10 Essential Hotels For Fashion Girls

Photo: Courtesy of SIXTY SoHo.
When the fashion set is on tour, there's more for them to consider than just being really, really ridiculously good looking. Beyond the runways, street style shoots, and designer-clad Instagram posts, the industry’s elite retreat to some of the world’s most haute hotels in New York, Paris, Milan, and London.

Fittingly, many designers have collaborated with leading hotels in key fashion capitals to cater to guests who require an address as stylish as their outfits. Read on for a peek inside 10 of the industry's favorite chic hotels around the globe.


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Photo: Courtesy of Claridge’s.
Claridge’s, London

Claridge’s is as much a Fashion Week hotel as it is a venue: Marc Jacobs has shown here; Mulberry has shown here, and its famed Fumoir bar has played host to various fashion exhibitions and events. Over the decades, Claridge’s has cemented itself as a London go-to for industry icons like Kate Moss, Christian Louboutin, and Diane von Furstenberg (who designed a series of guest rooms and suites in 2010).
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Photo: Courtesy of Claridge’s.
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The DVF-stamped rooms preserve the Art Deco glamour for which the hotel is renowned, while adding a modern edge: leopard prints, bold Chinese florals, and bespoke dressing tables represent von Furstenberg's creative vision, inspired by her travels throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Claridge’s also engages high profile designers to create its annual Christmas tree. Dolce & Gabbana and John Galliano are just some of the labels on the extensive list.
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Photo: Courtesy of SIXTY SoHo.
SIXTY Soho, New York

SIXTY SoHo’s bohemian, luxe aesthetic has raised the bar for boutique hotels in New York. In 2014, the former 60 Thompson underwent a multimillion dollar refurbishment led by founder Jason Pomeranc and London-based designer Tara Bernerd. The result was an approachable, yet sophisticated, environment that has become an urban retreat for influencers and artists. The chic lower Manhattan address is a go-to for fashion events and parties: Paul Andrew celebrated his CFDA win here; it has played host to Erica Blumenthal’s famed Yes Way Rosé; and it was the venue for Tome’s Resort presentation.
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It’s also a popular hub for top bloggers, including Chiara Ferragni, Peace Love Shea, Gary Pepper Girl, and Cool Hunting. The stunning A60 rooftop bar is sure to attract some of Fashion Week’s most discerning delegates this season. With panoramic city views, elegant surroundings, and an epic cocktail list, checking into this downtown sanctuary could not be any more enticing.
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Photo: Courtesy of Cheval Blanc.
Cheval Blanc, Saint Barth's

As you would expect with any brand under LVMH’s portfolio, Cheval Blanc is refined, modern, and exceptionally chic. The luxury conglomerate acquired the Saint Barth’s property in 2013 and updated it with supremely stylish French décor to complement the azure blue backdrop of Flamands — the island’s most beautiful beach.
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Photo: Courtesy of Cheval Blanc.
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Cheval Blanc is undoubtedly one of the Caribbean’s most elegant (yet understated) destinations, which is perhaps why Victoria’s Secret has chosen to shoot here, bringing the likes of Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel along for the ride. The hotel also hosts fashion shows each Tuesday, showcasing collections from Pucci, Balensi, and Helen Kaminski (among others). Naturally, a hotel of this caliber attracts an equally stylish clientele in search of privacy and confidentiality.
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Photo: Courtesy of Andaz Tokyo.
Andaz Tokyo

When Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Tiffany & Co. all host events at the same venue within a year of its launch, you know it’s going to be impressive. Designed by Tony Chi, Andaz Tokyo reflects Japan’s cultural emphasis on purity, with natural materials used throughout the simple, sophisticated spaces.
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Photo: Courtesy of Andaz Tokyo.
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The rooms are enormous by Tokyo standards (a welcome contrast from the city’s claustrophobic capsule hotels) and are an appealing draw for Fashion Week guests with hefty suitcases. Customization has also been fused into the design mix, with movable partitions in each room allowing guests to adapt the layout to suit their style. It’s all about providing a personalized and inspired experience at this sky-high retreat.
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Photo: Courtesy of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles.
Le Royal Monceau — Raffles, Paris

