FASHION in HOSPITALITY!
Sneaking in a late post this week as the World Mastercard Toronto Fashion week is coming to an end. The fact is that a new trend is arising where fashion legends are giving hotel suites a feel for their design sense. If you are looking for a luxurious experience, take a look at these hotel suites that have been designed by top fashion designers around the world.
Inside the world’s tallest building, Giorgio Armani has extended his sense of style and design to create the complete hospitality experience. The first of seven hotels and resorts, Armani Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, created a hospitality brand that embodies beauty and defines elegance and grace while providing superior service, immaculate design and incomparable luxury. The sophisticated Armani lifestyle is created with a modern minimalist aesthetic, eramosa stone floors, zebrawood paneling as well as custom furnishings and accents.
Photos: Armani Hotel, Dubai and Milan and Giorgio Armani
Distinctive décor is distinguished as the Dior Suite inside The St. Regis in New York City. Although the St. Regis also has a Tiffany, Milano and Bentley Suite, the Dior Suite pays tribute to the designer’s Montaigne headquarters in Paris. The Dior Suite features the fashion house’s traditional palette of whispering shades of subtle grays, purples and whites, while accented by glamorous statement pieces. The Louis XVI-style furniture contains white carved-wood framing with gold leaf accents. This 1,700 square-foot suite is an alluring space that defines elegance.
Photo: St. Regis, New York City and Dior
Diane Von Furstenberg was one of the first designers to sign hotel rooms and suites. In fall 2010, this Belgian-born business woman coordinated with her friend, interior decorator Oliver Gelbsmann to update the 20 rooms and suites of the Art Deco icon Claridge’s hotel. Every space is chic and as understated as the designer’s famed dresses. Armed with a palette that includes Ikat, cashmere blankets, Murano crystals, chocolate hues and Diane’s own photographs taken during her travels, von Furstenberg has exuberantly patterned stamped the rooms with a bold, yet comfortable feeling of luxury.
Photo: Claridge’s, London and Diane Von Furstenberg
Given the opportunity, which celebrated fashion designers collection would you choose to live in?