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One&Only Has Launched Its First Ever Fashion Label

July 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

Mirage kaftan, $250

Last week it was bikinis at the W Barcelona. This week it’s something a little less outre - One&Only have just launched their own fashion label.

Because a One&Only guest is a slightly less let-it-all-hang-out guest than a W guest, this stuff is pretty low key, or “understated glamor” as they call it. Kaftans, dresses, shorts and shirts form the collection - all white, embroidered to bring to mind the hotel brand and its different locations (in fact, the pieces are named for the hotels).

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Gap and Virgin Hotels Come Together To Bring The Dressing Room To You

July 15, 2015 at 2:40 PM | by | ()

We’re hardly surprised that Virgin Hotels is thinking outside of the box when it comes to in-room amenities. But their latest idea has nothing to do with WiFi or the mini-bar, as this time it’s all about shopping for clothes right from the comfort of your room—thanks to a new partnership with the folks over at Gap.

Utilizing Gap’s "reserve in store" technology, Virgin Hotel guests can shop ‘til they drop over at Gap.com, and they won’t even have to wait—or pay—for shipping. Items will be delivered right to their room in as quickly as three hours, and from there they can try them on, check them out, and decide what they like. It’s kind of like the ultimate dressing room if you think about it.

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W Barcelona Celebrates Its New Pool by Getting the (Designer) Bikinis Out

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  Site Where: Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, Barcelona, Spain, 08039
July 15, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | ()

It seems a little uncouth to talk hotel swimwear the day after we’ve looked at possibly the most beautiful hotel uniforms of all time, but this is Barcelona we’re talking about, and in Barcelona one goes to the beach.

And at the W Barcelona, one goes to the beach in style this summer - it’s just commissioned William Tempest, British fashion designer du jour, to create a swimwear collection for the hotel.

The swimwear is, according to Tempest and the hotel, inspired by the “buzzing energy and vibrant colors” of Barceloneta, the city’s beachfront. And he’s done pretty well - love the turquoise mosaic pattern (mosaic = very Gaudi) and the metal detailing.

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Your New Cape Cod Amenity: Gold-Plated Shoes

June 26, 2015 at 10:46 AM | by | ()

When it comes to an authentic New England experience there’s many items to add to your travel to-do list. There are the rocky beaches, the seafood, and of course the preppy clothing.

Cape Cod can help you get your fill of seaside New England, and now one resort is helping you out in the clothing department as well. Wequassett Resort and Golf Club has introduced quite the in-room amenity: Sperry topsiders in select guest rooms.

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W London Has Gone 'Wyld' With Technology

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  Site Where: 10 Wardour Stree, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6QF
May 26, 2015 at 7:31 PM | by | ()

W Hotels is already implementing their keyless entry technology which lets guests open the guest room doors using their smartphones, and their watches. But at the W London--Leicester Square technology has now invaded the hotel uniforms.

Staffers at the hotel's nightclub, Wyld, are now wearing these super cool Glofaster uniforms featuring LED technology that pulses to the beat of the club's music. (The hotel also changes its exterior colors on a whim too.)They were designed by Britain's rising fashion designer, Claire Barrow. Here's a bit more on what these uniforms are like:

[Barrow's] creations for Wyld feature reactive strip lighting, made by Glofaster, within a W screen-printed design that was influenced by the club’s glowing red neon lights. Both male and female uniforms also boast Barrow’s signature embroidered motifs, with designs that take inspiration from Wyld’s renowned oversized disco ball and London’s vibrant night scene. The bespoke garments combine Barrow’s chic ‘Do It Yourself’ approach to design with Wyld’s rock and roll aesthetic.

You can see these uniforms in action at Wyld from 10pm on Wednesday-Sunday. Rooms at the W currently start about 340 GBP next weekend.

[Photo: W London]

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And The Hotel Wore White: Marchesa is Designing Wedding Gowns for St. Regis Hotels

April 29, 2015 at 4:40 PM | by | ()

Not only can you hold your wedding at a posh St. Regis Hotel and Resort, but you can also wear a limited edition St. Regis couture bridal gown on your wedding day, designed by Marchesa.

The Marchesa Bridal Capsule Collection for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, created by Marchesa designers and St. Regis Connoisseurs Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, feature four designs inspired by St. Regis resorts in Punta Mita, Dubai, Mumbai and New York.

The gowns will be available to buy starting in September on www.StRegis.com/weddings. Once a gown is selected, brides will have a fitting session with the Marchesa team in New York where the gown will be customized and altered to their specifications. Gowns can also be sent anywhere in the world if the brides want to do the alterations outside the U.S.

A Marchesa for St. Regis wedding gown start at $20,000 and go up to $50,000. So far, we don't think the price includes a discount on your next St. Regis hotel stay but you could always ask.

CLICK THE PHOTOS TO SEE SKETCHES OF THE MARCHESA BRIDAL CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR ST. REGIS!

[Photos: St Regis Hotels]

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5 Hotels in Vienna Where It's OK to Lose Your Suitcase

Where: Vienna, Austria
April 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM | by | ()

A typical Moiree offering

You know the feeling. You travel to a place and realize you forgot your nice clothes. Or you want to go to a posher restaurant than you realized. Or, heaven forbid, your airline loses your suitcase and you have no clothes. What to do? You run out and buy a new outfit.

Not if you’re in Vienna, where you call Moiree and order some clothes. And not just any clothes – clothes designed by Austrians.

