Fashion Friday: 11 Haute Hotel for Fashionistas

If the world is a catwalk, it is one dotted by a number of exclusive designer hotels in fashion forward destinations which breathe new life into high end with weaving in high fashion. Increasingly, fashion design and hospitality collide in sensational ways to bring us even hotter haute hotels and sartorial suites.

While some designers are commissioned to create sartorial suites at a single property, others like Moschino and Versace have gone as far as partnering with hotel to bring us chic eponymous abodes around the globe, from Australia to the Caribbean. From island hideaways to chic urban retreats,  let us have a look at these haute holiday havens with resplendent rooms of chic.


Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh


The Missoni family branched into luxury hotels in 2009 with the opening of Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh on the city’s prestigious Royal Mile. Designed by none other than Nonna (Grandma to you and me) Rosita herself, the interior of the 136-room hotel is chic and elegant with just the right blend of bright colours and trademark graphic prints to lighten up those dreary Highland days.

“We wanted the Edinburgh hotel to be unmistakably Missoni in its mixing of color, pattern and furniture,” said the brand's co-founder and the family matriarch Rosita Missoni when the hotel opened.


Located at the very top of the hotel with stunning views across the city  is Suite d’Argentino - the epitome of Rosita Missoni’s ethos for living: warmth, colour, fashion, passion.

Famous guests include Florence Welch, Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol and Lady Gaga, who dined at the hotel restaurant Cucina, featuring personal recipes from Rosita Missoni herself.

For Missoni in the sun, you can also check out the equally chic Hotel Missoni Kuwait which launched in 2011.

Price: from $345.69 per night



La Maison des Champs Elysees, Paris

Located between Avenue Montaigne and the Grand Palais in Paris, the Maison Champs Elysées offers a new world of luxury. Decorated by the avantgarde Belgian fashion house Martin Margiela, the Maison Champs Elysées successfully combines classical and avant-garde styles to create an a playful yet elegant décor.


The Curiosity Case Suite from the Couture Collection, an entirely black suite, described as a "carbon cube" by the designer, is the stylish suite of choice. The walls are painted black and the parquet oak floor has been stained black. In the lounge, an entire wall is devoted to a curiosities case that displays various objects and texts, giving the suite its name.

Price: from $890 per night


Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Island getaways do not get more chic than Pineapple House, a two-bedroom house Laurens had bought 25 years ago which was in 2004 converted to Round Hill Hotel and Villas remodelled by none other than Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren not only transformed the 36 rooms into a haute haven of romantic island chic, with incorporating white stone floors, mahogany four-poster beds, and plush furnishings, but also decorated the Pineapple House Villa featuring oceanfront rooms, double-edge infinity pool, lowered windows on the top floor and perfectly reflecting the designer’s unfussy style with hues of blue, white and pink.


The stylish 30-acre retreat which has attracted jetsetters and socialites since the 1950s also boasts18th-century plantation house, converted into a spa, a seaside terrace, infinity pool, wharf, restaurant and a sprawling beach on Round Hill Bay.

Notable guests include Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Sigourney Weaver and Paul McCartney.

Price: From $229 per night



Armani Hotel, Dubai

When high fashion label Armani branched out into the world of Interiors, it was a matter of time before Giorgio Armani made a foray into the luxury hotel industry. The brand’s two luxury hotels are in Milan and Dubai.

Housed over 11 floors at Burj Khalifa, Armani’s debut hotel features 160 rooms and suites designed by Giorgio Armani himself, as well as eight restaurants and a 12,000-square-foot spa.

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Stylish rooms and suites all boast the Armani’s minimalist modern aesthetic with soft lighting, clean lines and subtle design features. Armani Signature Suites offer circular entrances, private dining areas and stunning views. For uninterrupted views of the Dubai fountain, book one of the 80-square-metre Fountain Suites, available on every floor.

Price: From $550 per night


Maison Moschino, Milan

Only a quirky hotel would do for a quirky, cool label like Moschino. Based in a renovated 1840s Neoclassical railway station, Described as a place “to sleep and dream”, Maison Moschino creates a dream-space inspired by fairytales with décor and furnishings in all the 65 rooms based on the likes of Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. Think walls covered with creeping ivy, chandeliers adorned with rose petals and a beds draped in oversized ball gowns.


As one of the leading fashion hotels in Milan, it is no surprise Maison Moschino is a favourite stay with fashion folk, especially during Fashion Week.

