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heart of the city, just a stone’s throw away from Harrods. Since opening its doors in 2012, the hotel has set a glamorous bar among designer hotels with the brand’s luxury heritage at its core. Fendi Private Suites, Rome Fendi introduced a luxe selection of private suites on the third floor of its flagship boutique – Palazzo Fendi in Rome.The enchanting city combined with the opulent ambience of the rooms make for a magical experience for the luxury traveller. The brand designed a limited number of rooms with just seven suites in order to maintain exclusivity and avoid crowds, noise and chaos found in other luxury hotels. Marble is one element that was used in plenty, and by plenty we mean an abundance. From the walls and floors to the pillars and countertops, marble is practically everywhere, and in every single room. It goes without saying that Fendi ensured each room be an extension of the brand’s personality. The rooms showcase a rich palette of colours in deep, neutral tones, with crisp lines, hardwood floors, polished wooden walls, and sumptuous, sophisticated décor. Furnishing the private suites was a collaborative project. In the sense that while most of the furniture and upholstery came from Fendi Casa, there were a number of unique pieces from different designers. For example, there are some stunning black and white portraits shot by designer Karl Lagerfeld himself, some crafty chairs by Fritz Hansen, vintage couches by the Campana Brothers, contemporary lighting fixtures by Lindsey Adelman, and mirrors by Gio Ponti. While breakfast can be served in the room, guests will be able to enjoy private dinners at Zuma – a rooftop, izakaya-style Japanese restaurant, or the Robata Grill for a more casual dining experience. Hotel Le Bellechasse by Christian Lacroix, Paris This custom designed hotel by Christian Lacroix is located right in the middle of the luxurious Faubourg Saint Germain district. Known for its dazzling and flamboyant features, such as dragonfly emblazoned wallpaper, heavy drapes, and colourful murals, this hotel is a must see. And if this weren’t enough, each room is uniquely designed, adding the aura of exclusivity and luxury. Want a unique hotel experience? Tucked away in the fashionable district of Saint Germain, lies the vision Bulgari Hotel, London Bulgari has one of the most expensive hotels in London and with good reason. The luxe designer hotel sits on the edge of Hyde Park in Knightsbridge and is said to offer some of the most extravagant accommodations. Italian architect Antonio Citterio was responsible for transforming this decade-old building into the luxury hotel it is. And while luxury and glamour are the idea behind the hotel, the main building hardly does justice. The building does have a seemingly so-so exterior with clean lines yet is bland in design. But don’t go on the hotel’s drab exterior; the interiors are where the opulence exists. Chic, sophisticated and comfortable, the hotel has a mid-century design with 85 rooms and seven signature suites. Now one would expect the rooms to be an extension of Bulgari’s design sensibilities, however, the rooms are actually much more contemporary in style, with a darkglamour aesthetic. The 85 guest rooms are more or less the same in terms of design and décor – a deep colour palette, with dark leather furnishings, and black floors and columns complemented with rich walnut walls. Designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the hotel boasts sleek architecture with modern interiors, darkleather furnishings and soft textiles made exclusively for Bulgari. The luxe hotel houses 85 rooms and suites, with seven signature Bulgari Suites and comes complete with sustainable design features and state-of-the-art technology. A top-class Italian restaurant, granite-clad lounge, opulent spa, and beautifully appointed suites are sure to make your stay at this fashion designer hotel worth every penny. Whether you opt for a superior room or a deluxe suite, a beige palette and soft furnishing greet you inviting you to relax. If you want something more effective, try the hotels’ renowned spa, where you can have a cryotherapy massage to revitalize your body. When evening strikes treat yourself to flavoursome Sette, an Italian restaurant made to excite the senses. Its signature menu, including truffle mushrooms and succulent octopus, works to transport you to the Mediterranean coast. Swallow it down with one of the restaurant’s unique cocktails named after pre-90s songs. Located in London’s sought-after Knightsbridge, the Bulgari Hotel is a haven of luxury and relaxation in the Top-bottom: Bulgari Hotel, London Here & below: Fendi Private Suites, RomeLondon Here & below: Hotel Le Bellechasse by Christian Lacroix, Paris 38|LUXEBOOK|SEPTEMBER 2023 SEPTEMBER 2023 |LUXEBOOK|39