Fashion Friday: Top Sartorial Suites in the World

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 weaving in high fashion.

While some fashion houses like Missoni and Versace have gone full-steam ahead launching chic eponymous abodes around the globe, others like Diane Von Furstenberg and Oscar De La Renta lend their magic touch to a select few suites for those guest who live for, and of course, live in style.

It’s Fashion Friday, and we are giving you a glimpse into some of these sartorial suites around the world.



The Breakers, Palm Beach

This historic Mediterranean-inspired resort sitting on sits on 140 oceanfront acres at the centre of Palm Beach’s social scene recently completed an $80 million guest-room renovation which saw the unveiling of the new Imperial Designer Suite by design duo

Mark Badgley and James Mischka. The pair stayed at the hotel enough to create a stylish space bringing the outdoors inside with a warm palette of nature colours from coral to pearl refracting the blue ocean outside. 

The 1,700-square-foot suite suite features a private living room and not one but five balconies each offering panoramic views of the ocean.

Price: From $2,500 to $6,700 per night


Claridge’s London

Located in London’s plush Mayfair, Claridge's London has been a landmark since it opened in the mid-1850s, as well as a firm favourite with royal families, politicians and celebrities. The iconic hotel also boasts the position of being the first London hotel to have designer suites, designed by none other than renowned designer Dian Von Furstenberg who designed 20 rooms and suites for this London landmark.

Your suite of choice at Claridge’s will most certainly have to be the Grand Piano Suite with the Belgian-born designer’s use of vibrant colours such as chocolate and raspberry, trademark animal prints, and luxury furniture including handcrafted Balinese trunks, Murano glass sculptures, a leather-top bar, as well as travel photos taken by the designer herself.

Each suite has its own exclusive amenities, a personal butler that delivers an unmistakably English Service.

Price: From $9,960 / night


Schlosshotel, Grunewald, Germany

Located just outside of Berlin in one of its most exclusive suburbs, Schlosshotel was built a century ago as a palace for one of Kaiser’s advisors. Now renovated under fashion Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld’s direction, the 54-room property still retains its royal atmosphere with Belle Epoque antique furnishings, opulent bed linens and all-marble bathrooms.

“I love the idea of having a suite in Berlin that is totally furnished to my own personal taste,” said Lagerfeld when he was first commissioned.

While all original pieces from the designer’s vision of the interior in the 1990s have been kept through the renovations in 2006, the hotel's Grunewald Suite is the only suite fully furnished by Lagerfeld. The lavish suite features antique designer furniture, lush fabrics, and a glam Art Deco bathroom, complete with handmade tiles.

Price: From $2,700 / night


Hayman Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

This is the second hotel on our list with the Diane Von Furstenberg touch. While her design vision does not extend to as many suites as at Claridges, the designer has envisioned the DVF Penthouse a safari feel with the use of her striking signature prints against a bleach sand backdrop. The suite also features a selection of Diane von Furstenberg’s personal photography.

Light and airy, the 160 square metre interior offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious living room, whilst a secluded wrap balcony boasts spectacular views over Hayman Beach.

The master bedroom features a four-poster bed, en-suite bathroom with a luxurious freestanding bath and separate double rainwater shower.

Price: $4958.13 per night


St. Regis, New York

A St. Regis Hotel on New York's Upper East Side, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to designer suites: Dior and Tiffany.

1,700-square-foot 12th-floor Dior suite that pays homage to the designer’s Montaigne headquarters in Paris, adorned in Dior French Grey, featuring quintessential Louis XVI-style furniture with white carved-wood framing and gold leaf accents and the Bill Donovan watercolor painting on the living-room wall: It features four silhouettes, each wearing a signature Dior dress from bygone eras.


As for the Tiffany Suite, just imagine the iconic Tiffany jewellery box coming to life in the interior of a 1,700-square-foot suite, complete with signature duck egg blue walls and silver upholstery, and for a dangling, crystal-beaded chandelier in the dining room.

Price: from $9,500 per night


St. Regis, Rome

Italian luxury label launched its first suite for St. Regis in New York; however, since then it has moved on to its new home in Rome with Tomas Maier, the creative director of the brand at the helm of designing the new three-bedroom suite.

“We wanted to respect the character of the hotel and acknowledge the light of Rome through Bottega Veneta colours, materials and furniture,” said Maier about the design, which features a sophisticated, neutral palette incorporated with Alcantara, leather and linen—signature elements used in the designer’s line.


Price: $7,915 per night


Tortuga Bay Hotel Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This luxe Caribbean getaway comprising 13 villas and 30 suites, set on 16,600 private beachfront acres, boasts island living chic interiors by none other than Oscar de la Renta, a Dominican Republic native, who owns a house in one of the four exclusive communities on the 26-mile complex nearby.

Each of the 13 spectacular villas is impeccably designed by de la Renta with plush furnishings a palette of natural island colors, enhanced with wicker and wood furnishings and luxurious Frette linens.

There's a Six Senses Spa, 36-hole golf course designed by world famous architect Tome Fazio, 1,500-acre ecological reserve with 15 natural spring-water lagoons, a brand-new 1,000-square-foot Oscar de la Renta boutique and the Bamboo Restaurant, featuring Mediterranean-infused cuisine.

Considering its fashion credentials, it is no surprise that Tortuga Bay Hotel has played host to fashion icons such as Anna Wintour and Carolina Herrera.

Price: from $820 per night



The New York Palace Hotel

Unveiled earlier this November with a lavish party, the brand new Jewel Suite at The Towers in New York Palace Hotel is the handiwork of celebrity jeweler Martin Katz.

The $25,000 a night three-story suite decorated in rich fabrics and jewel-inspired tones offers over 5,000 square feet of space in a luxurious setting featuring a grand reception foyer, living room, dining room, grand reception foyer, entertainment lounge, private rooftop deck and a garden with its own spa that offers spectacular views of New York City’s skyline.

The Jewel Suite also delivers on unique touches like the suite’s own grand piano, , 15-foot windows, a 20-foot ‘Waterfall of Diamonds’ chandelier, jewellery designs that are attached permanently to the walls, suspended crystal ‘jewel boxes’ displaying exclusive pieces by Katz.

A stay at the Jewel Suite by Martin Katz will provide guests with “The Ultimate Proposal” package that includes a private consultation with Martin Katz for the creation of a custom-designed engagement or wedding ring.

Price: £25,000/night

Text: Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo


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