If you thought a designer tag is limited to just the clothes you wear, think again. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to stay in a designer hotel? Imagine wearing your finest Armani, sitting in your Armani chair at the Armani Hotel. Is that enough Armani for you? No? Well, they’ve got amenities too. Take a look at our list of eight of the finest hotels curated by your most beloved designers. By Dhruv Aditya Dave
It almost feels like you’re living that large Hamptons life. All hotel guests get preferential treatment at the airport before they’re quickly whisked away in a hotel car straight to the sprawling property. Three golf courses, an en-property national reserve, fine dining restaurants and a homely decor courtesy late designer Oscar De La Renta invites you to feel right at home. The style is minimal with splashes of colour and tropical prints. From ball gowns to sofa linen, bask in the beauty that is Tortuga Bay.
Dark tones across the resort lend a contemporary touch to a very strong rooted connection to an East Asian aesthetic. The Bvlgari resort gives you the right dose of culture and tradition as you laze by the pool. Should you find some sand from the powder white beaches cling onto your body, the washroom come fully stocked with Bvlgari amenities. If you thought you knew luxury, wait till you experience the resort in all its glory.
Nestled in the heart of Rome, above the Fendi flagship store, these private suites boast a modern and contemporary approach to the heritage design house. With soothing brown and grey tones running through the rooms and luxury in every corner of the suites, this place is a favourite amongst travellers with a penchant for indulgence.
Owned by the Ferragamo family, this hotel rests right by the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Reflecting a very strong tie to the design ideology of fashion house, Ferragamo, it’s evident through their play with colours and patterns such as Houndstooth, which they’ve used as upholstery, a nod to their A/W11 collection. Besides, Ferragamo is to Florence what Tarun Tahiliani is to Delhi—an institution in itself.
Designer Diane Von Furstenburg lent her colourful prints to this iconic hotel making it the choicest stay in London. The Grand Piano Suite boasts of classic DVF prints, marble fireplaces and colours that are a part of the designer’s repertoire.
The former Hotel Missoni, despite changing ownership over the years, a strong essence of fashion giant Missoni still remains. Bright colours, Geometric prints with a very retro vibe. Check in for a great throwback to the 1970’s.
Style destination Dubai has designers such as Versace flocked to the city to set up shop and even a hotel. The Versace Medusa face welcomes you in, leading you right up to the bedroom where every piece of fabric to every piece of cutlery ought to remind you that you’re officially at The House of Versace.
The warm ambience in the corridor and room, the dark wood flooring and walls; greys, nudes, and ivories, all bring to the room a light, minimalist aesthetic, which certainly soothes the mind and the eyes. This is the true Armani aesthetic that brings the patrons of the brand from around the world to its doors.