10 Fashion House Led Designer Hotels For Luxury Seekers
- 25 Jul '23
- 11:03 am by Satarupa Datta
The iconic film Devil Wears Prada strikes a dialogue on Oscar de la Renta doing a collection of cerulean gowns in 2002 which showed up in the collections of eight different designers. This is a universal truth that legendary fashion brands have changed the way we look at fashion and the design world. And while these established labels captured prominence in the couture and retail space, most have ventured prosperously into hospitality, delivering world-class service and opulent comfort to affluent guests.
We bring you rounded up 10 hotels founded by the world’s best fashion houses.
#1 LVMH, Cheval Blanc, Saint Tropez – Revel in a provençal escape
Cheval Blanc, St. Tropez replicates that luminous air of Cote de Azure under the boho-chic design fulcrum. While architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte redesigned Maison’s interiors with a contemporary flair, Tropezian architect François Vieillecroze guided the exterior appearance. The furnishings, customised ceramic creations, and frescos by artist Roger Capron harmonise with the generous interior layouts. The esteemed three Michelin-starred, Vague d’Or, under the guidance of Chef Arnaud Donckele, acts as a one-stop culinary destination. The stay would be incomplete without the luxe indulgence at The Spa Cheval Blanc by Guerlain.
#DPLoves – The Duplex Pinède suite that greets each day with inspiring ocean views right from the comfort of the bed.
#2 Bvlgari Resorts, Dubai – Reside in the first-of-its-kind ultra-plush
Imagine a room with a stunning wrap-around terrace opening to the private beach of Dubai’s Jumeirah Bay. A temperature-controlled private swimming pool, sundeck, and a sprawling space featuring three large bedrooms and a private butler – the Bvlgari villa offers all this and much more. Designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, a renowned Italian architectural firm, the 1.4 million-square-foot premises includes the resort, six residential buildings of 173 sea-facing apartments, 15 private mansions, a beach club, Bvlgari’s first-ever Marina and Yacht Club, and the first worldwide Little Gems Club. Every 101 resort room and suite is exquisitely furnished with the highest quality Italian luxury furniture. Adding to its list of exceptional experiences are the seven dining venues, a spa, and a hammam.
#DPLoves – The Bvlgari residences have Instagram worthy architectural patterns, overlooking the crystal clear water.
#3 Ferragamo’s Hotel Continentale Lungarno Collection, Florence – Set out for a romantic escapade
Owned by the Ferragamo family, the 43 rooms and suites of the hotel feature many hallmarks of the 50s. The Florentine architect Michele Bönan, inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo, has revamped the space using pure white and sprawling space creating a sense of elegance. The Ferragamo footprints run throughout the hotel from beauty collections to decor embellishments. The Michelin-starred restaurant Borgo San Jacopo’s design takes inspiration from the 1950s glitz and glamour. Chef Claudio Mengoni’s take on authentic Italian cuisine offers its guests the ultimate fine dining experience with views of the Ponte Vecchio.
#DPLoves – Black and white photographs of eminent artists from the Ferragamo home collection are found throughout this restored 16th-century residence-turned hotel.
#4 Palazzo Versace Gold Coast, Australia – Unwind in true Versace style
With 200 rooms and suites, plus 72 condominiums, Palazzo Versace offers an exclusive palatial aura with gracious hospitality. All bedroom suites come complete in Versace bespoke furnishings, rich parquetry flooring, Juliet’s balcony, and the brand’s custom bath amenities displayed in the lavish Italian Marble powder room. The tropical light through floor-to-ceiling windows amp up the elegant tones of beige and neutral of the rooms. Photos from Gianni and Donatella Versace’s collections grace the hallways. Palazzo Versace Gold Coast hosts award-winning restaurants, a beauty room, fitness and wellbeing, a private marina, meeting halls, and the first water salon cabana experience in Australia.
#DPLoves – Nestled in the gorgeous Queensland coast of Australia the hotel is conceived as an exceptional refuge for luxe travelers.
#5 Ralph Lauren’s Round Hill Hotels & Villas, Jamaica – Holiday at this swanky space
The 36 oceanfront rooms and 27 private villas designed by the one villa owner Ralph Lauren are set in a sprawling 110 acres lush estate. The rooms and suites feature uplifted cathedral ceilings, louvered windows, Ralph Lauren home collection furnishings, and nautical hues. Round Hill promises many indulgent experiences from the get-go — five tennis courts, a spa, fitness center to golf and on-site shopping. Lavish dining prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef leads the resort’s restaurants. The stylish, smart-set Ralph Lauren fans should know the designer also curated the interiors of the spa and the restaurant inside an 18th-century house.
