The past month has seen the world’s most sought-after models, celebrities and style icons jet-setting to the world’s four biggest fashion capitals in the name of fashion. From New York to Milan and Paris, fashion week has seen the biggest names in the industry making waves around the globe.
And if taking over runways in some of the hottest cities isn’t enough, ambitious fashion designers have even ventured into the hotel business, providing globetrotting style mavens with sanctuaries bedecked in opulent furnishing and beautiful interiors.
Since the world’s first fashion hotel, Palazzo Versace, opened its doors in Queensland in 2000, other designers and fashion brands have followed suit. The latest? Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, which just opened its fourth property in Beijing, combining its signature Bulgari style with premium Ritz-Carlton hospitality.
In an ode to the fashion month that’s coming to an end (and wrapping up in Paris tomorrow), we’ve rounded up some of the best fashion-centric properties around the world. These stylish spaces offer a luxurious stay in rooms designed by the most prolific fashion designers. From the latest Bulgari Hotel to Fendi Private Suites in Rome, here are the hotels you should check into for your next vacation. Who knows, you may even find Karl Lagerfeld himself staying in the next suite.
(Main Image: Bulgari Hotel Beijing)
The Armani name is not the only thing that earned the hotel’s reputation as a fashion-centric property. The Armani Hotel Milano also boasts the perfect location for globetrotting style mavens, with its address on the western end of Milan’s Via Montenapoleone — the city’s most exclusive shopping street.
Set in a building that dates back to the 1930s, the hotel boasts minimalist interiors consisting of light sandy hues and beige tones, as well as a lounge bar that features a backlit onyx wall complemented by black marble.
Boasting Neoclassical elements blended with subtle traces of Arabian architecture, Palazzo Versace Dubai is the second (and latest) Versace-branded hotel in the world. In line with Palazzo Versace’s maximalist identity, the 215-room hotel is bedecked with furniture and fabrics exclusively designed and tailor-made by the Italian luxury house.
Additionally, the hotel also boasts eight dining establishments with an alfresco terrace each to reflect the heritage of Palazzos, three massive outdoor pools, beautifully landscaped gardens, and unobstructed views of the Dubai Creek and skyline.
First introduced in 2001 and owned by Marriott International, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts’ fourth and latest addition to its collection is the newly-opened Bulgari Hotel Beijing. The property is located in a pristine location adjacent to the Genesis Art Foundation, in the heart of the exclusive Embassy District.
Designed by renowned Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, its 119 rooms are exquisitely decked out in Italian luxury furniture by the likes of Maxalto and B&B Italia.
Located in the heart of Rome, Palazzo Fendi was once renowned for being the flagship store for the Italian luxury fashion house. After an extensive restoration, the third floor of the stunning building has been transformed into the world’s very first Fendi hotel, Fendi Private Suites.
The seven-suite residence was beautifully designed by architect Marco Costanzi and outfitted in furnishings from the Italian luxury brand’s interior wing, Fendi Casa.
The hotel’s iconic Dior Suite features high ceilings, deeply carved crown mouldings, white carved-wood furniture with gold leaf accents, and an ornate crystal chandelier, along with Dior’s custom palette of warm greys, subtle pinks and soft whites. Couture-inspired fabrics are also used as wall-coverings, upholstery and window treatments.