Price: From $255 per night


Palazzo Versace, Queensland, Australia

It is no surprise that a tribute to one of the most creative and flamboyant designers of the 20th century Gianni Versace, who founded the Versace label in 1978, proves one of the most lavish and opulent designer hotels on our list. This glam waterfront hotel, a tribute by Donatella Versace to her late brother, is also the world's first fashion-branded hotel.


You will find yourself in the lap of luxury from them moment you arrive, with dazzling white columns, gold lion heads and sweeping pebble mosaic driveway (the second largest in the world).

Inside this neo-classical hotel, the theme continues with huge dripping chandeliers, Italian marble floors and 200 rooms all lavishly decorated with Versace homeware and accessories.


Not only a favourite haunt of celebs such as Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and the Rolling Stones, the hotel also hosts the contestants on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here stay when they've been kicked out of the jungle.

Price: From $350 per night

Coming soon: Palazzo Versace Dubai opening later this year.


Hotel le Bellechasse, Paris, France


A flamboyant, bohemian boutique hotel with 34 unique rooms, Couturier Christian Lacroix’s creation in Faubourg St.-Germain was inspired by the 19th-century artistic and cultural atmosphere of its Left Bank setting. Within walking distance of Musée d’Orsay, boasting 34 unique rooms, Hotel Bellechasse offers a whimsical treat to fashionistas with dragonflies, astrological sym-bols, and fantastical creatures adorning the walls.

Price: From $364 per night


G Hotel, Galway, Ireland

So far, we have checked out hotels by couturier dressmakers, so what can one expect from a milliner. The answer is G Hotel, a quirky hotel designed by famed millner and Galway native Phillip Treacy full of clever design allusions to headwear.


Treacy’s kooky creation provides a whimsical wonderland with fanciful design elements  from the black glass walls that house a tank of seahorses in the reception area to the raspberry-hued carpets in the Pink Salon and purple-hued velvet banquettes in the restaurant.

Celebrity guests include Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain and musicians U2, Westlife and David Gray.

Price: From £335 per night

Cheval Blanc, Courchevel, France

If you are after a fashionable ski getaway then look no further than Cheval Blanc in the exclusive ski resort of Courchevel 1850, one of the most opulent hotels in LVMH’s portfolio.


Each of the 34 suites, laid over five floors, are tastefully designed by LVMH and boasts a separate dressing room, independent toilet and a large bathroom with bathtub and a separate hammam shower
equipped with luminotherapy.

If your designer surroundings are not enough, the hotel is also home to Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton boutiques and the Givenchy Snow Spa. Another designer name you can enjoy is Karl Lagerfeld whose photography adorns the walls of Cheval Blanc.

Price: From 700€ per night


Bulgari Hotel, London

The designer’s touch is of a shimmering silver one in London with Bulgari Hotel in a chic nod to the fashion house’s silversmith origins. Sleek silver and chiseled marble blend seamlessly at Bulgari London to create a sophisticated space.


The 85 rooms are equally sleek with silver-painted silk curtains inspired by an 1800s silver brooch by Sotirio Bulgari, mahogany  furniture, leather furnishings, Italian silks and dark textiles. One of the quirkiest features of Bulgari Hotel is the minibar shaped to resemble a classic travel trunk.

Set in the heart of London’s upmarket Kinghtbridge, Bulgari London offers an equally stylish address.

Price: From $780 per night


Tcherassi Hotel and Spa, Cartagena, Colombia

A fashionable stay does not get more exclusive than this 7-suite colonial mansion designed by Colombia native designer Silvia Tcherassi located Cartagena de Indias, along Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

Each room of this sensitively restored 18th century mansion feature an open tropical feel with wood-beamed ceilings and balconies. The piece de resistance has got to be the penthouse suite suite with its private rooftop pool and 250-square-foot bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower – perfect for absolute privacy.


One of the most spectacular features at Tcherassi Hotel is huge internal garden which containing more than 3,000 plants.

Price: From $400 per night


Portrait Suites, Rome, Italy

Designed by Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo, the Portrait Suites Hotel offers 14 exclusive suites located in the townhouse above the Ferragamo store on the Via Condotti in Rome, a short distance from the Spanish Steps.

Inspired by the splendour of 1950s Rome, each suite is lavishly decorated, with the top floor suites offering beautiful views across the city.

At Portrait Suites, you can sleep in style and shop for style as guests can enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on all purchases at the designers boutiques in Rome. Which fashionista can refuse such an offer, right?


Price: $1,100 per night