A whopping one third of Australian travellers say feel more confident while on holiday than at home, according to new research from Booking.com.
The secret to this holiday confidence? Break out the oversized beach hats and fuchsia pink clogs – one in three respondents said the source is their travel style when travelling. Almost half of all global travellers agreeing that looking their best while on holiday is important (48 per cent).
Research was conducted across 21,500 global travellers from 29 countries and shows how fashion influences travel plans, confidence and style choices when it comes to holidays.
To take your fashion travel experience beyond the realms of the suitcase, here are some of the world’s most fashion-forward hotels that any fashionista should add to their bucket list.
Palazzo Versace – Gold Coast, Australia
Palazzo Versace is the home of Versace, one of the most legendary fashion brands in the world. Located on an exclusive waterfront setting, the Palazzo Versace Gold Coast includes beautiful architecture, world-class accommodation and bespoke Versace furnishings.
Boasting spectacular Italian craftmanship from gold detailing to Versace Medusa mosaics set into marble floors and furnishings, the fashion-brand hotel includes award winning restaurants, an Aurora spa retreat, a private marina and a Versace boutique.
Ritz Paris – Paris, France
This hotel is so chic, Coco Chanel once the Ritz Paris her home for 34 years. After re-opening in 2016, the Ritz opened a two-bedroom Coco Chanel Suite to celebrate their most fashionable longterm guest.
Decorating the suite herself, the style reflects her love for Asian lacquer, gilded mirrors and the pairing of black with white.
Fendi Private Suites – Rome, Italy
Situated in the heart of Rome, the Fendi Private Suites are located in the Fendi flagship boutique – so not only can you shop there, but also stay there. The hotel features seven designed suites, reminiscent of the Fendi aesthetic.
With exclusive access to and immersion into the Fendi world, it redefines luxury for sophisticated customers who are looking for privacy as well as a unique experience in the heart of Rome. It’s a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain and within walking distance to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Vatican City.
Hotel de Crillon – Paris, France
Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel offers a delicate balance between conservation and transformation. Situated on the Place de la Concorde, the 17th-century building features two suites which have been designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
The Grand Apartments convey his personal vision of French chic and modernity including bespoke furniture, vintage chandeliers, wood-panelled walls and French Imperial mirrors.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas – Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nestled in a lush tropical hillside along a private bay of turquoise waters, the Round Hill Hotel and Villas features 36 oceanfront guestrooms and 27 Private luxury Jamaica Villas, all designed by Ralph Lauren. The oceanfront rooms evoke a crisp, clean Caribbean ambiance and feature white stone floors and upholstered furniture from the designer’s Home Collection.
All 36 guestrooms boast unbelievable views of Round Hill’s bay and underwater reef and are steps from the main infinity pool and white sand beach.
Armani Hotel – Dubai
Envisioned by fashion icon Giorgio Armani, the hotel has a private entrance and occupies 11 floors of Dubai’s skyscraper, Burj Khalifa. Boasting all the Armani signature details, the Armani Hotel features Eramose stone floors, zebrawood panels and custom-made furnishings.
The hotel includes a deluxe spa and has direct access to Dubai Mall.