When splashing your cash on the latest Viktor&Rolf tee just doesn’t give you the same high it used to, it’s time to take things up a notch and literally step inside the world of fashion.
A stay in one of these luxurious fashion hotels is pure indulgence; with designer furnishings, opulent beds and spectacular views, not to mention specialty spas and world-class restaurants all within reach from your suite.
Here are 10 of the most luxurious fashion hotels around the world, start saving your dollars.
Coco Chanel Suite At The Ritz
Of course we’re starting this list of luxury fashion hotels with the queen of opulence and fashion herself, how could we not? Coco Chanel actually lived at The Ritz for well over 30 years and was intimately involved in the design of her suite. As you’d expect, it’s a classic and refined kind of luxury and features plenty of white on black. If you can bring yourself to leave the room, you’ll find the lavish Chanel Au Ritz Spa offering customised treatments and ultra-relaxing massages.
Dior Suite At St Regis Hotel
If the price of your average boutique hotel in New York doesn’t make you sweat then you might want to check out the Dior Suite at St Regis hotel in Midtown. It’s a huge 157sqm (that’s more than five times the size of an average New York hotel room) and features a bedroom, living room, dining room and one and a half baths. The design was inspired by Dior’s ateliers in Paris so you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of NYC when you step inside. If you’re more into cars or jewellery than fashion, take a peek at their Bentley and Tiffany suites.
Round Hill Hotel By Ralph Lauren
Looking for something a little more beachy but still completely over the top? Book yourself a night or two at the Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica in one of the oceanfront rooms designed by Ralph Lauren. This hotel was good enough for JFK and Jackie’s honeymoon, so we think it’s probably good enough for you. The rooms are the perfect combination of Ralph Lauren’s signature preppy style and crisp white Caribbean luxury. All 36 suites boast four-poster beds, furniture from Ralph Lauren’s Home Collection, huge tubs to soak your worries away and rain showers, not to mention amazing views of the bay. The hotel’s common spaces are also designed by Ralph Lauren, so expect class everywhere you go.
Diane Von Furstenberg Grand Piano Suite At Claridge’s
If you’re into Diane Von Furstenburg’s bold prints then you’ll be very into the Grand Piano Suite at Claridge’s. DVF has spent many a night at Claridge’s and had dubbed it her home away from home, so was only too happy to help out when some of the rooms needed refreshing; her stamp is on 20 of them, the Grand Paino Suite being the most lavish. Since the 1920s, Claridge’s has been known for its art-deco style and DVF managed to pay homage to that while injecting her vibrant patterns and colours into the room. The result is bold yet elegant and luxurious yet comfortable; the perfect home away from home.
Fendi Private Suites
A stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps, the Fendi Private Suites in Rome boasts more than just an excellent location. The seven rooms are decked out in Fendi furniture which is all available to buy, of course, from the showroom downstairs. There’s plenty of marble—we are in Rome after all—and a muted colour palette, complemented by fur artworks and photographs of Rome by Karl Lagerfeld himself.
Schlosshotel Im Grunewald Suite By Karl Lagerfeld
Sitting just outside of Berlin on the edge of the Grunewald forest, Schlosshotel was built in 1914 and played home to many elite, including Kaiser Wilhelm II. Karl Lagerfeld was responsible for one of the many redesigns, and while it has since been updated by Patrick Hellman, he has retained Lagerfeld’s touch throughout. The Grunewald Suite, also known as the Karl Lagerfeld Suite, is full of the designer’s favourite furniture, including a dusty pink bed you’ll never want to leave.
When in Bali, it’s only right to splash out, and there’s no better way to than on the Bvlgari Resort. Perfectly located atop the cliffs of Uluwatu, you’ll be treated to some of the most spectacular views in Bali on the daily. If you’re feeling particularly cashed up, treat yourself to a night or two in the 1300 square metre private villa which comes complete with a spa treatment room, cinema, 20-metre pool and a meditation pergola. If this all sounds great to you but you’re all Bali-ed out, Bvlgari has five other destinations—London, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing and Milan—with more to come in Paris, Moscow and Tokyo in the next three years.
While plenty of the fashion hotels we’ve mentioned above have gone to all lengths to ensure an understated elegance for their guests, Palazzo Versace tends to go the other way with hotels that scream opulence, and their property on the Gold Coast is no exception. There are 200 luxurious rooms in this massive hotel, but if you’re holidaying in style why not do it properly and upgrade to one of the rooftop condominiums? All come complete with a private plunge pool or jacuzzi and Versace furnishings throughout. If you happen to be in the Middle East, their Dubai property is just as lavish.
Located not just close to, but smack bang inside of, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa—the world’s tallest building—the Armani Hotel is the kind of place you’ll be splashing all over your Instagram feed. While all the rooms are beautifully furnished and finished with simple touches you didn’t know you needed, the Dubai Suite is where it’s at with a private gym and full-service bar at your fingertips.
Hotel Le Bellechasse By Christian Lacroix
If you’re after something a little more inconspicuous, Hotel du Petit Moulin in Marais is for you. The hotel is set in an old boulangerie and they have managed to retain the charming old shop front, making the entire 16 room property fly completely under the radar. The hotel has been designed by Christian Lacroix and each room is completely different, but you can count on bold printed wallpapers, plush drapes and quirky furnishings wherever you are.
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Image credit: The Ritz, St Regis Hotel, Round Hill Hotel By Ralph Lauren, Claridge's, Fendi Private Suites, Schlosshotel, Bvulgari Resort, Palazzo Versace, Armani Hotel and Hotel du Petit Moulin.