Australia’s Gold Coast is home to the world’s first fashion designer branded hotel, Palazzo Versace opened in 2000. Here the high fashion house’s decadent style is translated into a luxurious hotel full of rich textures, intricate patterns and a plethora of colour. Set along the water, with a marina out front, guests can arrive by water or land, then explore the neighbouring beach or the luxury shops found at Marina Mirage.
Rooms start around $400 AUD. Check rates on Expedia
Bulgari Resort Bali
Set on a secluded plateau near Uluwatu, this fashion designer branded hotel is lined by cliffs that fall into the Indian Ocean while offering spectacular sunrise and sunset views. The 39 villas in the all villa resort range in size from 300 to 500 square meters and incorporate an open-air living room, garden and plunge pool. Housed within the resort is of course a Bulgari store as well as multiple restaurants, a spa, bar and private beach.
Villas start around $1,000 USD. Check rates on Expedia
Sofitel So Bangkok
Not a fashion designer branded hotel, but a super chic luxury hotel designed with the help of Christian Lacroix, an award-winning architect and five of Thailand’s leading designers. The hotel’s design concept is based on the 5 Elements: Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. When selecting a room, choose between the dark and mysterious Water element rooms, or the wood clad Wood element rooms, the sleek Metal element rooms or the Earth element rooms with Thai primeval wall paintings.
Rooms start around $200 USD. Check rates on Expedia
Sofitel So Singapore
Blending Singapore’s heritage with French flair, Sofitel So Singapore not only exudes elegance and quirkiness, it also boasts elements designed by the legendary Karl Lagerfeld. In the hotel lobby look out for books on the fashion designer as well as the BooKube – a bookend art piece that bears the quote “Reading is a sport. Books are my personal brain building.” along with the hotel’s emblem ‘The Lion’s Seal’ designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Rooms start around $300 SGD. Check rates on Expedia
Look out for 2 new fashion designer hotels to open soon in Macau including another Versace hotel opening 2017 and a Karl Lagerfeld hotel.