FEELING FASHIONABLE? BOOKING.COM REVEALS THE WORLD’S MOST FASHION-FORWARD STAYS
If you’ve spent the past week combing through galleries of exquisite garments emerging from New York Fashion Week (NYFW), you’re no doubt feeling inspired by the creative genius of some of the world’s most formidable designers. With NYFW drawing to a close, the team at Booking.com are keeping the stylish inspiration alive with their pick of the world’s most fashionable hotel stays. Take a peak into the minds of Armani, Versace, Lagerfeld and Dior, whose exceptionally designed spaces are frequented by some of the world’s most discerning clientele. Works of art in themselves, these stunning hotels provide an innovative accommodation experience like no other.
Georgio Armani’s Armani Hotel Milan is found in the chic Quadrilatero della Moda district in Milan. Originally built and designed by Enrico Griffini in the 1930s, all rooms are styled with Armani Casa furnishings. Each of the hotel’s suites reflects the timeless Armani style - elegant, sophisticated and luxuriously comfortbale - designed by Georgio himself. Of an evening, enjoy a meal at the Michelin-star Armani/Ristorante, drawing on classic Italian gastronomic traditions to create sensational culinary experiences for its patrons.
Palazzo Versace, Queensland
Donatella Versace’s Palazzo Versace lies between the beautiful Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast Broadwater, offering spectacular architecture and custom furnishings. This fashion-brand hotel has an Aurora Spa Retreat, a 24-hour fitness and well-being center, a private marina and its very own Versace Boutique. Guests are invited to dine at any of the hotel’s three award-winning restaurants. Enjoy contemporary Australian flavors at Vie Bar and Restaurant, fresh seafood fare at II Barocco Restaurant or one-hat cuisine at the exquisite Vanitas. Palazzo Versace also features 2 chic bars including Le Jardin, where guests can try the latest cocktail, enjoy a high tea or relax with a coffee in the beautiful lobby. All rooms and suites are decorated with Versace furnishings, luxurious fabrics and floor to ceiling windows.
Set in the heart of Monte Carlo, Hotel Metropole features spaces designed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld, one of the world’s most recognisable fashion figures. Throughout his career, Lagerfeld has been the creative force behind powerhouse fashion brands including Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger and Fendi, and his design influence to the Hotel Metropole is reflective of his commitment to cutting edge sophistication. Relax in ODYSSEY, Lagerfeld’s outdoor space at Hotel Metropole, home to a “beach area” with sun loungers, a sundeck overlooking the pool and lavishly curated garden spaces to ensure the complete privacy of guests.
St Regis New York’s Dior Suite does justice to the hotel chain’s classically sophisticated reputation. Drawing inspiration from the design houses traditionally soothing palette and subtle tones, the Dior Suite is a space of understated elegance, accented by statement art and furnishings. Entertain up to ten guests in the suite’s spacious dining room, taking in views over Central Park whilst you enjoy your meal.
Set atop a cliff 150 metres above sea level, the Bulgari Resort commands stunning views over the Indian Ocean. Live like a king in any one of the resort’s 59 villas, combining traditional Balinese style with Italian design, and each home to its very own private plunge pool. Get your retail therapy fix and explore the collections of accessories, watches and jewels at the Bulgari Boutique, the only Bulgari store in Bali. For those looking for a more authentic souvenir, the resort’s Arts & Crafts Store is dedicated to local crafts, with a selection of fine antiques, Balinese jewellery and ceramic furnishings reflective of the island’s diverse artistic heritage.