By Steve Taggart
It is fashion season and New York is already behind us, but London is in full swing and Paris and Milan are getting prepared for their most stylish week of the year.
If you want to be part of the world of fashion take a look at these great last minute deals and treat yourself to a luxurious stay this February/March. Mingle amongst the fashionistas in these four beautiful hotels.
The fourth international fashion showcase in London opened on Friday, showcasing over 1000 designers.
(ABOVE) Somerset House, the main venue for LFW
THE BEAUFORT HOTEL, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
Among the impressive townhouses of elegant Knightsbridge sits The Beaufort, a charming, family-owned boutique hotel. Overlooking a leafy square, this hidden four-star gem is just moments from some of the most exclusive shopping in London, including the world-renowned Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Perfect for a short stay in the capital, this hotel not only boasts stylish, spacious rooms, it also operates a complimentary bar from late afternoon until late evening.
From £189 / per room per night. Offer includes accommodation in a double room with express breakfast, afternoon cream tea and complimentary bar in the evenings.
THE LONDON EDITION, FITZROVIA
Stupefying grandeur meets decidedly modern design at The London EDITION – an Ian Schrager creation located only yards from the hospitality mogul’s iconic hotel, the Sanderson. The London EDITION is one of the most buzzed-about openings the capital has seen in recent years; home to three bars, rooms created by the best designers in the industry and the ultra-fashionable Berners Tavern.
You could be forgiven for not venturing far from this Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2014 property, but should you want to, you’ll find Soho and Mayfair within easy walking distance.
From £220 / per room per night. Offer includes accommodation in a superior room with a Signature punch per person and complimentary access to the gm.
Only one week left to Milan Fashion Week.
(ABOVE) Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II; One of the world’s oldest shopping malls.
CARLTON HOTEL BAGLIONI
Milan might just be the ultimate fashion capital, and in the style stakes you can’t do much better than a grand hotel overlooking Via della Spiga, the city’s most celebrated shopping avenue.
Holding a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, Carlton Hotel Baglioni combines grand Italian glamour with a gentleman’s club-like ambience, complete with original fine art and rich brocade fabrics. Rooms are similarly ornate affairs, decked out in drapes and chandeliers.
From £160 / per room per night. Offer includes accommodation in Superior Double room with a complimentary welcome cocktail early and late check in and a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
Paris attracts lovebirds from all over the world each year, but this March, leading fashionistas will be flooding the streets of the city of love.
THE CHESS HOTEL, PARIS
Set in the heart of Paris and with interiors from design duo Gilles and Boissier (mentored by Philippe Starck), chess has never been so stylish. From the lobby’s monochrome checkboard floor to bespoke murals by contemporary artists Cyprien Chabert and Victor Ash, you’ll know you’re somewhere special as soon as you cross the threshold of The Chess Hotel.
Nestled on a quiet street, it’s easy to forget The Chess Hotel is in the bustling Opera district, right in the heart of Paris. You’re surrounded by excellent cafes, theatres and art galleries as well as iconic department stores, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.
From £153 / per room per night. Offer includes accommodation in a Superior room with breakfast.
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