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Why I Love: Exclusive hotels

Louis Mariette, couture milliner

From the contemporary to the slightly mysterious, my obsession is staying in exclusive boutique hotels and spa resorts around the world. From isolated island resorts on Koh Samui, Thailand, to private game reserves in South Africa, I adore staying anywhere where I know I'll experience incredible moments.

One such moment happened in Pangkor Laut in Malaysia, a private resort situated on an island in the middle of a jungle. The Pavarotti suite has a bathroom with no ceiling so you can look straight up into the jungle's canopy. The flipside of such openness is that I learnt to my cost that the monkeys can enter your room – as they did and promptly raided my hat boxes.

One day, I'd love to have a boutique hotel of my own. Until then, I'll just have to indulge myself wherever and whenever I can.

Louis Mariette is a judge on 'Britain's Next Top Model', Living, Mondays at 9pm