Moiree, which launched late last year, is a bit like Rent the Runway – you can rent clothes for 15% of their retail value – except unlike Rent the Runway, it works exclusively with hotels, and it delivers in three hours. Yes, three hours max.

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The Mandarin Oriental Singapore Has Some Cute Swimsuits Waiting for You

March 24, 2015 at 3:57 PM | by | ()

Are you hitting the gym everyday? Restricting your intake of carbs? Drinking lots of cold-pressed juice? No? Well you better get started on that since swimsuit season is practically here. #Ugh #No #Winterbutt.

Speaking of swimsuits, The Mandarin Oriental Singapore is helping guests ease into bathing suit season with their new Swim in Style package. The offer includes accommodations in the Ocean Grand room overlooking the city and the and the South China Sea, along with a private yoga class, a spa cuisine meal for two, new blends of "Refresh, Renew, Revitalise" coconut water and a therapeutic thai massage in a pool cabana.

But it also includes two swim sets from the eco-friendlyFINCH designs (shown below), a Shanghai-based company. We suggest these suits on at the end of your stay, you know, after the coconut water, yoga class and massage.

The package will be offered from April 1 to August 31 with rates starting at SGD 1,450 a night for double occupancy. A two-night minimum stay is required. Regular room rates for an Ocean Grand room start at SGD 590.

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3 Hotels for Traveling Fashionistas Over The Holidays

December 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM | by | ()

'Tis the season to be extra stylish at these fashion-minded hotels.

THE NEIMAN MARCUS CLOSET at St. Regis Washington, DC: Need the perfect dress for the holiday party but no time to shop? The Neiman Marcus Closet, as the service is called, will ask St. Regis guests a list of fashion questions before they arrive, such as "Who is your style icon?” along with sizes and body type. Neiman Marcus’ personal shopping team will then pick out a few items and set them up in the closet for the guest to try on and eventually, purchase. There is no cost for the service, which is arranged through the St. Regis Butler or the hotel's concierge. Guests only need to pay for the items that they want to wear, and of course, the room, which starts at around $300 a night.

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Has a New Cabana Designed By Miami's Hot Shop, The Webster

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  Site Where: 9703 Collins Avenue [map], Bal Harbour, FL, United States, 33154
November 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM | by | ()

Winter season is practically here and that has us thinking of another kind of season, one where no puffy coats are needed--hotel cabana season.

Kicking off the season of private poolside enclaves is the St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, who has partnered with the high-end fashion boutique The Webster to create a special Webster Cabana for the hotel. Conveniently, The Webster has a store in the Shops at Bal Harbour.

You may also remember The Webster from their summer collection for Target. Now, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, CEO and Co-Founder of The Webster, has filled the 600-sq.ft. St. Regis cabana with her signature style, which is "Luxe Miami" all the way.

The cabana reflects The Webster’s love of color and print with striking interior features including The Webster’s signature patterned wallpaper, rattan furniture by Paul Frankl covered in a lively floral print and a custom coffee table topped with turquoise glass.

Additional design elements inside the space include a bar accessorized with Webster candles, Murano glass pieces and other unique items curated by Laure. Perfectly complementing the cabana’s interior, pink and brown lounge chairs, which are situated next to a dining table with chairs covered in the same playful color combination, will be enjoyed while relaxing on The Webster Cabana’s outdoor terrace.

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Refinery Hotel Wants You to Look Good and Feel Good, From Pop Men's Fashion to Inner 'Wellth'

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  Site Where: 63 West 38th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10018
October 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM | by | ()

One of the greatest ideas ever to hit the hospitality marketing scene is the concept of partnering with outside companies to create an ongoing, bespoke hotel experience.

Manhattan's Refinery Hotel is doing just that by showcasing a pop-up men's clothing store, the J. Hilburn Pop-up Shop, followed by the launch of a wellness program for both guests and the locals, the "Wellth Series."

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Werk It: JW Marriott Houston Downtown Shows Off New Glam Uniforms

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  Site Where: 806 Main Street [map], Houston, TX, United States, 77002
September 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM | by | ()

It's Fashion Week in NYC but down in Houston, Texas there's another fashion show of sorts taking place. The JW Marriott Houston Downtown, opening later this month, has just unveiled their new uniform collection for hotel associates (aka employees).

The seriously stylish collection was actually inspired by the 104-year-old Samuel F. Carter Building, which was Houston's first skyscraper and which now houses the luxury hotel brand. A custom blouse print even features a photograph of the building taken in 1910.

David Peck USA designed the men's and women's line which features classic silhouettes for the ladies in the form of pencil skirts, structured jackets, sheath dresses and blouses with neckties and chiffon panels and for the men, neutral tones with splashes of bright blue and peridot and some dandy accessories like bow ties and suspenders. Both the women's and mens lines features custom, hand-woven and fair trade tweed in several pieces.

“Traditional uniforms can mask individuality so we wanted the JW Marriott Houston Downtown associates to stand out and feel confident,” David Peck said n a statement. “The fashionable designs we’ve created empower the associates, both as individuals and as a team, to provide the guests with a quality of service guests that has become synonymous with the JW Marriott brand around the world.”

Take a look at these uniforms, if you can even call them that. They might just be the best ones we've seen yet. Even better, David Peck USA locally manufactured and custom tailored the women's line and used garments from a local shirt maker and menswear manufacturer for the men's line. #keepingitlocal

Now, we just hope these uniforms hold up after a few months of wear.

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