There are certain fashion brands whose collections we imagine living in—at least, figuratively—for seasons to come after first spotting them on the runways. Turns out, we actually, literally can live in them—sort of, in the form of designer hotels. A number of our favorite designers own resorts and hotels worldwide, whose stylish settings will make you feel like you've descended into their coveted walk-in closets—if only those closets had cloud-like four-poster beds. Famous fashion names have been expanding into new markets, from home goods to fragrances to liquor, for some time now, the past decade has notably seen a rise in literal "boutique" hotels.
From Armani to Missoni and Fendi, luxe labels have been actively teaming up with hospitality moguls and hotels and lending their creative hands to every aspect of the decor, from artwork to furnishings and even bathroom toiletries. As a result, traditional all-white rooms and suites, for the most part, have been reimagined with bold colors, eclectic designs, and amenities to match the luxurious vibes of the fashion houses—with accommodations reflecting trends not unlike ones seen on the runways.
From the quirky rooms of Christian Lacroix to the opulent apartments of Versace, here are the 10 "hautest" hotels to stay at during this Fashion Month, or anytime after.
Palazzo Versace, Queensland, Australia
This hotel is as decadent and opulent as you would expect from a Versace property. Pillows, tableware, and mosaic floors featuring Versace's quintessential, bold designs adorn this extravagant 200-room palace (which is considered the first-ever fashion-branded hotel), which boasts a picture-perfect white sand coastline perfect for surfing, Roman-style lobby columns, a mosaic driveway featuring the brand's signature Medusa head, and lavish condominium apartments with their own private plunge pools and jacuzzis.
Fendi Private Suites, Rome, Italy
If modern and sleek is more your style, this understatedly luxe property, from the iconic Italian house, will impress you with its impeccable Fendi Casa furniture, architectural light fixtures, and impressive marble, stone, and wood detailing. The seven suites are flawlessly decorated with Karl Lagerfeld’s original prints and photographs and feature photogenic bathrooms filled with Diptyque toiletries and some of the best views of the Eternal City. As an added bonus, visitors get priority reservations at the hotel's chic and never-not-full Zuma restaurant located on the scenic rooftop.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Oozing Ralph Lauren's effortlessly preppy vibe, this beachside oasis, designed by the iconic American designer, boasts Carribean-inspired decor, lush tropical landscaping, and exquisite villas overlooking their own private pools and outdoor showers. The brand's classic and timeless minimalism is evident in everything from the Pineapple House's white-and-blue rooms, with plenty of signature chinoiserie details to Hamptons-esque outdoor areas and one stunning infinity pool.
G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
Formerly Hotel Missoni, this boutique property is exactly what you would expect from the unabashedly colorful and print-heavy Italian brand; this is Missoni, after all—and a visual overload is to be expected. Rich textures and bold accents abound in each of the impeccably designed rooms and suites that are all different and boast eye-catching textiles, graphic wallpapers, quirky artwork, and pops of bright colors. While you'll be busy snapping every single corner of the hotel, including its eclectic restaurant and jewel-toned bathrooms, make sure to check out the views of the sweeping skyline.
Armani Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a city of superlatives, and its Armani Hotel is further proof. Housed on the first 39 floors of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the hotel's muted and modern interiors perfectly juxtapose with the extravagant over-the-top city surroundings. While it may be hard to get out of the exceptionally stylish hotel rooms (they come with their own personal concierges!), do so if only to visit Burj Khalifa's famed observatory, the impossibly luxe spa, and one of the superb restaurants. It's luxury at its most opulent.
Hotel le Bellechasse, Paris, France
Christian Lacroix is almost as known for the quirky hotels he designs as he is for his dreamy fashion creations. While the iconic French designer had a heavy hand in designing Hotel du Petit Moulin, Notre-Dame Saint-Michel Hotel, and Hotel du Continent, we are partial to the Hotel le Bellechasse, if only because of its proximity to our beloved Museée d'Orsay. His quintessential stamp is all over the fairy tale property, from the boldly patterned wallpaper featuring fantastical creatures to the rich and otherworldly fabrics and textiles that envelop the rooms and vintage-inspired details that borrow from theaters of centuries past.
Bulgari Resort, Bali, Indonesia
Drawing from the luxurious nature of the jewelry brand, Bulgari Resort in Bali is the definition of a tropical gem with its meditation pergolas, a lavish spa that offers traditional Balinese rituals, and stunning villas and mansions that tout picturesque cliff and ocean views. The contemporary elements of the jewelry brand seamlessly blend with the charm and authenticity of Bali's architecture, resulting in infinity pools that clash with the Indian Ocean hundreds of feet below, rooms equally sprinkled with artisan artwork as they are with top-notch tech, and fresh local food reimagined in a modern way to set any gastronomically discerning palette on fire.
Continentale, Florence, Italy
This '50s-inspired hotel from the Ferragamo family is tastefully decorated to reflect the timeless elegance of the iconic fashion house and that era. Florentine architect Michele Bönan borrowed from Ferragamo's signature style to create a hideaway that exudes beauty, from the crisp clean aesthetic of the all-white rooms and suites to the old-world rooftop terrace atop the Consorti tower, where you can catch the sun setting alongside Brunelleschi's Dome and the iconic Ponte Vecchio (best enjoyed with an Aperol Spritz in hand).
Tortuga Bay, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Designed by the late Oscar de la Renta, this cheery yellow resort, nestled on an ecological reserve and dedicated to the country's sustainable efforts, perfectly embodies the Dominican Republic designer's timeless style in a Caribbean setting. A demure palette of white and beige is uplifted by pops of pastels and floral prints in each of the rooms and villas, while the elegance is palpable through the elegant furnishings, Frette linens, and stone bathrooms. What's more, there's an OdlR boutique hidden on the grounds; it features a careful selection once curated by de la Renta himself.
Schlosshotel im Grunewald, Berlin, Germany
This is technically not a Karl Lagerfeld-designed hotel, but as we wait for the full-blown self-titled hotel chain from the prolific German-born fashion designer, due sometime later this year, this former mansion, that Lagerfeld did momentarily overhaul in its entirety in the '90s, and which retains a suite dedicated to the fashion kaiser, will have to do. Opulent furnishings, velvet textures, and gilded detailing, fitting for the larger-than-life's designer's taste, surround the spacious suites, whose crown jewels include Art Deco bathrooms with handmade tiles, private balconies, and artwork of decades past.