There’s nothing more we look forward to after a long day of travelling than retreating into our hotel rooms for a well-deserved shower. Besides a comfortable bed that makes you feel like you’re sleeping on clouds, nothing makes or breaks a luxury hotel more than how well-appointed its bathroom is. What used to be a place where you wash and go are now personal sanctuaries for relaxation — boasting beautiful interiors and modern conveniences like rain showers, chrome-plated clawfoot bathtub, plush towels, and exquisite toiletries from upscale brands.
And if you’re already sneaking the toiletries you love into your luggage to take your vacation home with you, you can replicate the whole experience of luxury hotel bathrooms right in your own apartment.
While it won’t be possible have a bathroom flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows boasting panoramic views of the city skyline (well, for most of us at least), you can alternatively outfit your bathroom with brands that are used in five-star hotels worldwide. These retailers offer luxury bathroom collections that are just as sleek as those used in hotels for your home.
From the prestigious German-based Hansgrohe to Gessi (which has outfitted hotels such as Armani Hotel Milano), these are the collections you should look into when transforming your home bathroom into one worthy of those in swanky hotels like Grand Hyatt, Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons.
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The Hansgrohe brand expands its comprehensive range of mixers for high-end private and hotel bathrooms with its new Metropol Classic line. Produced in collaboration with Phoenix Design, the collection boasts beautiful surface design. The different elements feature elegant, gold accents on the base, the handles and the spouts of the mixers — perfect if you’re looking to create chic bathroom interiors.
Stone Forest specialises in hand-carved granite sculptures that combine the elegant simplicity of Japanese style with contemporary design. Each piece is handcrafted using a hammer and chisel, so every sculpture has a unique quality influenced by the individual character of the rock as well as the stonecutter’s vision.
The Sienna collection introduces a full suite of bath sculptures designed for the home and spa, providing an elegant resort-like setting for your luxurious bath experience.
Italian-based Gessi has outfitted some of the most prestigious hotel chains in the world, such as The Ritz Carlton, Armani Hotels, Four Seasons, and The Dorchester Collection — and for good reason.
The brand brings nature-inspired collections into bathrooms in the age of wellness retreats. One such collection, the Gessi Private Wellness Program, offers the world’s widest range of steel shower heads and shower elements for a hydro massage — including rain showers, waterfalls and atomisation. These elements can be freely composed to create a personal wellness sanctuary, designed according to individual desires.
Axor is a brand most might be familiar with, bringing innovative and unique features to your bathroom experience. The collections boast cutting-edge design, having been dreamt up by a range of world-famous architects and designers.
Among them is renowned designer Philippe Starck, who has been the architect behind some of the world’s trendiest hotels, such as M Social Singapore and Faena Hotel Buenos Aires in Argentina. Starck Organic by Axor was created in collaboration with the designer, combining unique design with an extraordinary water experience that boasts low consumption.
Heralded as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of plumbing fixtures, English-based Lefroy Brooks is one of the leading bathroom fixture brands in the luxury sector. The La Chapelle range takes inspiration from Paris in the 1910s — resulting in the perfect example of turn-of-the-century French bathroom design. The collection features basins, baths, marble consoles and lavatories that feature bold and geometrical design.