Top Fashion Designer Hotels and Suites

Courtesy Hotel Notre Dame

Fashion legends are putting their signatures on
design-focused suites and hotels around the world.

Among the world’s most celebrated fashion designers,
there are those whose collections are so iconic and truly transformative that,
given the opportunity, you would choose to live in their
creations. Now, thanks to an emerging trend in travel, you can—by simply making
a reservation.

Over the past few years, a growing number of
international style arbiters, from Christian Lacroix and Armani to Missoni and
Dior, have been teaming up with high-end resorts and hotels to put their
distinctive stamp on properties around the globe. Some, like Diane Von
Furstenberg and Oscar De La Renta, were tapped to rework the décor of a suite
or series of rooms at a single property, while others have gone so far as to
partner with major developers to launch eponymous hotel brands that span from
Australia to South America to the Middle East.

These ultra-chic living spaces reflect the fashion
brands’ unique personalities and exemplify the way that they themselves would
choose to travel and live. For example, the Bottega Veneta St. Regis Hotel
suite in Rome features a sophisticated, neutral palate. “We wanted to respect the
character of the hotel and acknowledge the light of Rome through Bottega Veneta
colors, materials and furniture,” says the brand’s Creative Director Tomas
Maier, who designed the space.

In each of these runway-ready locales, it’s not simply
the linens on the bed or fabric upholstered onto the settees that subtly (and,
in the case of Missoni, perhaps not so subtly) speaks the designer’s name. It’s
also the branded amenities in the bathroom, commissioned artwork on the walls
and an array of quirky signature services that evoke an idealized—and always
stylish—travel lifestyle.

Even when you aren’t living out of a carry-on, it can
be an ongoing challenge to keep ahead of the trends. Fortunately, these ten
properties make it infinitely easier to stay in style—even if you never leave
your hotel room.