11 Designer hotels and suites to stay in on your fabulous escapade
While there are no shortages of the finest luxury hotels, suites, and villas around the globe, few can say that it was designed and curated by some of the most prominent fashion designers in the industry for a guaranteed fabulous getaway. From the island paradise of Ralph Lauren’s Round Hill Hotel & Villas to the ultra-contemporary Karl Lagerfeld Hotel in Macau, we’ve rounded up eleven spectacular designer hotels and suites for your next escapade.
The Karl Lagerfeld, Macau
Karl Lagerfeld’s immense legacy continues to be celebrated as its namesake label presents The Karl Lagerfeld Macau—an opulent five-star hotel set at The Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau. The lavish hotel belongs to SJM Resorts S.A., and what distinguishes it from others is that it was entirely designed by the late fashion mogul. From the grandiose room décor and massive installations to the finest details, such as the type of bedsheets and bathrobes chosen, each one reflects his unmatched imagination. Along with the 271 magnificent rooms, enjoy an exquisite gastronomic experience at the Mesa Restaurant by award-winning chef José Avillez and a tour of the hand-picked volumes at the breathtaking Book Lounge.
Vermelho Hotel by Christian Louboutin, Melides
The inspiration for Vermelho Hotel came from when Christian Louboutin saw Melides, a little village on the Alentejo coast in Portugal, as an idyllic setting that embraces Portuguese savoir-faire and traditions. Marked by its maximalist and eclectic style, the gorgeous hotel offers 13 rooms, each with a unique appeal, sophisticated design, and a selection of materials and furniture from the French designer’s collection. While the Indian lounge is a great spot for like-minded people to mingle and exchange ideas, the garden is where you can soak up the Melides sun on the banks of the heated natural pool. To round out the experience, dine at Xtian for authentic Portuguese cuisine and unwind at Vermelho Bar with its spectacular cocktails and snack menu.
Coco Chanel Suite, The Ritz Paris
The Ritz Paris was home to the iconic Coco Chanel for 34 years, making suite No. 302 her own in 1937 after moving from her luxurious apartment that was just across the street at Rue Cambon. To the delight of Chanel fans, after four years of renovation and refurbishing in 2012, the suite has since been renamed The Coco Chanel Suite and is open for guests! Although it was moved down to a floor to provide a better view of Place Vendôme, guests can still enjoy the whole Chanel experience within the suite, which was designed in collaboration with the late Karl Lagerfeld himself. From the décor to the fabrics, the two-bedroom suite is a mini Chanel museum that features all things Coco Chanel, including archive pictures of the designer during her stay at the hotel.
Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York
Inspired by the French luxury house’s Parisian atelier, the Dior Suite—dubbed the ‘J’adore New York’ package—at The St. Regis New York is definitely a must-stay for any fashion fanatics who are visiting The Big Apple. Designed in Maison’s distinct colour palette and décor, the commodious luxurious suite features a vanity decked with Dior cosmetics (including the viral Kylie Jenner-approved Dior Backstage Rosy Glow blush), unparalleled views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue by the balcony, along with 24-hour butler service at your convenience.
Palazzo Versace, Dubai & Gold Coast
The world’s first fashion-branded hotel, the Palazzo Versace, is a magnificent palace that is nothing short of luxury and glamour. First launched in Gold Coast, Australia, the palatial five-star hotel boasts spectacular Roman-style architecture, the finest Italian furnishings, and a stunning waterfront setting. In 2015, the Dubai estate was launched, offering yet another lavish holiday destination for guests to immerse in the Versace lifestyle. Located less than 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and only eight minutes away from Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, the Palazzo Versace Dubai is a neoclassical masterpiece reminiscent of a 16th-century Italian palace with subtle traces of Arabian architecture.
Fendi Private Suites, Rome
Located in the heart of Rome, Fendi Private Suites is a dream come true for Fendi fans—a luxurious stay right above Palazzo Fendi. From its collections to the architecture to the ever-changing installations created in collaboration with emerging artists, Fendi Private Suites is the destination to fully immerse yourself in Fendi’s magic. What’s more, it’s only a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, and a short walk from Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and Vatican City.
The Royal Suite by Gucci, The Savoy
In honour of Gucci’s 100th anniversary in 2021, London’s legendary hotel, The Savoy, marked the jubilee by transforming its flagship Royal Suite into a regal Gucci realm. The suite is also an ode to The Savoy’s long-shared history with the fashion house, dating back to the late 1800s when a young Guccio Gucci, Gucci’s founder, worked as a luggage porter and lift boy at the hotel. Spanning a whopping 2,852 square feet across the entire length of the fifth floor, the suite is complete with a bar, sitting room, dining room, dressing room, drawing room, kitchenette, a marble-clad bathroom, and a grand bedroom with a king-sized Savoir mattress. Guests who booked the suite can also enjoy a signature Gucci x Savoy welcome with a range of complimentary gifts, a VIP personalized shopping experience either within the suite or in any of Gucci’s flagship stores in London, one-way private Rolls Royce transfers, amongst many other exciting amenities.
Bulgari Resort, Bali
Settled high above the Indian Ocean near the Bali village of Pecatu, the magnificent Bulgari Resort Bali boasts 59 tranquil villas with expansive rooms with unparalleled views of the ocean. Each villa has its own unique features, with some including private tropical gardens, private large pools (indoors and outdoors), private cinemas and even a private spa treatment room. Guests can also participate in a Balinese cooking class to learn the preparations of three iconic Indonesian dishes, led by the resort’s award-winning culinary team.
Round Hill Hotel & Villas by Ralph Lauren, Jamaica
Nestled in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the luxurious Round Hill Hotels and Villas by Ralph Lauren invites guests to live out the tropical island escapade of their dreams. Surrounded by lush greeneries and pristine natural beaches, the hundred-acre private estate boasts dreamy ocean-view rooms and suites that evoke a blend of Caribbean elegance and Jamaican colonial, with a sublime ambience that captures the charm of island living.
Armani Hotel, Dubai
Designed by Giorgio Armani himself, Armani Hotel transports guests into a world of pure elegance and sophisticated comfort that reflects the designer’s signature aesthetic. Situated in the iconic Burj Khalifa, the hotel ensures an unforgettable stay with the finest culinary offerings and unmatched services, coupled with exceptional lifestyle experiences such as a premium club with lively beats by international artists and DJs, as well as a spa to relax and unwind from the daily frenzy. Plus, it’s only within walking distance to the world’s largest shopping destination, The Dubai Mall!
Hotel le Bellechasse by Christian Lacroix, Paris
Custom designed by French designer Christian Lacroix, this magical hotel features 33 rooms, each offering a visual feast with fairytale-like décors such as mythical creatures, astrological motifs, dragonfly wallpapers, and striking murals. The hotel is located on a peaceful street just a few steps away from the Musée d’Orsay, the Seine River, and the National Assembly, as well as numerous art galleries, fine restaurants, lively bars, and many more.
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