Hotels with Fashion Designer Connections
Hotels, but make it fashion. Travel writer Carrie Bell’s list of runway-ready rooms with designer connections makes booking a stylish sojourn simple.
The St. Regis New York:
Patterned after Parisian Christian Dior ateliers, the 12th-floor suite is a cut above with pink and gray colorways, Cannage print, sconce bows, and wainscoting borrowed directly from the iconic house. A watercolor by Dior’s first artist-in-residence Bil Donovan highlights four trademark looks. (📷: Zachary Weiss)
84 years after Coco Chanel moved into a second-floor suite at the luxe French landmark, redecorating with Coromandel screens, velvet sofas, and lucite ball lamps, her posh pad is still the picture of City of Lights chic. Art and drawings she owned are peppered throughout. (📷: Le Secret d’Audrey)
Hidden Pond Resort:
Menswear Designer Todd Snyder created The From Away Lodge on the grounds of the rustically refined Kennebunkport retreat as a nod to his Fall 2020 collection for L.L. Bean. Branches, a fall palette, antlers, wool blankets, and assorted plaids achieve haute hunter vibes.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas:
Caribbean cool meets couture at this Jamaican hideaway featuring a double-edged infinity pool and 36 oceanfront rooms decorated by villa owner Ralph Lauren with mahogany beds, nautical hues, and pineapple lamps. He also curated the spa and restaurant interiors inside an 18th-century house.
The London West Hollywood:
Steps from the infamous Sunset Strip clubs, this Brit-inspired hotel rocks, especially the Vivienne Westwood penthouse. Custom rugs, art, and pillows borrow imagery—distressed Union Jacks, lips, orbs, tartans, and squiggles—from the counterculture couturiere’s past to add punk/pirate edge to an otherwise sophisticated space that comes with private shopping at her boutique.
Fort Wayne is home to Vera Bradley headquarters. Since July, they’ve done a Midwestern-mod hotel collaboration between label co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Provenance Hotels, and Dutch East Design. Floral headboards, botanical art, and repeating motifs evoke the VB ethos.