From Lagerfeld's Hotel to de la Renta's Resort: The World Most Fashionable Vacation Digs (Photos)

Traveling in style is taken to a whole new level at these hotels, where top fashion designers have helped created the haute-couture interiors.


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Professionals are constantly pushing their boundaries and testing new limits: musicians appear in films, actors do high-fashion modeling campaigns, and some athletes try their hands as morning show personalities. So, it’s no surprise that over the years the world’s most established fashion designers have turned to luxury accommodations as the place to expand their creative abilities. From Karl Lagerfeld’s remodel of Schlosshotel Berlin in the early 90s to his upcoming luxury hotel in Macau, we’ve rounded up the world’s most fashionable hotel getaways.

The creative behind Chanel and Fendi has chosen Macau for his most recent venture. The property will be a 270-room resort entirely designed by Lagerfeld in the middle of the Chinese coastal town dominated by casinos. It is set to open in 2017.

Maison Moschino

Maison Moschino, Milan, Italy

Italian fashion house Moschino completely transformed the country’s second-oldest railway station, turning it into a wonderland of fairy tales. Located in Milan, the 65-room Maison Moschino is outfitted with the occasional teacup table and forest bedpost, and its designers claim a stay there is “like falling down the rabbit hole: after a while, you come to expect the unexpected.”

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St. Regis Rome Suite, Bottega Veneta

Pairing a luxury hotel with a luxury designer is a match made in heaven. That’s why Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta was the perfect fit for a new suite at the St. Regis in Rome. Its design is simple and understated, evoking Bottega in every detail. Since its debut, the suite has expanded to the St. Regis hotels in New York and Florence.


One&Only Tipi, Alice Temperley

Located in Mauritius, on an island off the coast of Madagascar, the One & Only Le Saint Geran gives visitors the option to forego a traditional room for a more primal tipi—uniquely designed by London based designer Alice Temperley. The structure, standing at 17 feet tall and 20 feet in diameter, is outfitted with a Parisian glass chandelier, wooden floors, and gold fabric, exuding bohemian chic. 

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Hotel Éclat Beijing, A Bathing Ape

Located in Beijing, this one-of-a-kind hotel houses one hell of an art collection boasting works by surrealist painter Salvador Dali as well as Pop artist Andy Warhol. So it’s no surprise the brand asked Japanese contemporary clothing and lifestyle brand, A Bathing Ape, to design one of its eight suites. The suite “feels like your stepping into an animated world” where visitors can “relax on the huge Andy Warhol designed banana cushions while enjoying Bape’s signature artworks on the walls.”  


Claridge's London, Diane von Furstenburg

After 40 years conquering the fashion world, it’s no surprise that Diane von Furstenberg wanted to try her hand at interior design. For Claridge’s in London, the Belgian-born, New York-based designer transformed 20 luxury suites into stylish visions that are as timeless as her iconic wrap dresses. The rooms are adorned with touches including animal prints, lush leather couches, and pianos, and they feature a personal butler as an added service. 

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Tortuga Bay Hotel, Oscar de la Renta

The suites at this boutique resort are designed exclusively by the Dominican American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. In additions to de la Renta’s plantation-style interiors, visitors to the resort have access to five miles of pristine private beach, two 18-hole golf courses, and the only Six Senses Spa in North America.

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Schlosshotel Berlin, Karl Lagerfeld

In 1991, the Schlosshotel Berlin had not been renovated since its 1912 opening. In came Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most successful and well known names in fashion, to give the hotel a complete makeover. While the property has since undergone another renovation, one of the Lagerfeld-designed suites was kept intact in order to preserve a little bit of its history.

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Hotel Missoni, Missoni

Located on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, this Scottish outpost was the first of six hotels created from a partnership between the Missoni fashion house and Rezidor Hotel Group. The fashionable interiors include vibrant colors and patterns that cohesively mix in a way that stays true to the Italian label’s rich heritage. Other locations include Kuwait, Oman, Brazil, and Turkey, with a new location planned for Mauritius later this year. 


Armani Hotels, Armani

The Armani brand has had a large presence in the interior design world for quite some time. In addition to their hotels in Dubai and Milan, the label also has Armani Casa, a collection of home goods and interiors stores, which outfitted an entire New York City apartment building. This is one fashion house that knows how to show its great taste in multiple fields.


Le Bellechasse, Christian Lacroix

Located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, on Paris’s ritzy left bank, the Le Bellechasse gets its high-end design from French fashion designer Christian Lacroix, who was inspired by the area’s 19th-century culture. Lavishly painted murals, lush fabrics, and soundproof rooms ensure a luxurious stay that screams “haute couture.” 


The Villa by Barton G, Versace

Almost 14 years after Italian designer Versace was murdered on the steps of his Miami mansion, his massive estate is now open to the public as a luxury hotel. Crafted in impeccable Italian style, the 10-suite building has maintained almost all of the designer's original contributions, including a 54-foot mosaic swimming pool lined in 24-carat gold, meals served on Versace-designed china, and lavishly furnished interiors.

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Hotel Icon, Vivienne Tam

When The Hong Kong Polytechnic University needed help with their hotel, they selected a famous alumnus to take over the design. Chinese designer and alum Vivienne Tam used inspiration from her own home to design the interior of the university's Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, so much so that the furniture in the suite once adorned the interiors of the designer’s own apartment.