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It was just a year ago that Hilton Hotels rolled out the red carpet for Chinese travelers with thier Hilton Huanying program. Now today, the brand is celebrating, um, celebrating its Chinese guests with a special limited-edition pair of of "Water Dragon" slippers designed by fashion designer Vivienne Tam.
The slippers are available only for one month exclusively for guests of the Hilton Huanying program which is in place at 70 participating hotels in 23 countries.
But if you aren't heading to any of these places any time soon, don't fret. The slippers will be for sale for $28 on www.hiltontohome.com while supplies last.
Here's a description of the slipper:
The stylish slippers feature a mirrored design of two intricate inward-facing blue dragons swimming in a turquoise "sea" - a common symbol of optimism, harmony and fulfillment in Chinese culture. Featuring rich shades of blue inspired by the Hilton Hotels & Resorts signature color, the slippers celebrate the Year of the Dragon and are available in a men's and a women's size and made of soft terry cloth, plush cushioning at the toe and a textured sole.
We've been known to swipe a pair hotel slippers (or two) during our stay but these are so cute, we'd definitely cough up $28 for them. Keep reading for how to get your own pair!
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When we fall in love with a hotel, we do what we can to bring the hotel experience home with us. Sometimes, we settle for the bath toiletries or the note pad and pencils. Other times, we shell out money for limited edition items like scented candles, plush bathrobes, tote bags and even flip-flops and sneakers. And while we've yet to personally shell out thousands of dollars on jewelry collections inspired by a hotel, it's nice we could do that...if we had the funds.
But for now, we're eying a less expensive way to wear our love for a hotel around our neck--a printed silk scarf from British fashion designer Teatum Jones inspired by The Dorchester Hotel.
Measuring 54 inches by 54 inches, the scarf is made of 100 percent pure silk double georgette and features the metalwork of the hotel's balconies juxtaposed with old black and white photographs of the hotel's staff from the early days. Catherine Teatum, creative director of Teatum Jones, explains more about the design:
We've been known to swipe some hotel swag during our stays--toiletries, slippers, notepads, pencils and the like but when it comes to hotel beach bags, we don't mind having to pay up, especially if it's a limited edition one like this tote that designer kate spade did for Shutters On the Beach in Santa Monica.
The bag features a blue and green "solar" print from Florence Broadhurst, the late Australian textile designer whose collection kate spade has been incorporating into her looks. The bucket tote is relatively simple, with an open top, an interior pocket and leather-trimmed handles but it also comes with hangtag noting the exclusive collaboration. Plus, it totally matches the green kate spade bikes on loan at the hotel.
Interested in owning this bag for yourself? Only 100 bags will be available at the hotel and through their online shop at ShuttersBeachStyle.com for $198. With room rates hovering near $500 at the hotel, think of buying the bag as a cheaper way to "experience" the hotel.
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Despite the rain that's been hitting the East Coast, summer fun days are almost here and even in Los Angeles where the sun shines nearly year round, a couple of hotels have found another excuse to celebrate the upcoming season.
The W Los Angeles--Westwood and the W Hollywood Hotel are offering guests a free pair of signature Mosley Tribe sunglasses (male or female styles available) when they book the hotels' Shades of Summer package.
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The privileged beachfront nest is done up in Trina Turk colors and prints with amenities curated by Trina herself including an iPad pre-loaded with Trina’s favorite magazines, games, applications and websites; a special Trina Turk-inspired cocktail and lunch menu; retro board games for children and adults; and even Trina Turk white china, glassware and azure ceramic hurricane lamps to use for romantic beachside dinners.
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Usually, when fashion designers get inspired by fancy hotels and resorts, it's bikinis they churn out. But in the case of designer Stephanie Johnson, what we get is a new range of travel accessories. And the hotel that took Johnson's fancy? The Fairmont Mayakoba, on Mexico's Riviera Maya.
We haven't stayed at this property but we've stayed at one next door that's on the same Mayakoba development of lush jungle rolling down to the ocean. Can't say we blame Johnson for getting inspired--it is indeed very pretty!
So is the new line of bags, which includes an iPad case and a few small cosmetics bags that double as cute clutches for a night out on the town—or on the beach at the resort's bar.
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Love pink stuff? Love New York City's The Plaza Hotel? Hate the high prices ($75 headbands!) of the pink-perfect Eloise shop at The Plaza? We're with you all the way. There's some relief however, as The Plaza has just opened a Betsey Johnson holiday pop-up shop in the lower-level Shops arcade at the hotel.
We just went and roamed around it ourselves, and though it's itsy-bitsy, it definitely packs the pinkest punch. The store associates told us that Betsey wanted the shop chock-full of accessories, and that it is; her sparkly jewelry, funky watches, quilted clutches and even winter hats are everywhere. Rest assured they've got Betsey's signature clothing line as well, in all its crinolined, punky princess glory. The only thing iswhen we expressed interest in a particularly stunning necklace but in a larger sizewe were told that items are already beginning to sell out. Thankfully if you're that hard-up for something sparkly to wear to your holiday shindig, there are other Betsey shop locations around the city.
If you go, the Betsey Johnson pop-up is only open until January 9.
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When it rains, it pours and right now in Turks & Caicos hotel land, it's raining bikinis. Designer bikinis inspired by luxury resorts, that is.
Yesterday, we told you about Heidi Klein's Parrot Cay-inspired collection--but there's a real resortwear star hot on her heels, too. Trina Turk's collaboration with another TCI property, Grace Bay Club, hits stores on December 15. It's called--of course--the Trina Turks & Caicos collection and is the first designer collabo for the resort.
We're still talking about our trip to Parrot Cay and that was over a year ago. So, we totally understand how the beach-posh beauty of the resort inspires people to move there (what's up, Bruce Willis? You, too, Donna Karan?)--and now, design a resort-wear collection inspired by the place.
Surprisingly, the designer in question is not Karan--although she does sell the divine COMO Shambala beauty products in her Urban Zen boutique in NYC. The new Parrot Cay pieces are from Heidi Klein, a Brit known for creating swimwear that 'exudes a barefoot chic confidence'.
Who's the new Global Fashion Director at W Hotels, you ask? Why, you're looking right at her! Jenné Lombardo was tapped as the company's newest fashion leader, after ex-GFD Amanda Ross passed on the torch last month.
Though Lombardo has been hard at work assembling the newest group of local designers for W's fashion collection—now in its fifth season—she found some time to chat with us yesterday at the W New York's launch party. Read on below for her thoughts on the new collection, picking the designers, and what makes a good hotel. Hint: it has nothing to do with clothes.
What happens when a flashy brand like Lacoste sets up shop inside a flashy hotel lobby like Gansevoort Park Avenue? Well, the staff uniforms get a whole lot, er, flashier.
Even though the hotel's already been open for a year, the infamous alligator brand is just now getting ready to deck out the entire hotel staff, according to the NY Times. Not limiting itself just to Park Avenue, however, the company will service both Gansevoort hotels, plus the Soho House, and Nobu out in the Hamptons.
In Santa Monica, Calif. the June Gloom has finally lifted (on most days at least) to make way for perfect beach cruising weather. And now at the beachfront luxury spot, Shutters on the Beach you can do your cruising in high style, thanks to their new Kate Spade bikes.
The eye-popping green bikes are actually handmade Italian bicycles from Adeline Adeline but they've been styled by Kate Spade and the green is the brand's signature color.