5 Pads Decked Out by Fashion Designers
Hotels to go with your handbag
REVIEWS BY ED CHAMBERLIN AND RAMSAY SHORT
Can being a hat-maker equip you for interior design? Well, when you happen to be milliner Philip Treacy (responsible for some of Lady Gaga’s headgear), you are more than equipped — as is evident from this ostentatious yet equally charming hotel.
DOUBLES FROM €150 A NIGHT. DUBLIN ROAD, TEL: +353 (0)91 865200, www.THEGHOTEL.IE
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SCHLOSSHOTEL IM GRUNEWALD
Built in 1912 as a residence for one of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s close friends, this magisterial, modern and funky hotel was redesigned by Karl Lagerfeld. Aside from the 53 rooms, the Vivaldi restaurant combines Mediterranean and Berliner cuisine, after which you can walk it all off in the elegant and sprawling garden.
DOUBLES FROM €239 A NIGHT. 10 BRAHMSSTRASSE, TEL: +49 (0)30 895840, www.SCHLOSSHOTELBERLIN.COM
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The good people at Moschino have kept the exterior of this gorgeous 1800s neoclassical railway station the same, transforming the interior into a whimsical labyrinth. The 65 rooms and junior suites follow a fairy-tale theme, with excellent touches like rose-petal bedspreads and ballgowns for headboards.
DOUBLES FROM €270 A NIGHT. 12 VIALE MONTE GRAPPA, TEL: +39 02 2900 9858, www.MAISONMOSCHINO.COM
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Exclusive hotel Claridge’s threw its haute couture hat into the ring in June with the opening of the first of a series of 20 rooms and suites by Belgian fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. Each is unique and boasts her famous floral and animal prints complemented by bold Olivier Gelbsmann furniture.
DOUBLES FROM £299 (€359) A NIGHT. 49 BROOK STREET, TEL: +44 (0)20 7629 8860, www.CLARIDGES.CO.UK FLY TO LONDON (GATWICK, LUTON AND
STANSTED) FROM OVER 100 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING DUSSELDORF (WEEZE), GENOA AND JEREZ. VISIT www.RYANAIR.COM
If you love this Mallorcan shoe brand, you’ll love this hotel. Fun, comfortable and in the heart of the central Raval neighbourhood, Casa Camper features plants, free bicycles, a free 24-hour buffet, a top restaurant and 25 cosy rooms and suites – it’s as eco and stylish as it gets!
DOUBLES FROM €200 A NIGHT. 11 C/ ELISABETS, TEL: +34 933 426280, www.CASACAMPER.COM
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