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Quite Possibly the Most Expensive Hotel Employee Uniforms We've Ever Seen

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  Site Where: 543 Park Avenue [map], Park City, Utah, United States, 84060
February 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

Remember your first retail or fast food job you were told part of your wages would go to your unattractive polyester uniform? Remember the collective "Oh, hell naw!" heard around the world? We know. BTDT. But perhaps the drama wouldn't have been that wide, if you'd been working for Washington School House?

See, the Park City, UT hotel just announced their staff will now wear designer winter uniforms by J Crew, including blingy jewelry and Ariat or Aquatalia riding boots, an outfit all said to be worth $500 (which they get to keep!).

Hmph, Burger King sure never put out that kindness into our threads. No, sir!

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St. Regis and Jason Wu's New Luggage Line Woo Stylish Guests

November 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

It seems like it would go hand-in-hand; a hotel designs its own line of luggage to keep their guests looking flash every step of the way before they head to reception and collect their room keys. Well, St. Regis Hotels has done just that with a little fashion help from their favorite go-to designer, Jason Wu.

This is a first for the Taiwanese-born fashionista and also for Starwood's premium hotel brand. The bag is both sophisticated and timeless while maintaining Wu's fashion-forward design. The trim will feature both the designer's label and hotel's logo embossed in black leather. The cost for this tastemaker's tote? $1,995.

The bag, along with an entire e-store of gift ideas for road warriors, will be available early December. Seems like a coincidence, but this could make holiday shopping a lot easier this year.

[Photo: GLAM]

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Which Ace are You?

August 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

So it's not another month without another new product launch from Ace Hotels. This time, the collection of four properties—in Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs and New York—are taking a clue from Urban Outfitters and releasing T-shirts with simple designs, for protesting your love for a single one of their hotels.

Where do your loyalties lie? Naturally, the Space Needle key reps Seattle, the coyote in a bandanna is Palm Springs, the moose (elk?) means Portland and they've just spelled it out for New York. You can find each of the shirts, all made from organic cotton (natch), at the Ace Hotel online shop for $35 each.

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Hilton Hotels Unveil Limited-Edition Slippers from Designer Vivienne Tam

Where: China
August 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

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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Here's a Way to Wear Your Love for The Dorchester Around Your Neck

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  Site Where: Park Lane, London, United Kingdom, W1A 2HJ
July 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM | by | Comment (1)

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:

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Yet Another Hotel Beach Bag We're Having Trouble Resisting...

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  Site Where: 1 Pico Boulevard [map], Santa Monica, CA, United States, 90405
May 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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Guests at W Hotels In LA Will Rock Mosley Tribes Shades This Summer

May 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM | by | Comments (2)

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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Designer Trina Turk Goes All Out on a Beach Cabana for the St. Regis Princeville Resort

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  Site Where: 5520 Kahaku Road [map], Princeville, HI, United States, 96722
March 12, 2012 at 6:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fashion designer Trina Turk has moved on from designing hotel bikinis and has now unveiled a limited-edition beach cabana for the The St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai in Hawaii.

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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The Fairmont Mayakoba Inspired This Designer's New Line of Travel Accessories

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  Site Where: Carretera Federal Cancún- Playa del Carmen Km. 298, Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 77710
January 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

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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Pretty in Pink for the Holidays at Betsey Johnson's Plaza Pop-Up Shop

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  Site Where: 5th Avenue and 59th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
November 15, 2011 at 4:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

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 is—when we expressed interest in a particularly stunning necklace but in a larger size—we 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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The Hotel Bikini Trend Continues, Now Starring Trina Turk

November 15, 2011 at 9:47 AM | by | Comment (1)

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.

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Parrot Cay Inspires Bikinis (And Nope, Not By Resident Donna Karan)

November 14, 2011 at 9:37 AM | by | Comments (0)

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'.

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