Why choose between a designer spending spree and a luxe getaway when you next decide to give yourself a treat? Just check into one of these gorgeous hotels and suites envisioned by fashion designers and you can have the best of both worlds rolled into one fab holiday!
1. Vivienne Westwood Penthouse at London West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Hot off the catwalk — it opened just in May — the 11, 000 square-foot Vivienne Westwood Penthouse at London West Hollywood stretches over two floors of luxurious living space. The suite, the hotel’s biggest, was designed in collaboration with English fashion royalty, Vivienne Westwood. Custom-designed Westwood prints and textiles adorn the space, some featuring the designer’s iconic squiggle pattern and signature Westwood tartan. But wait, there’s more. Guests are also treated to an hour of private shopping at the Vivienne Westwood store in West Hollywood as well as the amenity upon check-in. All yours for $25,000 a night.
2. Palazzo Versace Dubai
For those who prefer their vacations and their fashion on the glitzy side, what could be better than a Versace-branded hotel in one of the flashiest places on earth... Dubai? The House of Versace designed every piece of the interiors and furniture at Palazzo Versace Dubai, including the wallpaper, exclusively for the hotel. In a hotel filled with opulence, you can really flaunt your luxury palate by booking a top-floor Imperial Suite. Covering 1,200 square meters and offering 180-degree views of the Dubai Creek, these two-bedroom suites feature rococo and baroque art patterns and come with access to all the privileges of the Executive Lounge (like luxury limousine transfers and 24-hour butler service). Rates go from $1,500 a night.
3. Bulgari Hotel, London
In London’s posh Knightsbridge neighborhood, this outpost of the expanding Bulgari hotel empire shimmers with woven silks and solid silver chandeliers — an apt theme given the jewelry and luxury goods brand’s humble Roman silversmith origins. Nothing humble about the Bulgari II-VII one-bedroom, two-bathroom suite, though: as well expansive Hyde Park views from the spacious terrace, the suite has a living area that can fit up to 10 of your closest friends as well as a private fireplace. But don’t spend all your time hidden away in your suite. The hotel has a magnificent guests-only subterranean spa that demands your time. The signature suite’s price tag begins at $12,000 per night.
4. Dior Suite at St. Regis, New York City
Inspired by the iconic company’s Parisian headquarters, the Dior suite at St. Regis, New York City features elegantly understated colors and motifs, as well as wistful Bil Donovan illustrations of vintage Dior designs. Large windows offer sweeping views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue, framed by couture-inspired drapes. An eight-person dining room allows you to entertain with a homey vibe, while the decorative fireplace inspires a cozy evening relaxing alone or romantic night à deux. Rates are around $10,500 a night.
5. Vivienne Tam Suite at Hotel Icon, Hong Kong
The Hong-Kong-born designer based her design for the Vivienne Tam designer suite at Hotel Icon, Hong Kong on her own Manhattan apartment. (Perhaps she needed a pied à terre for her hometown visits.) Taking its inspiration from Shanghai’s Art Deco era, the suite features high ceilings inspired by traditional Chinese screens, a portrait made of Swarovski crystals, and porcelain plaque plucked from Tam’s New York apartment. The best part of the 27th-floor suite, however, is the vast floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. Contact the hotel for rates).
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