They say that a talented person is talented in everything, so you will not surprise anyone with stories of how designers and couturiers set the tone not only in clothing, but also in related fields. Flamboyant haute couture stars take on projects of the same size, creating chic design hotels, each corner of which is a work of art in itself. Today, our selection includes the most stylish hotels that famous couturiers and trendsetters have worked on.
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Australia
In 1997, the founder of one of Australia’s most ambitious real estate development companies knocked on the house of Versace with a proposal to build a luxury designer hotel on the Gold Coast. The idea turned out to be brilliant. First, Gianni Versace has always admired architecture and used elements of the Baroque style in his fashion. And besides, the Versace fashion house had not only a big name, but also a ready-made collection of everything the hotel needed: from textiles to porcelain and cutlery. The main building of the five-star hotel is designed in the style of postmodern architecture, and the interior decor is made in the best traditions of high fashion.
Accommodation from 23400 rubles / day
Vice Versa, Paris, France
A highly quirky boutique hotel, Vice Versa redefines the concept of deadly sins. Fashion designer Chantal Thomas played them in the spirit of Paris – as sources of joy and pleasure. Each of the seven floors is decorated in detail to express this or that sinful, but so attractive human weakness. Gold and marble shine on the Pride floor, red and black tones and firearms pump adrenaline into the Anger floor, the most fashionable accessories of Paris are displayed on the Envy floor, and the languid black and pink interiors of the Lust floor whisper to forget about the feeling of shame.
Accommodation from 11252 rubles / day
Armani Hotel Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The result of the partnership between the world’s leading developer and the world famous Italian designer has become a fashionable hotel in which absolutely everything is exquisite and exclusive. Giorgio Armani, a modern standard of sophisticated taste, took a personal part in the development of the design, so each room is executed with chic, yet subtle and elegant. This high-tech, innovative hotel occupies 11 floors in a skyscraper in the center of Dubai and can rightfully be called the icon of UAE haute couture.
Accommodation from 39,997 rubles / day
Hotel Le Bellechasse, Paris, France
French fashion designer and founder of his own fashion house, Christian Lacroix, has designed three hotels in Paris, but the most outstanding work is considered to be the Hotel Le Bellechasse in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area. In the last century, this quarter was the center of literary bohemia, and now it has become an international tourism center with luxury boutiques. According to the designer’s idea, the hotel is divided into seven thematic zones, decorated in different techniques, but they are united by the general feeling of a three-dimensional picture depicting a surreal fantasy world. When the windows of the rooms are open during the warmer months, you might think that this is an unusual museum worth visiting along with the Louvre.
Accommodation from 15614 rubles / day
UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, Trancosu, Brazil
Former Diesel Brand Creative Director Wilbert Das has opened his eco-friendly UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa in the fishing village of Trancoso on the Brazilian coast. This tiny village was founded in the 16th century and outwardly has changed little since that time: simple architecture, unspoiled nature and a leisurely flow of life. Local artisans built the hotel for two years using traditional methods and recycled materials. And the designer’s hand touched the organization of space, the concept of interiors and lighting solutions. The result is a craft aesthetics in the spirit of rural modernism. The general philosophy of the hotel can be described as the antipode of globalism, slowing down and joy in simplicity.
Accommodation from 53 550 rubles / day
Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica
The large, circular peninsula was once part of the lord’s domain, which also included sugarcane, allspice and pineapple plantations. The Jamaican entrepreneur has successfully integrated a luxurious boutique hotel into the lush greenery of palm trees and fruit terraces, which has become an exclusive vacation spot for the world’s elite, including politicians and show business stars. Ralph Lauren himself designed the main building and 36 sea view rooms. As the owner of one of the private villas at Round Hill, he felt a deep affection for the place and managed to create the atmosphere of a cozy Caribbean home in the hotel. At the same time, the design is dominated by simplicity and even some rigor, elegant and timeless, like the signature style of a designer who has gone down in history.
Accommodation from 38655 rubles / day
Tcherassi Hotel + Spa, Cartagena, Colombia
The name of Sylvia Cherassi has not yet had time to thunder all over the world, but an innovative approach has already allowed this young and ambitious girl from Colombia to declare herself and become a trendsetter at prestigious shows in Europe. The Tcherassi Hotel & Spa, opened in 2009, is a major step forward in her creative development and has received numerous accolades from eminent fashion magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Vogue.
Accommodation from 15 795 rubles / day