From chic city suites to luxurious beach retreats, top fashion designers are recreating their sexy signature style in hotels across the globe
VERSACE’S COAST GLITZ
She’s best-known for creating showstopping red carpet gowns, so it’s no surprise that Donatella Versace’s signature five-star resort, Palazzo Versace, is the epitome of high-end glamour. Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey and Pink have all ventured to the hotel’s private marina setting near the cosmopolitan town of Surfer’s Paradise on Australia’s sun drenched Gold Coast. From the bed linens to the tea cups, all the opulent Italian-style furnishings in the hotel’s 200 rooms and suites are designed by Versace. Guests can also enjoy a full-service spa, 24-hour room service and a Versace boutique. Rooms start at $403 per night with breakfast included (palazzoversace.com).
DVF BRINGS NYC STYLE TO LONDON
Diane von Furstenberg has become one of New York City’s most iconic designers, thanks to her flattering wrap dresses and eyecatching prints. Now, she’s making a statement across the pond with 20 signature suites at the swanky Claridge’s hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair, showcasing bright fabrics and photos from her own world travels. DVF fans Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow both hit the June opening party. Room rates start at $1,074 per night (claridges.co.uk).
RALPH LAUREN’S CARRIBEAN ELEGANCE
Nestled on a secluded hillside near Montego Bay, Jamaica’s Round Hill Hotel and Villas has attracted A-list guests like Christina Aguilera, Michelle Williams and Emma Watson. Ralph Lauren (who owns two villas) renovated the resort’s 36-room hotel in classic Caribbean style, with white-washed walls, mahogany furniture and portraits of past guests, including Clark Gable and Grace Kelly. Rooms start at $410 per night until Oct. 31 (roundhilljamaica.com).
ARMANI GOES SKY HIGH IN DUBAI
Victoria and David Beckham have a place to stay when they visit the United Arab Emirates, thanks to pal Giorgio Armani. His first Armani Hotel in Dubai boasts 160 rooms and suites in the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa. Rates start at $400 per night for a studio room (dubai.armanihotels.com).