The ultimate fashionable holiday is to stay in one of those haute couture hotels, which are popping up all over the globe and certainly in major European cities.
These hotels designed by well known couturiers are a giant showroom for top designers as well as a great medium to express their artistic talents in a luxurious environment.
Hôtel du Petit Moulin by Christian Lacroix – Paris, France
This hotel is housed in a 17th century building, and its ancient bakery facade has been preserved, but the hotel has been entirely renovated by Lacroix into a unique showcase of the designer’s taste and talent. Each object seems straight out of a cabinet of curiosities, far from the sleek minimalism in fashion today, but in keeping with Christian Lacroix’s passion for baroque art. Hôtel du Petit Moulin 29/31 rue du Poitou, 75003 Paris Tel 00 33 1 42 74 10 10
Palazzo Fendi by Fendi – Rome, Italy
Palazzo Fendi in Rome is already the new hot spot of the eternal city and now the third floor of the Maison’s stunning home has been transformed into the world’s very first Fendi hotel; Fendi Private Suites. This hotel, located just steps from Piazza Borghese, is the showcase for natural materials such as marble, leather or stone, in keeping with the aesthetics of the Italian label, and offers exclusive access to and immersion into the Fendi world. Fendi Private Suites Via Della Fontanella Borghese 48, 00187 Rome Tel 00 39 06 9480 5060
La Maison Champs-Elysées by Maison Margiela – Paris, France
La Maison Champs-Elysées is decorated by Belgian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela with its trademark black and white, surrealist touches and optical illusions. A stay at this hotel will be your very own Alice in Haute-Coutureland experience. La Maison Champs-Elysées 8 rue Jean-Goujon, 75008 Paris Tel 00 33 1 40 74 64 65
Bulgari Hotel & Resort by Bulgari – Milan, Italy
The hotel is situated in an 18th century renovated building whose facade hides a very modern interior, minimalist design. The private garden covers 4,000 square meters and is known by the Milanese to be an oasis of tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the country’s economic capital. Bulgari Hotel Milano Via privata Fratelli Gabba, 7b, 20121 Milan Tel 00 39 02 805 8051
Schlosshotel im Grunewald by Karl Lagerfeld – Berlin, Germany
In 1992 Karl Lagerfeld started the design of the hotel, built by the wife of the lawyer of Emperor William II and located in the residential district of Grunewald, southwest of the city. The couturier has injected touches of Art Deco in an atmosphere that is still classic, like precious fabrics and marble fireplace that can be found in suites. Schlosshotel Brahmsstraße 10, 14193, Berlin Tel 00 49 30 8958430