Design Duos: Hotel Brands Partner With Big-Name Designers

By Anna Dunn, February 16, 2017

Creative collaborations between big-name designers and well-loved hotel brands are the latest trend in hotel decor. Here are several design duos that are leading the charge.

Design Duos springhill suitesWest Elm is working its way into hotels, first collaborating with SpringHill Suites on a line of exclusive furniture and accessories, then announcing plans for its very own hotel collection. West Elm Hotels will have properties in major U.S. cities like Detroit, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Indianapolis and Savannah, Georgia, beginning in late 2018. Its SpringHill Suites collection is already adding modern aesthetic to lobbies across the country, and guest room pieces debuted in 30 hotels last year. Snag the sleek assortment for your own home here.

Design duos Karl LagerfeldOne of the most recognizable faces in fashion is getting into the hospitality game. Karl Lagerfeld, known for his creative direction at Chanel, Fendi and Chloe, will launch Karl Lagerfeld Hotels & Resorts, beginning with a luxury property in Macau opening this year. But his experience in hotel design is nothing new: In the past, he’s partnered with hotels like Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo (shown left) in Monaco, France.

Design Duos Jonathan Adler Eau Palm Beach Resort & SpaJonathan Adler has worked with big brands including Kohler, Toms and even Fisher-Price, but his foray into the world of hotel design began with California’s Parker Palm Springs. In 2016, Adler was behind a refresh of the hotel’s guest rooms, lobby and poolside furnishings and design elements. He also partnered with Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida in 2014, injecting classy, colorful accents throughout the property.

Design Duos The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Find stunning views of the Strip from each Boulevard Penthouse at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The hotel collaborated with three interior designers—Adam D. Tihany, Daun Curry and Richmond International—to style 21 super-chic suites unveiled in early 2017.

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