The Big Six: Fashion hotels

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The St Regis, New York

New York Fashion Week is under way, and this landmark hotel will surely have a few well-dressed guests slinking down its hallways at present. Not only is it set amid the glittering boutiques of Fifth Avenue, but The St Regis also boasts two sumptuous designer suites. There's the Dior, which comes with a pristine white living room and juliette windows that open on to the Manhattan skyline. Or the Tiffany, where rooms are dashed in the jewellery designer's trademark turquoise shade. Both come with butler service, naturally.

The St Regis, Two East 55th Street, Fifth Av, New York, US (001 212 753 4500; stregisnewyork.com). Suites US$9,500 (£6,333), B&B.

Missoni Hotel, Kuwait

From Edinburgh to the Emirates: this is the second outpost by the playful Italian fashion house, following on from its inaugural hotel in the Scottish capital. The latest address, which opened last year, lords itself over Kuwait City's cosmopolitan shopping enclave of Salmiya. Inside, pretty pastels clash with bright citric colours, the Six Senses spa soothes and there's a choice of two restaurants. The Choco Café has a delightful outdoor terrace and sweet treats stamped with Missoni stripes.

Missoni, Arabian Gulf Road, Symphony Center, Kuwait (00 965 2577 0000; hotelmissoni.com). Doubles start at 63 Kuwaiti dinar (£140), B&B.

Hôtel Le Notre Dame, Paris

This is the third hotel masterminded by revered designer Christian Lacroix. The latest haunt bears the same rich satins, opulent fabrics and graphic prints that have long set Lacroix apart as one of the world's leading couturiers. His interest in theatrical costumery and historical figures abounds in the 26 rooms which display murals of Paris, past and present. The location, as its name suggests, is directly across from the city's Gothic cathedral.

Hôtel Le Notre Dame, Quai Saint-Michel 81, Paris, France (00 33 1 43 54 20 43; hotelnotredameparis.com). Doubles start at €206, including breakfast.

Armani Hotel, Milan

An elegant palazzo on the via Manzoni is the site of Armani's second hotel. Much like the brand's first hotel foray within the soaring, stiletto-shaped Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the new hotel cuts a fine figure with a soft, sophisticated blend of creamy, chocolate shades in each of its 95 rooms. The polished restaurant and lounge look out across the red rooftops of the Italian fashion capital, with floor-to-ceiling windows, lacquered surfaces and a liberal use of marble throughout.

Armani Hotel, Via Manzoni 31, Milan, Italy (00 39 02 8883 8888; milan.armanihotels.com). Doubles start from €432, room only.

Schlosshotel im Grunewald, Berlin

Silver of hair and serious of face... there is only one Karl Lagerfeld. The creative king behind Chanel and Fendi turned his hand to hotel rooms when the opportunity arose at this fittingly regal palace. Set in leafy Grunewald, it has the air of an exclusive country house. There are high ceilings strung with chandeliers, vast rooms with wood panelling, high notes in the Vivaldi restaurant and a sultry cigar lounge.

Schlosshotel im Grunewald, Brahmsstr 10, Berlin, Germany (00 49 30 895 840; schlosshotelberlin.com). Doubles start at €239, without breakfast.

Claridge's, London

Old-world elegance was given a modern makeover at Claridge's when the timeless Mayfair hotel collaborated with Belgian design doyenne, Diane von Fürstenberg, to unveil a series of rooms and suites. Some are refined and honey-hued, others are monochrome with fine gold detailing, bespoke fabrics and geometric prints. There's also a more audacious clutch which flaunt the signature DvF leopard print and bold floral patterns.

Claridge's, Brook Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom (020-7629 8860; claridges.co.uk). Doubles start at £495, room only.

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