The Grand Piano Suite features DVF’s signature prints as well as travel photos taken by the designer
Fashion genius Karl Lagerfeld is known for his unparalleled artistic vision and for his fearlessness in delving into new ventures. One of these ventures is a new hotel and casino that opens in Macao in 2017. However, Karl is not the first designer to give a resort the five-star touch. We reveal the designers who have created the most stylish resorts around
BULGARI RESORT, BALI
A fusion of Italian style and traditional Balinese forms, the Bulgari Resort‘s cliffside location, offers magnificent views over the Indian Ocean. In addition to showcasing Bali’s architecture, laid-back lifestyle and impeccable service, you also have the chance to splurge in the Bulgari boutique.
GRAND PIANO SUITE BY DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, CLARIDGE’S, LONDON
The mastermind behind the iconic wrap dress has lent her design talent to Claridge’s Hotel in London. Thanks to Diane, the Grand Piano Suite now features her signature prints as well as travel photos taken by the designer herself.
MAISON MOSCHINO, MILAN
It’s only natural that a fashion capital should have its very own fashion hotel and Milan has the Maison Moschino. Located in a vintage railway station, the contemporary hotel comprises 65 rooms inspired by a fairytale theme. If you want to know how Alice felt when she took a trip down the rabbit hole – well, this is it.
PALAZZO VERSACE, QUEENSLAND
The Gold Coast was the home of the first luxury fashion branded hotel in 2000: Palazzo Versace. The distinctive vision of Gianni Versace, the late designer of the Italian fashion power-house, permeates throughout the Australian property. The waterfront setting is as spectacular as the opulent hotel itself.
ARMANI HOTEL, DUBAI
This Italian luxury brand has become renowned not just for its designer clothing, but also for its supremely stylish hotels. With two properties, one in Dubai and one in Milan, you have two good reasons to spoil yourself. And if this doesn’t sound luxurious enough, the Dubai version also happens to be in the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa.
DIOR SUITE, ST REGIS NEW YORK
Two fashion capitals collide at the St Regis in New York. The landmark Beaux Arts building, which dates back to 1904, and Dior. The Dior Suite is modelled after the headquarters of famed fashion house on Paris’ Avenue Montaigne, and is designed with Louis XVI-style furnishings.
COCO CHANEL SUITE, THE RITZ, PARIS
Coco Chanel spent 35 years of her life in this elegant property overlooking the Place Vendome. And now the Coco Chanel Suite is one of the most sought-after rooms at The Ritz. This decadent hideaway pays homage to one of France’s (and the world’s) most important women in fashion.After a huge makeover, The Ritz Paris recently reopened with noneother than a Chanel spa.
HOTEL LE BELLECHASSE, PARIS
The whimsical French designer, Christian Lacroix, can add a third property to his list of hotels that he has designed: Hotel le Bellechasse. Located on a quiet street, close to the Musee d’Orsay, the result of his endeavour is a flamboyant, bohemian creation, very much akin to Lacroix’s personal style. His flashes of colour will make your Parisian stay that much more enjoyable.