Devotees of haute couture can surround themselves with designer-crafted elegance when they’re far from home. Famed fashion designers are turning their talents to creating unique luxury suites with distinctive décor and high-end touches. From world capitals like London and New York to island getaways in Hawaii and Australia, check out these stunning suites by world-famous designers.
Diane von Furstenberg: Claridge’s, London, United Kingdom
Von Furstenberg’s hallmarks – chic designs with playful color and patterns – are in evidence at the 20 suites she designed here. The Grand Piano Suite is a showstopper, with 1,900 square feet of elegance. It features a marble fireplace, grand piano, black leather-topped private bar, cashmere blankets and photos von Furstenberg herself took of her travels. Guests can also avail themselves of the full personal butler service.
Diane von Furstenberg: One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Half a world away, von Furstenberg also created One&Only Hayman Island’s bold, bright 1,700-square-foot, two-bedroom penthouse suite. After vacationing there, the designer fell in love with the private island resort and offered her talents. Big windows provide views of the resort’s private beach, the Coral Sea and the Whitsunday Islands. Personally opened by von Furstenberg, the suite features a spacious lounge and dining area, large balcony, in-room bar and personalized butler service.
Dior: St. Regis New York
Enter the 1,700-square foot Dior Suite via the marble foyer and step into glamorous European style. The suite is decorated in muted shades of greys, creams and purples, with distinctive design details from Dior’s Paris studio. A spacious living room with decorative fireplace, dining room, kitchen, bedroom with Pratesi linens and Italian marble bathroom all surround guests with one-of-a-kind elegance. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide exceptional views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue.
Vera Wang: Halekulani, Honolulu, Hawaii
The large one-bedroom Vera Wang-designed Halekulani Suite is a vision for fans of the designer’s elegant simplicity. Guests can lounge on the suite’s covered lanai with stunning views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. It’s furnished with items from Wang’s home and gift collections, as well as treasures from Hawaii, the Pacific and Asia. Suite guests enjoy 24-hour butler service, complimentary French Champagne and a round-the-clock menu selected by Wang and served on her tableware.
If you’re craving more than just a designer suite, how about these entire hotels created by fashion legends?
Giorgio Armani: Armani Hotel Milano, Milan, Italy and Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Both Armani hotels share enviable locations – one in Italy’s fashion capital just steps from the famed luxury shopping street of Via Montenapoleone, and one in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. Both feature sleek, sophisticated, modern design, with each element chosen by Armani himself for its sculptural, esthetic and sensual qualities.
In Milan, the 2,100-square-foot Armani Presidential Suite boasts city views through floor-to-ceiling windows, a terrace running the length of the suite, a fully equipped cocktail bar and kitchen, and a private study and dining room.
In Dubai, the Armani Dubai Suite occupies an entire floor, stretching over 4,200 square feet. The suite provides spectacular city and Arabian Gulf views, as well as a private gym equipped with the latest cardio equipment.
Decorated with Rosita Missoni’s vivid patterns and bold colors, the hotel reflects the design brand’s distinctive and renowned style. Located at the top of the hotel with spectacular city views, the George Suite is the property’s must-have accommodation. Its 720 square feet are decorated in playful black and white with pops of hot pink and vivid blue. Guests will delight in indulgences including Missoni robes, sheets, towels and products.
Oscar de la Renta: Tortuga Bay Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
De La Renta designed the entire boutique hotel, which is a private 15-villa resort in an exclusive community that’s home to many celebrities. The native of the Dominican Republic imbued each room with a relaxed island vibe that’s both comfortable and stylish. The grandest of its villas is the four-bedroom accommodation on the ocean’s doorstep, where a personal villa manager attends to the every whim of guests.
How to Book These Luxury Suites
If you’re tempted by the idea of living a Vogue life in one of these designer luxury suites, a Virtuoso travel advisor can make it happen for you. Go to virtuoso.com, pick the advisor of your choice, and have them book you a tres chic experience at one of these Virtuoso properties. Or click on one of the links above for individual hotels, and contact one of the recommended advisors for each property.