The 10 Most Fashionable Designer Hotels To Stay In

Karl Lagerfeld is opening a hotel chain, but he's not the first fashion designer to turn hotelier

It was announced yesterday that Karl Lagerfeld will be branching into the business of hospitality with his own branded hotel chain.

The first hotel will be built with a local partner in the luxury Lisboa Palace Complex in the Chinese gambling hub of Macau in 2018, but the Lagerfeld company has stated that it is 'in the process of studying other opportunities to open other properties around the world.'

Along with hotels, Mr Lagerfeld will lend his artistic talents to luxury residences, restaurants and private clubs.

No other details have been released yet, but we're envisaging complimentary Choupettes and room service dressed in monochrome.

In the meantime, here are some of the most fashionable designer hotels and bedroom suites you can stay in (or dream about) at the moment.


1 Palazzo Versace, Australia

Designed in partnership with the Versace house, this lavish hotel with its waterfront settings, palatial Roman-style architecture, Italian mosaics and gold columns, oozes with the glamour of Donatella  herself. All the finer details from the furnishings to the custom bath products were decided by the designer too. 

2 Tortuga Bay Hotel, Dominican Republic

Oscar de la Renta redesigned the Tortuga Bay hotel in 2014, which is set in his native and beloved Dominican Republic. The resort, located on a private beach, features 30 suites and 13 villas furnished in Oscar de la Renta fabrics and tropical materials of mahogany, wicker, and rattan. The most luxurious villa includes four bedrooms and a personal villa manager at your beck and call.


3 Bulgari Resort Bali

Perched on cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, this opulent resort comprises of 59 villas made of a blend of local Balinese materials and Bulgari fabrics, with ocean views, flat-screen TVs, plunge pools, private gardens and a 24/7 butler. *Sigh*

4 Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York

Distinctively Dior in its elegant decor and palette, this regal hotel suite at the St. Regis hotel boasts an ample sized dining room and dreamy views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue, as well as a marble bathroom and 24 hour butler service, bien sur.


5 Ralph Lauren's Round Hill Hotel, Jamaica

The 36 oceanfront guest rooms in the Pineapple House were renovated and designed by Ralph Lauren, and decorated with furnishings from the designer's Home collection. The rooms feature white stone floors, four poster beds made of bamboo with Egyptian cotton sheets and freestanding rain showers. L u x u r i o u s. 

6 Grand Piano Suite, Claridge's

The grand Piano Suite at Claridge's was designed by the Belgian-born Diane von Furstenberg, recognizable in the raspberry and chocolate palette of the furnishings. It boasts a grand piano, marble fireplaces, Murano glass sculptures, a private bar and photographs taken by the designer herself during her travels. 


7 Fendi Private Suites, Rome

Fendi's private suites are located on the third floor of the recently refurbished Palazzo Fendi in the heart of Rome. The seven private suites have been designed with the classic Fendi aesthetic in mind, with no detail spared  - from the Mako cotton satin sheets to the Diptyque products. By invitation only, of course.

8 Hotel le Bellechasse, Paris

Designed by Christian Lacroix, this fairy-tale like boutique hotel features 34 ornate rooms decorated with dragonflies, mythical creatures and astrological symbols. The hotel also includes an opulently decorated breakfast room and a terrace area, with dreamy views of Paris's best museums.


9 Maison Moschino, Milan

Housed in an 1840s neoclassical railway station in the heart of Italy's fashion capital, the fanciful boutique hotel is a fairy-tale lover's dream, featuring rooms such as the Little Red Riding Hood, Life is a Bed of Roses, Alice's Room or The Ribbon, each characterized by its own individual magical story.

10 Armani Hotel, Dubai

Located in the tallest tower in the world, the Armani Hotel boasts 160 guest rooms, and all the details - from the decor, leather-clad walls and spa experience - were designed by Giorgio Armani himself. 

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