You have your Marriott Rewards and you’ve been working your way up as a Starwood Preferred Guest, but how often do you get the chance to bed down in a place that’s owned by the same folks who made that coveted clothing item in your closet or that restaurant you visit for special occasions? Luxury fashion houses and upscale dining establishments aren’t the only ones breaking into the hospitality industry. These seven brands also unexpectedly have hotels around the world.
When you see the name Versace, trendy duds, upmarket accessories and fancy fragrances might come to mind. While hotels might not rank anywhere on that list, they should, as the luxury fashion brand brings its extravagant taste to lodgings, too. Devotees of the designer — albeit affluent ones — flock to the Palazzo Versace in Queensland. The 200-room property boasts a Versace boutique for convenient retail therapy, plus a private marina and close access to Surfers Paradise. As you may expect, Versace designs fill the rooms, from the scented oil burners to the towels. Fine-dining on Versace china, high tea and cocktails also add to the luxurious experience, as do Italian-tiled fountains, the serene lagoon pool with hot tub, full-service spa and palm trees on the grounds. Those traveling to Dubai will also have an opportunity to stay at Palazzo Versace. Just keep in mind that both of these designer digs come with a high-end price tag to match.
Anguilla is a favorite destination for celebrities like Beyonce and Jay-Z, and one of its best-known resorts, CuisinArt Resort & Spa (yes, as in that CuisinArt) will have you feeling like an A-lister yourself. The beachfront property lures guests with an extensive spa, the only golf course on the island, and non-motorized water sports and excellent…