Designer accommodations to stay in fashion.
If you’re one to obsess over the ultra-chic décor of a beautiful fashion boutique just as much as you do the clothes, then this will be music to your ears: You can immerse yourself in the same lush aesthetics by booking yourself into a hotel suite that’s been lovingly designed and curated by a fashion designer. Filled with vibrant textures, colours and graphic prints, the Grand Piano suite at Claridge’s Hotel in London represents everything that Diane von Furstenberg is about. Its name refers to the instrument at the centre of the room, but easily references the monochrome patterns on everything from its curtains to carpets. At the St. Regis New York, the Dior suite recalls a French atelier (in the brand’s signature dove grey, of course), plush and perfect with baroque furnishing in muted tones; walls detailed with Bil Donovan illustrations of vintage Dior designs. Christian Lacroix, on the other hand, has transposed his dramatic runway visions onto every surface of the Hôtel du Petit Moulin, transforming the 17th-century building into a true house of interior couture.
Those searching for a holistic experience (spanning suites, amenities and even menus) can turn to Palazzo Versace in Queensland, Australia, and Armani Hotel in Milan, Italy— which have gotten serious stiletto traffic for its stylish details. And if it’s rejuvenation you’re after, the Odyssey by Karl Lagerfeld welcomes you into a serene space in Hotel Metropole Monte- Carlo, where you can strut or swim along a fresco-style installation made up of 15 glass panels portraying Ulysses’ journey.