury. Rates start at US$710 for one night in a second floor villa.

  • Maison Moschino Milan

This is the first hotel from the designer brand located at the train station. Prices start at €179.

Others worth mentioning

There are more fashion designer hotels coming up and since it is not possible to name them all, we thought we’d mention a few more worth visiting if you have the time and means. Our list includes hotels designed by Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence (Hotel Lungarno, Continentale, Gallery Hotel Art, and Villa Le Rose) and Rome (Portrait Suites). Karl Lagerfeld has also the Schlosshotel im Grunewald and the Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo.

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