Why high fashion and travel make perfect bedfellows

Palazzo Versace has touches of the iconic fashion brand throughout the sprawling hotel.
Palazzo Versace has touches of the iconic fashion brand throughout the sprawling hotel.

A whopping one third of Australian travellers say feel more confident while on holiday than at home, according to new research from Booking.com.

The secret to this holiday confidence? Break out the oversized beach hats and fuchsia pink clogs – one in three respondents said the source is their travel style when travelling. Almost half of all global travellers agreeing that looking their best while on holiday is important (48 per cent). 

Research was conducted across 21,500 global travellers from 29 countries and shows how fashion influences travel plans, confidence and style choices when it comes to holidays. 

To take your fashion travel experience beyond the realms of the suitcase, here are some of the world’s most fashion-forward hotels that any fashionista should add to their bucket list.

Palazzo Versace – Gold Coast, Australia

Quite the entrance to the Palazzo Versace, perhaps best enjoyed in a convertible.

Quite the entrance to the Palazzo Versace, perhaps best enjoyed in a convertible.

Palazzo Versace is the home of Versace, one of the most legendary fashion brands in the world. Located on an exclusive waterfront setting, the Palazzo Versace Gold Coast includes beautiful architecture, world-class accommodation and bespoke Versace furnishings.

A chic place to take a bath or powder one's nose.

A chic place to take a bath or powder one's nose.

Boasting spectacular Italian craftmanship from gold detailing to Versace Medusa mosaics set into marble floors and furnishings, the fashion-brand hotel includes award winning restaurants, an Aurora spa retreat, a private marina and a Versace boutique. 

Versace's signature gold lends a sense of opulence to the hotel.

Versace's signature gold lends a sense of opulence to the hotel.

Ritz Paris – Paris, France

The iconic Ritz Paris was home to Coco Chanel for over three decades.

The iconic Ritz Paris was home to Coco Chanel for over three decades.

This hotel is so chic, Coco Chanel once the Ritz Paris her home for 34 years. After re-opening in 2016, the Ritz opened a two-bedroom Coco Chanel Suite to celebrate their most fashionable longterm guest.

A glamorous place to take a dip.

A glamorous place to take a dip.

Decorating the suite herself, the style reflects her love for Asian lacquer, gilded mirrors and the pairing of black with white. 

Fendi Private Suites – Rome, Italy 

Fendi's foray into accommodation has been a stylish one.

Fendi's foray into accommodation has been a stylish one.

Situated in the heart of Rome, the Fendi Private Suites are located in the Fendi flagship boutique – so not only can you shop there, but also stay there. The hotel features seven designed suites, reminiscent of the Fendi aesthetic.

Rooms are masterfully appointed with a masculine edge.

Rooms are masterfully appointed with a masculine edge.

With exclusive access to and immersion into the Fendi world, it redefines luxury for sophisticated customers who are looking for privacy as well as a unique experience in the heart of Rome. It’s a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain and within walking distance to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Vatican City. 

The perfect spot for tea and toast, or toasting the evening with a different sort of drink.

The perfect spot for tea and toast, or toasting the evening with a different sort of drink.

Hotel de Crillon – Paris, France

Hotel de Crillon was designed by Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld.

Hotel de Crillon was designed by Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld.

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel offers a delicate balance between conservation and transformation. Situated on the Place de la Concorde, the 17th-century building features two suites which have been designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

It's a bold take on classical Parisian interiors.

It's a bold take on classical Parisian interiors.

The Grand Apartments convey his personal vision of French chic and modernity including bespoke furniture, vintage chandeliers, wood-panelled walls and French Imperial mirrors. 

Round Hill Hotel and Villas – Montego Bay, Jamaica

When the indoors and outdoors meet at Round Hill.

When the indoors and outdoors meet at Round Hill.

Nestled in a lush tropical hillside along a private bay of turquoise waters, the Round Hill Hotel and Villas features 36 oceanfront guestrooms and 27 Private luxury Jamaica Villas, all designed by Ralph Lauren. The oceanfront rooms evoke a crisp, clean Caribbean ambiance and feature white stone floors and upholstered furniture from the designer’s Home Collection.

The blue lagoon is the perfect outlook.

The blue lagoon is the perfect outlook.

All 36 guestrooms boast unbelievable views of Round Hill’s bay and underwater reef and are steps from the main infinity pool and white sand beach.

Armani Hotel – Dubai

Iconic Armani's Dubai hotel is a skyscraper.

Iconic Armani's Dubai hotel is a skyscraper.

Envisioned by fashion icon Giorgio Armani, the hotel has a private entrance and occupies 11 floors of Dubai’s skyscraper, Burj Khalifa. Boasting all the Armani signature details, the Armani Hotel features Eramose stone floors, zebrawood panels and custom-made furnishings. 

Wash up and head out for a chic evening in Dubai.

Wash up and head out for a chic evening in Dubai.

The hotel includes a deluxe spa and has direct access to Dubai Mall.