#DPLoves – The interiors that exude the quintessential Jamaican vibe meeting in haute couture.
#6 Oscar de la Renta’s Tortuga Bay, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Enjoy the finest of Caribbean hospitality
Designed by the late Oscar de la Renta, this artfully renovated hotel is the first property to have been awarded the prestigious AAA 5 Diamond category in the Dominican Republic. The 30-row villas are dressed in Frette linens, comfortable kitchenettes, luxurious well-appointed coralline stoned bathrooms, an oak wood walking closet, and a private villa manager. The hotel offers a wine cellar comprising the finest of wines, a prestigious selection of cigars, a bar, and a state-of-the-art fitness gym. Also, the 45-hole championship golf course, eight restaurants, the Six Senses Spa, and the Ojos Indígenas Ecological Reserve Park of 1,500 hectares amp up the fun of holidaying at Tortuga Bay.
#DPLoves – The design elements — an elegant medley of muted earthy tones, wood and wickerwork, rattan, and balconies with magnificent views of La Cana Golf Course and the Caribbean Sea.
#7 Christian Lacroix’s Hotel La Bellechasse Paris – Sleep at the artsy Parisian marvel
Blocks away from Saint Germain-des-Pres, the cultural heart of Paris, Hotel La Bellechasse designed by the master couturier Christian Lacroix is the sought-after address for the well-heeled fashionistas. Each of the 33 rooms celebrates his flamboyant design melding neo-classical, bohemian to modernist styles. Expect a neo-classic palette of dark reds and golds, vintage furnishings, richly carpeted floors, mural-clad walls, and frescoed ceilings coming alive as an artist’s canvas. Enjoy a quintessential Parisian breakfast at the designer’s breakfast room that showcases lashings of Lacroix’s trademark artistry. Equally riveting is the bar — Le Butterfly, an intimate watering hole to enjoy the best cocktails.
#DPLoves – The bold colour palettes, clashing patterns, gilded fabrics, large murals, and decorated ceilings create a universe inside the walls.
#8 Audemars Piguet’s Hotel des Horlogers, Switzerland – Embrace the virgin beauty of Vallée de Joux
Owned by the luxury Swiss brand Audemars Piguet, the hotel’s glass façade establishes the fluid relationship between space and habitat achieved through its design innovation. The 50 rooms and suites imagined by the architect firm Bjarke Ingels open to the view of the surrounding Risoud Forest, which borders the Vallée de Joux. The interiors designed by AU*M exude a contemporary feel, with bespoke furnishings in neutral tones made of local materials. An excellent spa awaits at the Spa Alpeor. Connoisseurs of luxury watches are lured under the avant-garde glass spiral-shaped pavilion of Musee Atelier that showcases some 300 timepieces.
#DPLoves – The large rock-like ceiling lights that look like emptied mountains or lakes turned upside-down at the bar and restaurant area.
#9 Armani Hotel, Milan – Retreat in the ultimate Armani style
The Armani Hotel promises a home-away-from-home experience married with the ‘Stay with Armani’ philosophy. The spacious Armani rooms and suites are decked in contemporary design furnishings by Armani/Casa furnishings and high-tech amenities plugging iPad to control room automation services. The rooms and suites cater to various options from Armani Delux Rooms to Armani Signature and Presidential Suites. The seventh-floor Ristorante offers Italian cuisine with a modern twist and Chef’s Table within the kitchen. The eighth floor houses the Armani/SPA, the fitness center, the pool, and the Armani/Business Centre. To personalise the stay, a lifestyle manager attends to each guest’s requirements.
#DPLoves – The roof-top bamboo bar lets you enjoy the cocktail hour with a panoramic view of the majestic Duomo of Milan.
#10 Christian Dior, Tiffany and Bentley for St. Regis – Elevating New York luxury
A few steps away from the posh fifth avenue, St. Regis stands in collaboration with the biggest luxury brands — Christian Dior, Tiffany, and Bentley Motors. Every craftsmanship adorning its walls stands out such as Waterford chandeliers, rich fabrics, and beveled mirrors. The grandiose amongst all designer suites—Caroline Astor Suite, Tiffany Suite, Dior Suite, Milano Suite, and Bentley Suite emphasise the brand’s distinct personality. Service includes the treasured St. Regis Butler Service. Flawlessly furnished is King Cole Bar, known as Manhattan’s most iconic bar. Astor Court, the city’s best fine dining is no less sumptuous.
#DPLoves – The interiors of the Dior Suit are outfitted with custom Louis XVI-style furniture, all in a neutral and calming colour palette of grey, cream, pink, blue, and a dash of gold.