It’s almost time to don our most stylish attire and join the FROW as London Fashion Week makes its triumphant return. From 14 –18 September, the fashion set will flock to the UK capital to discover which – both famous and emerging – designers will dominate our wardrobes next season. But while LFW has an undisputed reputation for daring design and edgy couture – at both the women's event and men's in January – Fashion Week is a global event also hitting the streets of New York, Milan, and Paris and more. So why not make your travel plans as glamorous as your wardrobe? We’ve rounded up a stylish selection of hotels pulling out all the stops to make sure you’re set for the most fashionable time of the year. >>
Located in the prestigious neighbourhood of Knightsbridge – just a stone’s throw away from Harrods – Bulgari Hotel London makes for an opulent haven of calm that boasts both contemporary and Art Deco design accents synonymous with the Bulgari brand. Come evening, guests can indulge their senses in the private spa suite or cigar room or party the night away in the stunning ballroom.
Ever since it became the Official Hotel Partner to London Fashion Week back in 2007, London’s May Fair Hotel has maintained its position as the trendiest spot to lay your head between shows. You’ll join the long list of high-profile tastemakers who’ve resided in its suites, including French Fashion editor Carine Roitfeld and The Sartorialist founder Scott Schumann. Be sure to check out the in-house spa’s myriad of treatments to leave you suitably zen ahead of the craziness of the event.
Ensure you score your VIP tickets to the red carpet first with Total management group’s ultimate New York Fashion Week experience. Offering a four-night stay at the lavish Baccarat Hotel, guests can also attend one of the event’s hottest shows before heading off on a VIP shopping tour. A trip to the Big Apple is never complete without a peruse of the city’s boutiques, so a fashion professional will be on hand to guide you to the best.
This year’s New York Fashion Week – kicking off on 6 September – sees British designer Vivienne Westwood heading across the pond to present a hotly anticipated collection that’s not to be missed. But where should you spend your time away from the FROW? Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, that’s where. Designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, there’s little wonder why it’s the official hotel partner of New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
Once the excitement of the Fendi, Dolce & Gabanna and Prada presentations is over, Milan’s fashionistas flock to the Hotel Principe di Savoia for a stay in one of its luxurious suites. In tribute to Milan Fashion Week, the hotel is offering a customised tour of the city’s famous stores, swinging by the secreted boutiques and hidden retail gems along the way. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover exactly where Milanese fashionistas head to curate their outfits with a local, personal fashion insider.
Head to Milan’s trendy boutique hotel Park Hyatt for a traditional slice of Milanese design and character. Situated within a stunning palazzo that dates back to the 1870s, its location couldn’t be prettier or more convenient. Inside, the hotel’s cream and black marble colour palette and sophisticated interiors impeccably set the tone for Milan Fashion Week.
When it comes to Paris Fashion Week, where you stay is almost as important as where you sit, and after a dramatic four-year renovation last year – reported to have cost almost £400 million – it’s little wonder Hôtel de Crillon is a firm choice among the world’s elite. The famed hotel was even the former haunt of Marie Antoinette. Chanel boss Karl Lagerfeld designed the Grands Appartements, a set of two suites and a room overlooking the Place de la Concorde.
When it comes to a French Fashion Week escape, there’s no chicer choice than Hôtel Ritz Paris – favoured by the globe’s most celebrated fashion icons. On the second floor lies The Coco Chanel Suite – named after the legendary designer and founder who lived there for 34 years – featuring two rooms, three bathrooms and an adjoining living room and dressing room, each inspired by the signature Chanel monochromatic palette.
Further along the French Riviera, glamorous Monaco is the perfect place for a spot of shopping, particularly with the help of the Hôtel Metropole's 'Just for You' programme. Beginning at the opulent grounds of the hotel, guests will zoom away in a retro Alfa Romeo side-car, taking in the beautiful views and charming towns along the coastal drive towards Italy. Upon arrival at San Remo – a town 40km from the French border in Liguria – you’ll have the chance to shop ‘til you drop in while also perusing the architectural gems. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture every moment of this modish adventure.
The excitement of the catwalk may have ended, but that doesn't mean your stylish tour should. Step away from the city to trendy Saint-Tropez, where Hôtel Byblos presents its own take on Fashion Week with a curated package inspired by PFW's creative flair. The hotel is presenting an exciting pair of packages exclusively for guests, inspired by the creative flair of fashion week. Look your best on the FROW with ‘For Her’, boasting a two night stay complete with professional make-up session and manicure and pedicure treatment at its Sisley Spa – the first of its kind in the world.
Nestled within Dubai’s glamorous Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, The Armani Hotel is filled with opulent décor designed by catwalk royalty Giorgio Armani. Shop the latest sartorial styles without having to step foot outside the hotel at the the Armani/Galleria, or for retail therapy of a different kind, pick up your favourite treats at Armani/Dolci or gather a bespoke floral bouquet at Armani/Fiori. Inside, the spa, which has also been designed Armani, offers personalised sensory experiences to relax the body and mind – a must during any Fashion Week.
While Milan, Paris, London and New York are undoubtedly the most prominent players in the fashion week domain, Hong Kong is hot on their heels. Held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2019 marks Hong Kong Fashion Week’s notable 50 th anniversary. Hotel ICON, located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, has a range of stunning suites and a rooftop pool which all offer unrivalled views of Hong Kong’s panoramic harbour and skyline.