Designer Hotel Trends

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 When is a hotel more than a hotel? Gives a whole new meaning to making out in the back seat!

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Fashion designers are rock stars. They now lend their name to create hotels that are as chic and cutting-edge as their fashion. We may not be able to afford that Versace dress or Armani suit but we can afford a night in a hotel they designed! What better way for a hotel to lure you in than attaching itself to designer? So whether a romantic hotel or travel trip for singles let’s go around the world for a glimpse of these unique places to lay your head.


Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))?  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).


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Missoni Edinburgh– Not one white wall in sight! From bathrooms, bedspreads & furniture, to elevator, lounge, and even the dishes, be prepared to be assaulted by color. Ultra modern rooms, white computer screens all inspired by Rosita Missoni. A perfect romantic getaway for couples. In room Nepresso machines, I pod docks, LCD TV free WiFi. Your black BCBG skirt/pant is perfect for a night out. With the famous Royal Mile outside your door it’s all about location and romance. (MS)



   Trending Designers and their hotels                          Kelly Wearstler

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Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica – Style blazer, Kelly Wearstler has covered all bases. From designing residential & commercial spaces, to author, furniture and clothing designer, Ms. Wearstler now designs the interiors for all Viceroy Hotels. Dramatic, sexy & uber chic, ( just like your B Brian Atwood metallic fringe shoes) mingle with models, actors & musicians by the pool in beachy Santa Monica. Retro glam decor, private cabanas by day and Cameo Bar w/ DJ on weekends. Now you know where to go on that first date. (S) Alternative choice?  Clearly a visit to Hotel Zetta in San Francisco is a must! (S)


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Palazzo Versace – Queensland Australia might seem a long way to go but once you arrive at Palazzo Versace on Australia’s gold coast you’re not leaving! Could it be the unbelievable water setting, the opulence of every room, the chandeliers, antiques & gold everywhere! Perhaps that Phillip Lim metallic skirt would assist you in finding a sexy older man to date. Come for the glitter, stars, gastronomic adventurer & Vie Bar overlooking the private Marina (S)



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Bulgari Resort Bali    Julian Moore   Cliffside Pool at Bulgari Bali

Bulgari in Bali – Romance in Bali. Yes it’s costly but how do you put a price tag on love? 59 villas perched cliff side overlooking the Indian Ocean. Built in traditional Balinese style w/walls of volcanic stone each villa has a private garden, pool and outdoor living room. With Bulgari products to luxuriate in. Could a romantic vacation get any better than this? Pack a swimsuit and throw on a KARA necklace to complete the look. In a word – Wow! (M)





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Valentine Travel

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 Valentine’s Day Romantic or depressing?

Is it the best or worst day of the year? If you’re married your expectations are completely unrealistic. You expect cards, champagne, chocolate, (diamonds wouldn’t hurt) and have hot sex on a full stomach! If you’re single you want to “get away from it all.” So whether you’re on a romantic vacation or a singles’ getaway where do you go & what travel clothing do you pack? The good news… it only lasts for 24 hours!

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SHOP NOW  for these grownup toys! For those with a bit of hostility – Grow a Boyfriend (he won’t talk back.) Need to reduce frustration… stabbing will work with your Dead Fred Pen ( you won’t lose your pen.) In case you get too carried away while playing Sexopoly this Happy Man Stopper will preserve your wine!




The Game of Love                         Forever!


Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))?  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).


For you lovebirds: It’s all about the bath

Royal Palm Resort     Its All About the Bath

Royal Palms Hotel –  A perfect “Cupids” getaway in Arizona. Book the romance package which includes a special “Be Mine”dessert and rose petals on your pillow at turn down. Your Agent Provocateur red lace bra will enhance the mood! When you eventually leave the room, stroll the hotels cobblestone paths strewn with citrus groves, fountains and gardens. Could any place be more perfect for a couples getaway? (M)

Ventana Inn Big Sur -Driving down Pacific Coast Highway comes close to perfection when your destination is the romantic getaway Ventana Inn. Nestled among redwoods on the Pacific Coast your “elegant cabin awaits.” Book the incredible Pacific House Room, w/private outside deck, over sized soaking tub for two & fireplace. Breakfast, wine, cheese & yoga included. Dine by the fire in your two tone red/back Fausto Puglisi dress. Two swimming pools (one clothing optional) & Japanese hot soaking tubs. What’s a better way to declare your love? (M)


For you single runaways

Las Vegas  Dance the Night Away

Cosmopolitian Las Vegas – This amazing hotel will make you forget all about Valentines Day. A perfect singles vacation. Dine in one of 14 restaurants wearing your Alexander Mcqueen open back red dress . Sip cocktails in the Swarovski Chandelier Bar (where you drink inside the crystals.) Dance the night away at their Marquee Nightclub. Book a room w/the outside terrace to take in the view since you won’t be single for long. (S)


For Both Married and Single – Stay Warm

Cozy    Baby its cold outside!


