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7 Most Fabulous Hotels & Suites Designed By Fashion Designers

Fashion designers often try to find avenues to diversify, and often it’s hotels and suites. Here are some of our favourite #FTW designer hotels and suites – 

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For accomplished fashion designers, it’d almost be a travesty to limit their talent and design aesthetics to clothes and accessories.While beauty and makeup would be deemed a natural extension for fashion labels, many have diversified and explored other avenues such as home furnishings, makeup, interiors and even movies! Tom Ford directs movies, Rohit Bal has designed homes, and many many of them have designed hotels, resorts, and suites. Here are some of our favourite #FTW designer hotels and suites –

Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s Cinema Suite, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate

One of India’s most recognised designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee designed the Cinema suite at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate. Inspired by the era of the 1940s and 1950s Hollywood and Indian Cinema, the suite is full of Ray, Coppola, Majidi, Almodovar and Bergman references. One bedroom is reminiscent of the golden Hollywood era of Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe whilst the other draws on colonial inspiration and renowned Indian artists Guru Dutt, Merchant Ivory and Bimal Roy.

Cinema Suite, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee- hotels-runwaysquare

Living Room, Cinema Suite, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee

 

Cinema Suite, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee- hotels-runwaysquare

Bedroom, Cinema Suite, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee

 

Armani Hotel, Dubai

In collaboration with Dubai’s biggest and most prestigious real estate giant Emaar’s Emaar Hotels and Resorts, Giorgio Armani opened a swanky hotel in the heart of its retail and entertainment district. Beyond absolute luxury, the hotel is committed to being sustainable operations. 
 
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Entrance of Armani Hotel, Dubai

 

Suite at Armani Hotel, Dubai

Schlosshotel Berlin, by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld who runs an eponymous label along with two of the world’s largest fashion houses – Chanel and Fendi, somehow found time to design the Grunewald Suite at Patrik Hellmann Schlosshotel in Berlin. The suite includes an entrance hall, a living room, a large bedroom and a romantic bathroom.
GRUNEWALD SUITE KARL LAGERFELD PATRICK HELLMANN SCHLOSSHOTEL

GRUNEWALD SUITE KARL LAGERFELD PATRICK HELLMANN SCHLOSSHOTEL

GRUNEWALD SUITE KARL LAGERFELD PATRICK HELLMANN SCHLOSSHOTEL

BALCONY at GRUNEWALD SUITE KARL LAGERFELD PATRICK HELLMANN SCHLOSSHOTEL

Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York

One cannot make a list of designer hotels and suites and not include the fabulous Dior suite at New York’s prestigious St. Regis hotel. The exquisite suite takes design inspirations from the fashion house’s Paris atelier in Paris and adds ultimate luxury to your stay with signature 24 hour St. Regis Butler Service.

Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York - best hotels - runway square

Bedroom – Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York

 

Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York - best hotels - runway square

Living Room – Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York

Fendi Private Suites, Rome

Known for its juxtaposition between old and new, Fendi Private suites in Rome combine innovation and tradition, artisanship and luxury. There are only 7 suites, which makes sure that you get the utmost attention and impeccable service.

Fendi Private Suites, Rome - best hotels - runway square

Fendi Private Suites, Rome

 

Fendi Private Suites, Rome - runway square - best luxury hotels

Living Room – Fendi Private Suites, Rome

Elsa Schiaparelli suites at Mayfair

Elsa Schiaparelli is often known as a designer who first unleashed fuchsia pink on the fashion world. Hence, it’s no surprise that the Schiaparelli Suite at London’s iconic Mayfair hotel is a loving tribute to bold pink, retro glamour, and the fun side of style. The elaborate details in the suite include a padded fuchsia chaise, antique Chinese art, integrated open fire, egg bath and an illuminated shower. You heard that right!
Elsa Schiaparelli suites at Mayfair - runway square

Mayfair London Elsa Schiaparelli suite – Bedroom

Elsa Schiaparelli suites at Mayfair - runway square

Elsa Schiaparelli suites at Mayfair – bathroom

Maison Moschino, Milan

Moschino never does normal or even boring. So obviously their hotel had to stand apart. Right from the location (it’s housed in a neo-classical railway station) to whimsical interiors, everything has a touch of quirk to it. Although the hotel has been repeatedly called out for “form over function” design layout, read really small rooms and smaller bathrooms, it’s still a great pick to give your heart and eyes some joy!

Maison Moschino, Milan - best hotels - runway square

Maison Moschino, Milan

 

Maison Moschino, Milan

 

These are some of our favourite picks of hotels and suites decorated by leading fashion designers. Which ones are your favourite amongst these? Did we miss any? We would love to know, leave us a comment below.

Charu Gaur is the founder/editor of Runway Square. Don’t ask her to meet over tea or coffee. She’s currently working on her selfie game which recently went for a toss. Tips are welcome.

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