by Kaylee Hultgren | July 01, 2008

The g HotelHaute couture has found a new home in a growing collection of luxury hotels branded by fashion designers like Versace, Armani and Christian Lacroix. Following is a sampling of fashion-forward properties making statements across the globe.

The g Hotel
Gallway, Ireland

The Monogram Hotel Group’s flagship property, the 101-room g Hotel, was designed by the high-fashion hatmaker Philip Treacy. Since the early 1990s, Treacy’s elaborate creations, often more like sculptures than headwear, have been worn by supermodels sporting the runway collections of the likes of Valentino and Chanel. The g’s design reflects Treacy’s propensity for the surreal, as seen in the Pink Salon (above), which can be booked for private parties of up to 40 people. The property also offers six “occasion suites,” including a breakout room for up to 100 and a boardroom with a sky lounge, accommodating 20.

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Hotel Villa Amista
Corrubbio, Italy

In the countryside of Valpolicella, a few miles outside Verona, Italy, lies the 60-room Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista, a renovated 15th-century Renaissance villa bedecked with accoutrements inspired by the Italian fashion label Byblos. Pieces designed specifically for the hotel are part of the Byblos Casa collection, the brand’s effort to combine high fashion and interior design. Furniture was inspired by 16th- and 17th-century iconography present in Venetian paintings, as well as more modern influences such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s wooden tables. The hotel has three meeting rooms, seating 55, 35 and eight people, respectively.