Ritz Carlton Tahoe – Skiers will love this ski in-ski-out resort in Lake Tahoe. Major trails, a 17,000 sq. ft. spa, new al fresco dining serving “blue’s, brews & BBQ” and a “marshmology” roast at their fire pit nightly (don’t tell your children.) Stay warm in your Rag & Bone jacket. Whether on a quick couples or single vacation the Ritz service makes any vacation perfect. (MS)










New York Travel

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NY Skyline

When the lights go down in the city…. New York in winter is the best time to go.  Rates are lower, restaurant reservations are easier & stores are still on sale. Dress warm in your Burberry Brit coat and ear muff. Check out new hotels or better yet stay in a true classic.  The secret value tip? Shop consignment!  Don’t even think the stores are small, cramped spaces w/tattered clothing. Expect them clean, well lit w/fabulous designer names but without the designer price tag.

Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))?  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).


The Venerable Classics – Timeless Elegance

Villard at the Palace    NY Palace   The Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria The name says it all. “Experience the Legend” of this grand hotel.  Seeped in history this iconic Park Avenue location will create unforgettable moments . Be sure to reserve the Towers, a hotel within a hotel for classic art deco rooms & suites, private check in and lounge. Have cocktails and jazz in Peacock Alley.  You’re guaranteed to be seen by everyone in your Bodycon dress. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway or place to meet that first date. (MS)

Palace Hotel  A hotel fit for a queen. Combining the historic & gorgeous Villard mansion w/ a 55 floor modern tower this newly remodeled hotel ($140 million) will take your breath away. Rooms luxurious, location is perfect. Dark seductive Trouble’s Trust is the bar to travel single and get into trouble in those Stuart Weitzman Booties. (MS


New, Hot and Edgy

Mirror Mirror...   The View from the Viceroy Hotel Americano

Viceroy New York – Most highly anticipated opening. Happening rooftop lounge courtesy of the Gerber group. Travel w/ your single friends (S)

Hotel Americano -this brand new ultra modern, downtown hotel near hip Chelsea will blow you away. Building designed by Mexican architect Enrique Norton, interior by Arnaud Montigny (of Collette Paris fame); his first American project. Yes, a bit of form over function but with Japanese inspired rooms (think beds on platforms), chic restaurants (wear your printed leggings) and the High-line outside your door do we really care? A perfect travel trip for singles. (S)


Where2Dine – The Classic is reborn

Dive in    Dig In to Meat

Dine at Villard Michel Richard in the Palace Hotel.  This Michelin star chef offers fine dining (stunning glass inclosed wine cube) or the more casual but equally exquisite Bistro. At the Bistro we ate the best crab cakes, chicken and splurged on the mind blowing banana split. Might make the RVN dress a bit tight but it was worth it!

New Kid on the Block – Meat is Back Head to Tribeca to Mark Forgione’s new American Cut for cool decor, steak, thick fries and great martinis.  Warning…Every New York trip must include Minetta Tavern. Always buzzy, best hamburger in town, hidden behind red velvet drapes. Tip:Don’t miss new hot spots Charlie Bird and La Esquina


Where2Shop – Consignment

Womens Consigment Clothing           Pick A NameDesign to Consign

Stroll Madison Avenue to our favorite store Michael’s, in business for 60 years. At 79th st climb to the second floor where you’ll find Prada, Channel, Louis Vuitton & more all in perfect condition.  We can tell you firsthand our special fur coats, (dresses, (find that perfect one for you’re first date) and fur bags are from here. Jaw dropping prices! Michel’s daughter Laura now runs the store.  Tell her Wear2Where sent you. Absolute value!

Madison Ave is a treasure trove of consignment shops. Try Roundabout on 72nd off Madison, Encore on 84th and Colette on 92nd st.


Where2Play at night

TAO Downtown Fat Cat  Goldbar NYC

Head to Goldbar the most sophisticated bar in town.  Behind velvet ropes you enter a room dripping in gold from ceiling to walls. Immense crystal chandeliers & if you look closely, you’ll see 2500 gold skulls on the wall  Two other finds- the new Tao in the Maritime w/ its huge Buddha & immense dining room &  Fat Black Pussycat Bar on 3rd St.  Don’t let the name fool you. Descend the dark staircase into an underground bar and nightclub.  Excellent music.

Like cigars? Like dark smoky rooms? Head to Lexington & 73rd for Bars and Books



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