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They have dressed famous people everywhere and now fashion designers are even making them sleep stylishly. From Oscar de la Renta to Armani, the hotel lobby and suite is the new designer runway.
>> ARMANI HOTEL
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Giorgio Armani The five-star Armani Hotel, located in the Burj Khalifa, is the pinnacle of luxury accommodation with rooms overlooking the city of Dubai. From the stone floors and zebrawood panels to the bespoke furnishings and personally designed hotel amenities, the signature Armani style is everywhere.
>> HOTEL LE BELLECHASSE SAINT GERMAIN
Christian Lacroix Located right in the heart of Paris and close to the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, the individual rooms at the Hotel Le Bellechasse Saint Germain are all handdesigned by Christian Lacroix and feature flamboyant works of art. A whimsical and free spirited creation, the hotels has 34 unique rooms.
London, United Kingdom
Diane von Furstenberg Claridge's Hotel in London is a fashion lover's art deco paradise. Designed by fashion legend Diane von Furstenberg, the hotel is close to the famous Bond Street and Oxford Street shopping precincts. The exclusive hotel shows strong 1920s design elements with all 202 rooms equipped with personal marble bathrooms and a fullservice spa.
>> TORTUGA BAY HOTEL
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Oscar de la Renta Travellers looking for a stylish, luxurious getaway on the coast don't have to look further than the Tortuga Bay Hotel located on the sandy shores of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Designed by Oscar de la Renta, the resort has furniture made from local woods, beds made of wicker and chairs of sea grass.
>> PALAZZO VERSACE
Gold Coast, Australia
House of Versace A waterfront setting, spectacular architecture, Italian furnishings, extraordinary service and an ambience of pure glamour;Palazzo Versace is everything you would expect from the world's first fully fashion-branded hotel. Donatella Versace's tribute to her brother Gianni, the stunning hotel has 200 bedrooms with windows that run from floor to ceiling. Everything at the hotel is strictly Versace, from the linen in the bedroom to the china used in its four restaurants.
>> ROUND HILL HOTEL AND VILLAS
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren turned the 36 rooms at Round Hill Hotel and Villas'Pineapple House into a haven of elegant beach living, incorporating white stone floors, romantic mahogany four-poster beds, and plush furnishings. The stylish retreat - a stomping ground for jetsetters and socialites since the 1950s - includes an 18th-century plantation house, which has been converted into a spa.
>> THE G HOTEL
Philip Tracey The G Hotel, located in Galway, Ireland, is full of bright and vibrant designs by Philip Tracey, a famous Irish milliner. Tracey's grasp of design and fashion can be seen in every facet of the hotel. From the uniquely bright lobby, to the five-star dining, the inspiration from old-style Hollywood fashion and glamour is everywhere.
>> HOTEL MISSONI
Missoni Hotel Missoni is located right in the heart of Edinburgh and
was design by Italian
fashion house, Missoni. Hotel Missoni reflects its designs perfectly with fun, bold colours coupled with distinctive patterns throughout the hotel. The hotel is mostly black and white with bright splashes of color aiming to create a fascinating sensory experience.
>> HOTEL MAISON MOSCHINO
Moschino Hotel Maison Moschino is located in the fashion capital of the world, Milan. The beautiful hotel, designed by fashion house Moschino has a strong design theme, focusing on fashion and fairytales. The boutique hotel has individually designed rooms with names including Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland and Sleeping Beauty.
>> HALEKULANI HOTEL
Vera Wang The Halekulani hotel is home to a one-of-a-kind suite designed by Vera Wang. Oozing elegance with its charcoal drapes and dark wood overtones, the suite also houses the iconic designer's perfumes as well as personally selected movies and a self-styled cocktail menu.
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