Fashion and Hospitality converge at World’s Top 5 ultra-luxe Designer Hotels
When designers like Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Dior have their hand at designing hotel suites, something sublime results in the convergence of fashion, glamour and hospitality.
Fashion, glamour and hospitality converge, as an increasing number of designers delve into new industries. Here are the crème de la crème of the world’s ultra-deluxe designer hotels and suites.
St. Regis New York –The Dior Suite
Honor quintessential sophistication and chic Parisian glamour with The St. Regis New York’s dedicated Dior Suite. Inspired by the Dior atelier in Paris, the suite is an ode to The Big Apple’s love for the label. Its design features immaculate marble flooring, a signature pale colour palette, plush French furniture and adorning the walls are a selection of Christian Dior’s most exquisite sketches. Top off your stay at this velvety paradise with a round-the-clock St. Regis Butler Service, an exclusive Dior shopping experience on 57th Street and a private, in-suite beauty treatment.
Two East 55th Street At, 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel – The Grunewald Suite by Karl Lagerfeld
Schlosshotel Berlin is where you will find the opulent turn-of-the-century Grunewald Suite redesigned in 1990 by Karl Lagerfeld. Since its renewed imperial extravagance, the suite’s appeal as a romantic, resplendent pink paradise has intensified. Featuring a sumptuous marble-titled bathroom, an elegantly furnished palatial living space, and a garden view from the suite’s private balcony – The Grunewald Suite is an intimate and exclusive treat! Guests are also entitled to one limo transfer to or from the airport.
Brahmsstraße 10, 14193 Berlin, Germany
Tortuga Bay Hotel at Puntacana Resort & Club – Designed by Oscar de la Renta
The Dominican Republic-based resort, Tortuga Bay is one of Oscar de la Renta’s many enchanting creations and also, his one and only hotel. Developed in 2005 by the man himself, the hotel is known for its sunny yellow villas and ocean-facing suites. The hotel has since undergone a tremendous renovation by designer Markham Roberts. With aid from the late fashion designer’s wife, Annette de la Renta, every minute detail of the new space pays tribute to Oscar’s heritage and signature style through custom-made upholstered wicker chairs, carved-wood tables and original home fabrics.
Punta Cana Resort & Golf Club, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic
Bvlgari Hotel London
Relish in the perfect balance of upscale fashion and deluxe hospitality at the heart of Knightsbridge, London. The Bvlgari Hotel’s bewitching concept is greatly attributed to the brand’s silversmith origins. Inspired by classic Bvlgari jewelry, the hotel’s amenities are embellished with signature design details such as custom-made silk curtains, Bvlgari-brand silver candlesticks and chandeliers. Uniform throughout its 85 rooms, suites and public interiors are an understated design concept, creating an air of elegance and sophistication. With the largest suites in all of London, the rooms are fully furnished with one-of-a-kind custom-made leather minibars shaped like trunks, vintage Moroccan carpets from the Beni Ourain tribes, upholstery fabrics specially designed and woven in Italy, cosy fireplaces, wraparound balconies, personal kitchens, dining rooms, offices, humongous walk-in wardrobes, and terraces with spectacular views of the neighbouring Hyde Park. Not to mention the hotel’s crowning achievement, the Bulgari Spa has a curated selection of the most advanced beauty, grooming and health enhancing treatments available today – PLUS a gleaming 25m swimming pool.
171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai incorporates Arabian architecture to create an exemplary, 5-star neoclassical masterpiece, by Donatella Versace. With 169 residences and 215 hotel rooms and suites, eight restaurants and bars, and three outdoor pools, the hotel features mosaic tiles, unobstructed views of the Dubai Creek and skyline, exclusive tailor-made fabrics and furniture. Each bar showcases an al fresco terrace designed to reflect the grand Palazzo culture. That’s not all… Palazzo Versace is also home to the Q’s Bar and Lounge, the most distinguished Dubai Jazz Bar. Expect world-class performances by emerging artists handpicked by the 28-time Grammy award winner and owner, Quincy Jones.
Jaddaf Waterfront – Dubai – United Arab Emirates