Frequented by Coco Chanel back in her glory days, Le Royal Monceau remains one of the most elite hotels in Paris and a leading Fashion Week destination. The palatial Avenue Hoche hotel was renovated in 2010 by celebrated French designer Philippe Starck, who created a whimsical atmosphere infused with timeless elegance.
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Photo: Courtesy of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles.
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Clustered chandeliers, Venetian glass mirrors, rich interiors, and an art gallery curated by Hervé Mikaeloff are just a few of the features that have made Le Royal Monceau one of the most gorgeous destinations in The City of Lights. Every detail exudes art, fashion, and luxury — a combination that Parisians seem to master effortlessly. The hotel’s red carpet entrance is centrally located, just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the label-loaded Champs-Élysées.
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Photo: Courtesy of Il San Pietro.
Il San Pietro, Positano

The fashion world descended on Positano this summer, and it was well-documented in a series of Instagrams featuring yachts, Aperol Spritz cocktails, and a rainbow of quintessentially Italian cliffside abodes. The preferred Positano address of many industry icons is Il San Pietro — a historic hotel carved into the dramatic Amalfi coastline.
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Photo: Courtesy of Il San Pietro.
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Il San Pietro has been particularly popular with the fashion set this season, but since its opening in the ’70s, it’s played host to an array of key fashion figures. Before the news broke about Natalie Massenet’s resignation from Net-a-Porter, she hosted a party at the luxe hotel, with a guest list that included Poppy Delevingne, Rachel Zoe, Karlie Kloss, Derek Blasberg, and Laura Bailey.
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Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari Hotel.
Bulgari Hotel, Milan

Bulgari is one of the major luxury players that has entered the hospitality business. In 2004, its flagship hotel was unveiled in the center of a private garden in Milan’s beautiful Brera District — appropriately located near Via Montenapoleone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari Hotel.
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The hotel’s interior is sleek and monochromatic, with carefully applied design elements. Jet-black marble, oak, and stone create a minimalist environment, reflecting Bulgari’s contemporary ethos. Bulgari has since opened hotels in London and Bali, and in 2017, will debut hotels at other increasingly important fashion cities like Dubai, Beijing, and Shanghai.
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Photo: Courtesy of W Hotel Barcelona.
W Hotel, Barcelona

W Hotels have redefined the typical global hotel chain, setting up vibrant, design-focused hotels in major cities and exotic spots around the world. The brand’s flagship, W Barcelona, launched in 2009 and has been a popular spot for fashion shoots in leading titles including Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Marie Claire.
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Photo: Courtesy of W Hotel Barcelona.
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Offering 360-degree views over the Gaudi-marked city and the Mediterranean, the sail-shaped landmark is an appealing backdrop for creatives with a penchant for color. It’s also held various fashion events and hosts Nike’s famed Run Club once a week, attracting a crowd that’s all about the wellness and luxe sporting. Additionally, British designer William Tempest recently collaborated with the hotel to create a unique swimwear line inspired by Spanish beach culture — definitely motivation to join the weekly running squad.
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Photo: Courtesy of Katikies Hotel.
Katikies Hotel, Santorini

Despite its financial crisis, Greece has become this year’s destination du jour. Santorini’s Katikies Hotel is undoubtedly the most chic resort in the islands, affording jaw-dropping views of the Caldera and the glistening Aegean Sea. Positioned in the center of Oia, the fantastical rolling staircases, infinity pools, and immaculate design elements create a surreal environment that is like no other.
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Photo: Courtesy of Katikies Hotel.
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It’s a photographer’s dream, which may be why some of the world’s most revered luxury fashion brands and editors have shot here over the years. It’s also an exclusive retreat for some of the industry’s most iconic figures. A heavenly atmosphere like this is sure to ignite the creative inspiration.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Miami Beach Edition Hotel.
The Miami Beach Edition Hotel

Edition Miami is a new breed of boutique hotel that caters to the needs of a modern generation. Visitors flocking in for Art Basel and Miami Swim Fashion Week gravitate towards the minimalist, mid-beach hotel. It’s also the ideal destination for socializing and networking, offering a unique neon-lit bowling alley, underground nightclub, al fresco cinema, and an ice skating rink for those really wanting to cut loose.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Miami Beach Edition Hotel.
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Coming from the man who created Studio 54, Ian Schrager, it’s no surprise that Edition has an emphasis on entertainment. Palm trees and retro metallic decor feature throughout the supremely chic resort, providing a suitably stylish backdrop for some of the big names that have hosted events here, including Vogue Brazil, Dolce & Gabbana, and Mara Hoffman.
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