21 November 2011

Couture Crashpads

For the sartorially solicitous amongst you or just those who are partial to the aesthetically pleasing and elegantly beautiful, we’re looking at some of the most stylish hotels around the globe. Style literally drips from the extravagantly ornate doorknobs of these ostentatious hotels.

PELICAN CAFE & HOTEL, MIAMI

On the oh-so-hip Miami Beach strip, this eccentric and slightly naughty hotel has Diesel splashed all over. The owner of the brand Renzo Rosso even resides there. The vibe is all-out originality, with each room kitted out in an original theme. Our favorites are the Cubarean Islands room, and in true Miami Beach style; The Deco (cktail) room.

BYBLOS ART HOTEL, VERONA

Another show-stopper from Italia. Once past the Shakespearean stone façade, you’re met by a riotous mix of rich colour, textures and pop art emblems. Think Medici meets Warhol and Dali, and you’ve got the Byblos. And falling under the umbrella of Gianni Versace’s label it’s no surprise really.

HOTEL MISSONI, EDINBURGH

Italian fashion house Missoni – famed for its trademark psychedelic patterns – has painted Edinburgh red…and purple, pink and blue. A sleek modern building from the outside, check into Hotel Missoni Edinburgh to be greeted with a veritable rainbow of colours. The chic catwalk styled bar and restaurant will up anyone’s ante in the style stakes.

LE MEURICE, PARIS

Dripping in elegance and luxury, this iconic Parisian hotel embodies classic, chic French style. Located opposite the Tuileries Garden, this magical 18th century institution has seen a lot of history taking place over the years. Famous painters, writers and designers have all sauntered through its grand doors. The result is a setting that drives the artist flair that runs right through the veins of Paris.

CLARIDGES, LONDON

Fashion’s fairy godmother of print, Diana von Furstenberg, has sprinkled her magic dust around the suites of London’s classic institution; Claridges. Retaining the original Claridges characteristics, von Furstenberg has suped up these suites with bespoke fabrics and furniture in her bold iconic prints.

3 ROOMS, MILAN

Hole up at 3 rooms in Milan and feel the style credentials go through the roof in one of the chicest cities in the world. Furnished in homage to the vision of many mid-20th century designers and architects such as Marcel Breuer and Sebastian Matta, the three spacious suites are filled with nifty pieces of furniture, handpicked especially for the space.

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