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Article: Sleep in style: six hotels for fashionistas

Stilvoll schlafen: Sechs Hotels für Fashionistas

Sleep in style: six hotels for fashionistas

Paris, London, Berlin, NYC, Amsterdam and Milan: These six metropolises simply remain the repeat destinations of every fashion fan. Whether during fashion weeks, for shopping trips or just to get your fill of street style inspiration from across the hippest neighborhoods. In keeping with the stylish vibes of these cosmopolitan cities, we have put together six hotels, each of which deserves the title "style icon". happy stay


H ow appearances can be deceiving: Seen from the outside, the facade of No. 8 in the Rue de Bellechasse looks unobtrusively elegant like most houses in the 7th arrondissement. Behind the entrance, however, lies a colorful fantasy land - designed by none other than Christian Lacroix. Alongside Notre Dame Saint Michel and Petit Moulin, Le Bellechasse is the French designer's third hostel. And that, of course, is characterized by the opulently playful charm of the couture master. Each room is a creation in itself, mostly achieved with oversized sections of old pictures that adorn the walls and ceiling. This can be butterflies as well as old astronomical drawings, collages from medieval castles and modern photography. They are complemented by fluffy carpets, golden wallpaper and heavy curtains. Step out of the door and you are immediately in the Faubourg Saint-Germain quarter, where cool boutiques line up with coveted pop-up stores. You don't have to carry your purchases far. Thank you Christian!


Claridge's is as much a part of the fashion metropolis of London as Clotted Cream is to scones – it's hard to imagine one without the other. The Christmas tree in the lobby is decorated every Advent by well-known designers such as John Galliano, Sir Paul Smith has a store in the hotel and Diane von Fuerstenberg, who calls Claridge's "home away from home", designed 20 of the rooms and suites. During London Fashion Week, it has more style stars than the best front row , and Claridge's is even frequented by the British royal family. As befits legends, the style of the luxury hotel, which opened in 1856, is pure elegance: from the Superior Queen Room to the Royal Suite, which covers more than 200 square meters, all the Art Deco furniture and every dab of color are arranged with the utmost precision and attention to detail. A large fitness area and the spa with products from Sisley as well as various restaurants complete the setup of the house. A must: the Five O'Clock Tea!


What happens when you let students and graduates of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute design a few hotel rooms without strict specifications? It will be avant-garde, creative, unusual, funny. A house from the 17th century in the center of Amsterdam was subjected to such an experiment. The resulting 61 rooms are divided into categories from 1 to 5 stars and are completely different. There would be: Chairs and tables in a room, which a kind of gray jumpsuit was thrown over as a cover. Another four-poster bed is surrounded by an installation reminiscent of a wooden corset. Oversized buttons serve as decoration here, there psychedelic mandala patterns on the walls - and on the floor you can sometimes stumble over artistic heaps of yarn. You don't feel like you're in a museum for modern art, despite the creative overkill, The Exchange is surprisingly comfortable. This is ensured by the hotel's own Café Stock, where regional products and homemade bread are served for breakfast and where the locals meet for a glass of wine in the evening.


Industrial chic is all well and good - but sometimes you just want more: more marble, more light, more luxury. Thank God the Italians are the true masters of "more", as the Senato Hotel in Milan proves once again. Nobody need fear oppressive splendor, however, the opulent furnishings are well tempered: black and white marble dominates the lobby, golden lamps in the form of ginkgo leaves greet the guest behind the reception desk, no riot of colors, but that rare mixture of minimalism and extravagant extravagance. The building was the home of the Ranza family of entrepreneurs for four generations - and this family atmosphere has remained. Instead of hundreds of anonymous rooms, the boutique hotel has just 43, and here, too, the carefully modernized new classic style dominates. White king-size beds stand on the herringbone parquet floor, black curtains and marble bathrooms create a longing for cocooning, and the panoramic windows provide brightness. The café is also flooded with light, and while you sink into the black, curved velvet sofas, the dolce vita of Italian cuisine is revealed on the plates.


It's not just now that Berlin is the official capital of hipsters, it was also the case in the Golden Twenties, as we've known since the start of the award-winning series "Berlin Babylon". The interior of the Hotel Provocateur also revives the spirit of the times of flapper dress , bob haircuts and cigar holders. There is practically no lobby, instead guests step directly into the dimly lit restaurant, where chef Duc Ngo spoils them with French-Asian cuisine. And what would the 20s be without a cultivated intoxication! That's why the bar is the heart of the house, and the menu alone is a work of art, not to mention the drinks. Let's just take the "Chelsea Smile": The mixture of Hendrick's gin, papidoux, tonic, vanilla, lime and chili is probably nowhere to be found anywhere else. Creative cocktails and heavy red velvet curtains create a promising atmosphere of high-class kitsch that continues in the rooms. Dark, rich colors, golden taps and velvet everywhere ...


The selection of luxury hotels in New York is unparalleled, and yet The St. Regis stands out even among this crème de la crème. After all, only here is there a Tiffany, a Dior and a Bentley suite! The first two in particular are the dream of every fashion-loving woman who either loves the New Look from Christian Dior or would rather not just have breakfast at Tiffany's but rather move in straight away. Entering the Dior Suite, one feels transported to a Parisian townhouse from the 1950s: Soft taupe and grey, wonderful shades of blue as well as French mid-century chic including a chaise longue determine the ambience, sketches and photographs of Dior's creations adorn the walls. In the Tiffany Suite, on the other hand, one color dominates: the brand's unique turquoise, the sight of which has been proven to make women's hearts beat faster. It can be found on the walls, on the headboard of the bed and as a pillow. Magnificent: the gigantic chandelier made of strings of pearls. What both suites have in common are two other rooms along with a dinner table for up to ten people and a view of Fifth Avenue.

Photos courtesy of: Claridges Hotel London; Hotel Le Bellechasse Paris; Hotel Provocateur Berlin; Robert Holden/Hotel Senato Milan; The St Regis New York; The ExchangeAmsterdam