These prestigious fashion brands offer more than just exquisite couture—they also have their own scenic retreats that take beauty, wellness, and relaxation to the next level.
Luxury fashion brands continue to expand and redefine what they can offer to the industry and their customers. In recent years, these couture labels have been doing so much more than just releasing glamorous clothing collections or staging elaborate shows on the runway: they’ve also been opening their very own hotels or special getaways.
Indeed, these fashion houses are exploring the world of hospitality with exciting ventures that reflect their philosophies and provide customers with all-new experiences. It’s an ingenious way of revolutionizing the industry and leaving a stronger brand legacy.
From a Parisian wellness cruise to a five-star bucolic retreat, here are four amazing getaways from some of the world’s most esteemed fashion brands:
Dior Spa Cruise, Paris
Dior is no stranger to the world of hospitality and luxe retreats. It already has the Dior Spa in Paris’ Le Cheval Blanc, as well as an exclusive private apartment (La Suite Dior) within its 30 Avenue Montaigne headquarters (reserved for top clients, of course).
The brand continues its foray into the world of luxury getaways with their recent launch of the Dior Spa Cruise in Paris. It described the cruise as a “truly exclusive and private escape, promising immediate and lasting well-being,” in a recent Instagram post.
Dior is offering guests two types of cruises: a Treatment Cruise and a Wellness Cruise. Both consist of a two-hour trip, inclusive of an hour-long treatment or wellness activity. Cheval Blanc’s official website recommends that guests try a combination of both cruises for a more well-rounded experience.
The cruise will be sailing until July 14, so there’s still plenty of time to book a trip. Particular themes were assigned to each day of this period, with their own set of special wellness programs. These themes are called Detox, Balance, Reverse-Aging, Relaxation, and Power.
Another Instagram post from the brand elaborated: “Onboard the Dior Spa Cruise in Paris, an exceptional space is home to truly holistic treatment programs that are tailor-made, in the service of complete mental, emotional, and physical well-being.”
Palazzo Versace Hotel, Dubai
Italian fashion house Versace’s “Palazzo Versace Hotel” in Dubai is the epitome of luxury. The accommodation is located in the Jaddaf Waterfront, just 15 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport.
The hotel boasts Neoclassical architecture that makes it look like a 16th century Italian palace. It features Versace’s iconic motifs (such as the ‘Pietra di Fiume’ Medusa head), majestic high ceilings, perfectly manicured gardens, and artful Italian furnishings that embody the fashion house’s aesthetic sensibilities.
However, the accommodation provides more than just a visual feast for the eyes. It also holds luxury experiences for all kinds of holidays and vacationers, paired with 215 opulent rooms and suites. What’s more, guests can dine in eight Versace-themed restaurants and bars that offer different cuisines, luxe ambiances, and even performances.
Versace furnished the hotel’s rooms and suites with its own home collection, which sports elegant turquoise, blue, beige, gold, and salmon hues. Plenty of natural light and a view of Dubai Creek accentuate each room’s beauty and comfort. To top it all off, bathrooms feature handcrafted mosaics, Carrara marble tiling, and walk-in rainforest showers.
Fendi Private Suites, Rome
If you’re taking a trip to Rome, why not book a stay at the Fendi Private Suites? This intimate and lavish getaway is nestled right at the heart of the capital, just a walk away from Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and Vatican City. The suites also contain Fendi’s flagship boutique in Rome; this means that guests can shop while enjoying the best of Italian hospitality.
The fashion house completely transformed the third floor of its maison to accommodate seven premium suites. Each one comes with its own unique interiors, though they all seamlessly merge contemporary furnishings with Italian vintage sensibilities. Guests can expect Diptyque toiletries, a pillow menu, Fendi Casa linens and towels, and even a private tour of the brand’s boutique.
Fendi’s most exclusive clients can also stay at the Palazzo Privè, which takes up the maison’s entire second floor. As part of its efforts to celebrate creativity and the arts, Fendi Private Suites incorporates ever-changing installations from emerging artists in almost every part of their palazzo.
Christian Louboutin’s Vermelho, Portugal
Renowned shoemaker Christian Louboutin’s “Vermelho” is his first venture into the hospitality industry. The five-star luxury hotel is situated in Portugal’s village of Melides, just by the Alentejo coast. As such, guests staying at the accommodation can expect an atmosphere of tranquility and pastoral bliss.
Vineyards, rolling rice fields, and lush forests surround the hotel with a view of the Atlantic ocean. “Time moves differently around here […] amble through the cobbled streets and allow your days to be bathed in Melides’ unique light,” described the hotel’s official website.
Vermelho offers a luxe, private experience with its thirteen rooms that feature Alentejo tiling, locally-crafted furnishings, and rare artworks handpicked by Christian Louboutin himself. The accomodation’s interiors are both homey yet stylishly eclectic, accompanied by rich hand-painted frescoes by Greek artist Konstantin Kakanias.
Vermelho’s main facilities include the Indian Lounge, Pool & Garden, and Wellness Area. The Indian Lounge is perfect for all kinds of activities, from afternoon tea with friends to a quiet reading session.
Soak up the serenity of the countryside with a walk through the hotel’s verdant gardens or take a dip in its heated natural pool. Meanwhile, the Wellness Area offers bespoke treatments that restore, relax, and renew—including holistic massages and Ayurvedic healing. Guests can also enjoy authentic Portuguese cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, Xtian, before heading to its bar for flamboyant cocktails.
Banner photo from the Fendi Private Suites website.