Fashion Weeks are exhausting for your average fashionista.
From the furore of picking what to wear in the morning to frantically Tweeting and Instagraming from the front row, through struggling to move around in dark designer shades and posing for countless "street style" photographers; at the end of the day all a gal wants is a
super chic comfy place to kick off her Louboutins.
Luckily for them the hotel comparison website www.trivago.co.uk has compiled a list of the Top Ten Fashionista Hotels worldwide. Each international hotel property selected received exceptional reviews from travellers and had an overall quality score ranking greater than 80 percent. From designer shopping in London to personal stylist services in Singapore, these hotels are ideally situated to offer fashionistas the best shopping these cities have to offer.
St James’s Hotel and Club (London, United Kingdom)
One of the four ‘Fashion Capitals’ of the world, London is renowned for its range of designer, boutique and high street stores. What better way to explore the fashion opportunities London has to offer than from the comfort of five-star <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/london-38715/hotel/st-james-s-hotel-and-club-47074">St James’s Hotel and Club</a>, ideally situated between shopping hotspots Knightsbridge, Bond Street, Covent Garden and Oxford Street. St James’s has teamed up with Augustus Couture to offer guests a range of personal stylist programmes to suit any style and fit any budget. From Harrods and Harvey Nicholls to House of Fraser and Selfridges, discover the best of London fashion with your own personal shopper. After, return to the luxurious hotel for traditional afternoon tea, or dinner in their Michelin star restaurant.
The House Hotel Nişantaşı (Istanbul, Turkey)
Nişantaşı is Istanbul’s most fashionable district, the preferred place for shopping and home to all the internationally recognised couture brands. <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/istanbul-32123/hotel/the-house-hotel-nisantasi-1493455">The House Hotel</a> is optimally located in the heart of Nişantaşı, above Prada on Abdi İpekçi Street. The street is lined with a range of department stores and luxury boutiques, offering an array of international and local brands. It is the fashionista’s perfect place to see and be seen. The House Hotel’s own personal shopper has a degree in Fashion Merchandising and contacts throughout the city, in order to offer the best prices available. This boutique hotel was designed by Turkish designers specialising in modern classics and is the perfect place to enjoy your new purchases.
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme (Paris, France)
Located on the infamous Rue de la Paix, the <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/paris-36103/hotel/park-hyatt-paris-vendome-15582">Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme</a> offers the best of fashion from one of the style capitals of the world. Within walking distance of the Champs Elysees and world- renowned department store Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, guests can utilise the hotel’s personal shopper service to add to their wardrobe or create a new look. The area is home to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, ideal for showcasing your new outfits. Alternatively, guests may want to enjoy some of the finest French cuisine and wine at Pur’, the hotel’s own Michelin star restaurant.
Carlton Baglioni (Milan, Italy)
With Milan Fashion Week occurring between 19th and 25th September, there is no better time to visit this exciting and fashionable city. The <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/milan-45605/hotel/carlton-baglioni-20250">Carlton Baglioni</a> is ideally situated with its own private entrance from Via della Spiga, the city’s most famous shopping street. Other popular shopping districts Via Montenapoleone and San Babila Square are just five minutes’ walk away, offering an array of shopping opportunities right on the hotel’s doorstep. The five star hotel offers luxury Spa and Wellness facilities, including make-up treatments by artists who have worked on fashion catwalk shows and international magazine shoots. Everything the fashionista needs for an exclusive hotel stay!
Pan Pacific Singapore (Singapore)
Singapore is not only an important city for fashion and style, but also offers some of the most vibrant nightlife in the world. The newly renovated <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/singapore-44278/hotel/pan-pacific-singapore-40899">Pan Pacific Singapore </a>is ideally located in walking distance of popular shopping street Orchard Road and bar hotspot Boat Quay. What better way to discover the best of both worlds than by the hotel’s own personal stylist and shopper experience. Unravel some of Singapore’s best-kept fashion and beauty secrets before having the opportunity to hire a Mercedes limousine for a night out. The following day, relax by the newly-renovated Pan Pacific Singapore’s luxury swimming pool complete with underwater acoustics, sun loungers and landscaped gardens.
Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome (Berlin, Germany)
Berlin is one of the most stylish and creative capitals in Europe, and the <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/berlin-8514/hotel/rocco-forte-hotel-de-rome-138140">Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome</a> is no exception. Built in 1889 and originally a bank, the hotel is full of history but has been updated to include all the modern conveniences for the most contemporary of guests, such as internet access, iPod docking stations and flat screen televisions. The hotel is located in Bebelplatz, at the heart of Berlin’s Mitte fashion district and within walking distance of the shopping mile Friedrichstrasse. The hotel’s shopping package offers an array of advantages for their fashion-conscious guests, such as 10% discounts at selected stores and a glass of champagne at the Gallery Lafayette.
L’Hotel Porto Bay (São Paulo, Brazil)
São Paulo is the shopping capital of Latin America, renowned for its fusion of unique Brazilian brands and the most emblematic labels in the world. <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/sao-paulo-79447/hotel/l-hotel-porto-bay-104803">L’Hotel Porto Bay</a> is ideally located on quiet Alameda Campinas, just 50 metres from the lively shopping street Avenida Paulista, allowing guests to relax and shop during their stay. A stay in São Paulo would not be complete without visiting Daslu, the city’s most luxurious shopping emporium designed like a Roman villa and complete with free expresso and its own heliport. The hotel prides itself for its personalised high quality service and unique paintings and tapestries, obtained from auctions worldwide.
Neri (Barcelona, Spain)
Located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, the <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/barcelona-31965/hotel/neri-6819">Hotel Neri</a> is a unique blend of sophistication and contemporary style in a historic building. For ultimate peace and quiet guests can enjoy spending time in the solarium, library or relaxation room ‘Boa space’, created by Brazilian designers. When style-seeking guests are ready to shop, the hotel is situated within walking distance of Passeig de Gràcia. This elegant avenue is one of Barcelona’s most important shopping districts, part of five kilometres of prestigious brands competing for the attention of tourists and shoppers. Hotel Neri offers a tailored personal shopper service to help their guests make the most of Barcelona’s fashion district.
De Witte Lelie (Antwerp, Belgium)
Antwerp is renowned for its designer stores set amongst charming cobbled streets. <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/antwerp-44394/hotel/de-witte-lelie-138521">De Witte Lelie</a> is a small luxury and boutique hotel providing a personalised service to offer guests some of Antwerp’s best kept secrets. Ideally situated between the main squares of Grote Markt and Groenplaats, De Witte Lelie is close to many fashionable bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel offers various packages, one of which gives guests free entrance to MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp, followed by a bottle of champagne in the luxuriously decorated Bronze Bar. The hotel owner’s wife offers a personal shopper service to show guests where the famous Antwerp designers buy their clothes.
Falkensteiner am Schottenfeld (Vienna, Austria)
Vienna is home to Mariahilferstrasse, the longest shopping street in Austria, offering elegant brands and exclusive flagship stores. The four star hotel <a href="http://www.trivago.co.uk/vienna-44232/hotel/falkensteiner-am-schottenfeld-35566">Falkensteiner am Schottenfeld</a> is the perfect base from which to explore this city, located in Vienna’s stylish seventh district and close to the city centre. The hotel offers various services and packages, including personal shopping assistance, where guests can chose to shop in the Old Town or shopping centres such as Steffl and Donauzentrum. Girls may want to team this with the ‘Girls and the City’ package, offering free strawberries, champagne, concierge service and use of the Spa and fitness areas.