Nothing feels more decadent than to wrap yourself in designer clothing. The quality and name on the garment, not to mention the price, can leave you feeling luxuriously rich, even if you're not. Now you can wrap your vacation in a hotel suite conceived by the minds of some of the world's top designers. Unique, opulent and dripping in creative form, these rooms scream everything except the word "hotel."
Designed by Giorgio Armani, the details of each room reflect his views on comfort and function, using only the best marble, hard woods and other textiles to create distinctive rooms that reflect the hotel's modern lines and stunning views of Dubai.
The bold, graphic patterns and vivid colors of Hotel Missoni, in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, create a distinct juxtaposition between this contemporary, sleek hotel and the old world ambiance of its surrounding cobblestone streets and skyline dominated by the massive Edinburgh Castle.
On the Gold Coast of Australia sits the Palazzo Versace, a haute couture dream from the mind of Donatella Versace. The Italian renaissance style and sumptuous fabrics, in bright colors and classic motifs, create an atmosphere of unparalleled refinement and luxury.
Diane Von Furstenberg has taken her signature style and infused it into a series of rooms and suites at Claridges, the legendary five-star hotel in downtown London. The black and white rooms are interspersed with pops of bright purples and golds to create the feel of an art deco jazz fantasy.
While there will always be a desire for classically themed hotels and luxury spa resorts, there can be no denying that the advent of designer hotels has had a lasting impact on the entire hotel industry. Today's hotel guests can take their pick from literally thousands of quality hotels, from the most affordable to the most luxurious, and virtually all will offer high levels of comfort and facilities. -- www.designer hotels.com