Paris' Couture Fashion Week just ended, and New York Fashion Week kicks of Feb. 9. While you might not be able to sit front and center at the catwalks, you can get your fashion fix from hotels around the world, hosting some extravagant fashion-inspired offerings.
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel: Do the names Donna Karan, Zac Posen, and Nadja Swarovski send you swooning? If so, the "Inside Haute" package from The Carlyle is for you. The extraordinary three-day fashion experience is curated by fashion insider Kathleen Beckett (known for her commentary in Vogue, Glamour, and Elle), and gives you an inside world of New York City fashion.
Available February 15 - 18, 2012, package includes:
- Cocktails with Zac Posen at his design studio
- Lunch with Donna Karan at the Stephan Weiss Studio at Urban Zen
- Tea with Nadja Swarovski at the Swarovski private offices
- Champagne with Sophie Theallet at her atelier
- Lunch in the Member's Dining Room and a private behind-the-scenes visit to the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Inside Haute package is not for the faint of heart, but for those who appreciate fine fashion. Priced at $6,000 per person, guests will all have access to all events, breakfast daily, all meals and individual chauffeured car service. To book this package, you'll need to call the directly at (212) 570-7127.
Looking for something a little less exorbitant? These hotels make affordable fashion trendy:
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel: If you see yourself draped in Fred Segal jewels, the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is for you. The Fred Segal Lending Library is a collection of on-loan jewelry, purses, sunglasses and other must-have style accessories for hotel guests who want some extra bling during their getaway. Items range from an $8.99 children's book to a $495 silver evening clutch.
Hyatt 48 Lex: The new "Bloomie's Shopping Package" lets guests experience one of Manhattan's flagship department stores via a personal shopper. The overnight package includes:
- $50 gift card for Bloomingdale's
- Appointment with a Bloomingdale's Personal Shopping Consultant
- Leather VIP wallet from Bloomingdale's
- Soothing hand and arm massage at Jo Malone at Bloomingdale's
- 15%-off coupon for all Bloomingdale's purchases throughout your stay
- Free delivery of packages from Bloomingdale's to Hyatt 48 Lex
The Bloomies Package rates start from $449 per night for Studio accommodations and from $599 per night for Corner Suite accommodations.
Le Meurice: No where else is fashion more prevalent than in Paris. If you're in the City of Light, Le Meurice has teamed up with Galeries Lafayette, one of the city's most prestigious department stores and French luxury make-up brand Sisley to offer guests an exclusive makeover in a private room for just $40 USD (30€). The makeover includes full make-up consultation and a VIP Galeries Lafayette 10% discount card, as well as the option of a complimentary personal shopper.
The Joule: The Joule, Dallas, makes shopping easy with the touch of a button. Need a last-minute outfit for a fancy night out? Simply hit the "personal shopper" button on your in-room phone and you'll be connected to a personal shopper at the Niemen Marcus store, conveniently located right next door.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park: Fashion isn't only about the fabric. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park just announced a collaboration with London-based perfumery Ormonde Jayne to create Isfarkand, a scent specific to the hotel. To celebrate the arrival of Ormonde Jayne, guests who book the "Scented Stay" package can enjoy an Arabian rose scented Ta?if candle and an invitation to a complimentary ?Perfume Portrait? at Ormonde Jayne, where you'll create your own personal Ormonde Jayne scent. Packages are available through Feb. 29 and start at $625 (GBP 399).
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