THEY aren’t just about catwalks and clothes.
Increasingly big-name fashion designers are lending their name to anything including hotels.
Modern fashion houses are increasingly turning their skills to hotel interiors and rooms.
What’s more, some of them open their own hotels throughout the world or collaborate with big hotel chains, bringing that additional touch of class to the properties.
Elena Kozmenko looks at the design hotels available on Booked.net’s hotel reservation database.
GiorgioArmani has been creating clothes since 1970 and it was in 2010, when the world-known designer invested in his first hotel in Dubai.
Armani Hotel Dubai occupies 39 floors in Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world.
Here you will find 160 guest rooms and suites, 140 chic apartments, a spa center, flower shop, a bar and even a bakery of Armani brand.
In 2011 the couturier also built a hotel in his native city, so now Armani Hotel Milano is open to guests, offering them 95 rooms, a spa-salon, a restaurant and a business-center.
The Versace fashion house always insisted that Versace was not just about fashion, but luxury in all spheres of life.
The grand five-store Palazzo Versace, built in 2000 in Queensland, Australia, is the epitome of this philosophy.
Donatella Versace developed the design of each of the 205 guestrooms individually, so that they will impress even the most discerning travelers with their exquisite décor and furnishings.
Everyone knows Bulgari jewelry house, but what people don’t know is that in 2001 it entered into a contract with Marriott International chain and founded its own Bulgari Hotels & Resorts.
Three years later the first property appeared in the heart of Milan close to the expensive boutiques of the most famous fashion brands.
The second hotel, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Bali, opened its doors to visitors in 2006.
Both venues are widely known for their high-standard facilities, including cozy and spacious apartments, state-of-the-art business centers and gyms and even Ferrari and Porsche rental service.
The prominent Moschino brand announced that it wanted to turn people’s lives into a beautiful dream by building the Maison Moschino hotel in the center of Milan.
The hotel features unique design of its interior and surreal décor and furnishing of the guest rooms, some of which are named as “Alice Room”, “Rose Bed” and “Red Hood”.
If you choose one of these rooms, the line between fairy-tale and reality will be blurred during your stay here.
Ralph Lauren is not only one of the most well-known representatives of the American fashion industry, but also a co-owner of the luxurious Round Hill hotel & Villas.
As the property is located in Jamaica, the designer used bright tropical colors and shades in its interior as well as developed the design of several villas and a cocktail-bar in the main building.
The hotel is highly-recommended to all followers of Bob Marley.
Traditional black and white palette and laconic style, so characteristic of Karl Lagerfeld, can be seen in the 53 guest rooms of Alma Berlin – Schlosshotel Im Grunewald, situated in the suburbs of Berlin.
The world-known couturier is always at the front line of new fashion trends, imbued rooms with a sophisticated atmosphere, using antique furniture and real masterpieces of art.
In 1995 the Ferragamo family bought their first property Hotel Lungarno in Florence, thus enlarging their shoe empire.
There are no products of this brand in the venue, yet the special spirit of the Italian house can be felt in the elegant room interiors as well as the great collection of renowned artworks of the 20th century, including several works by Picasso.
Another famous couturier also couldn’t resist the temptation to use their professional skills in new area of activity is Vera Wang.
More known for dresses donned by Hollywood celebrities, the designer turned her hand to the Honeymoon Suite for one of the most expensive hotels in Hawaii – Halekulani.
The apartment is made up of four spacious rooms and is tastefully furnished with exclusive Vera Wang Furniture.
The deluxe spa salon and swimming pool are also at the total disposal of newlyweds here.
Diesel brand owns Pelican Hotel in Miami.
The venue was built in 1940s and is filled with humor like all the advertising campaigns of the label.
Every room is dedicated to the certain era of the 20th century, which can be seen from their names: Power Flower, People from the 50’s, Aka’70, Love, Peace and Leafforest and so on.
In addition, shower cabins available in every apartment are designed in such a way that you feel like you are standing in the pouring rain.
The Italian province Emilia–Romagna is known for its beautiful churches and ruins of bygone centuries.
Moreover it hosts factories of the Max Mara brand. The brand’s owners, the Maramotti family, were very upset that their native town Reggio Emilia didn’t have any decent hotel for the discerning travelers.
That’s why they renovated an old 13th century fortress and turned it into a charming hotel named Albergo Delle Notarie that has became an attraction for visitors from all over the world, offering stunning facilities and unique interior for both businessmen and holiday-makers.
Choose any of these hotels to stay in and your expectations will not only be fulfilled, but even exceeded, as the world-famous couturiers know for sure, how to impress their clients with new trends in fashion as well as hotel industry.
Booked.net in its turn knows how to turn your dream into reality, offering all the listed hotels in its system.