Hotels These Luxury Brands Are Now Getting Into The Hotel Game

These Luxury Brands Are Now Getting Into The Hotel Game

Recent and upcoming openings from Audemars Piguet, Christian Louboutin and RH prove that luxury brands are opening hotels all over.


By Hannah Walhout Published on Jan 03, 2023, 10:00 AM

These Luxury Brands Are Now Getting Into The Hotel Game
Image Credit: Roberta Valerio/Courtesy of Maison Fragonard

Luxury fashion brands have been dabbling in hospitality for decades now, with iconic labels like Versace, Armani, Bulgari, Fendi, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton bringing restaurants and hotels into their orbit. But haute couture isn’t the only way in.

In recent years, high-profile names in other industries have announced their own forays into the hotel world — often with the goal of bringing their brand equity and aesthetic along with them. Read on for five openings to know.

These 5 luxury brands are opening new hotels


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Image Cerdit: Roberta Valerio/Courtesy of Maison Fragonard

Provence became a little more fragrant last summer with the debut of the six-key Maison Fragonard, in Arles, a collaboration between Agnès and Françoise Costa — scions of the century-old perfume brand — and the Paris-based design firm Ateliers Saint-Lazare. A ground-floor boutique stocks apparel, home goods, and scents like the new Belle d’Arles, which has notes of orange blossom and citrus.

Audemars Piguet

The watch brand has been attracting travellers to its home village of Le Brassus, in Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux, with a slate of projects: the company debuted its Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet in the summer of 2020, joined two years later by the 50-room Hôtel des Horlogers — literally, “the watchmakers’ hotel.” Both were designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.

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Image Credit: Christophe Bielsa/Courtesy of Maison Elle

France’s fashion publishing giant made waves in spring 2022 with the announcement of two new hospitality brands. There’s the city-focused Maison Elle collection, which recently debuted with a 25-room property in Paris’s 17th Arrondissement; next year, a beach retreat in Jalisco will kick off its resort branch, Elle Hotel.

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Christian Louboutin

The footwear icon will open an inn and restaurant in the coming months in partnership with luxury management firm Marugal. The 13-room Hotel Vermelho is in the village of Melides, on Portugal’s Alentejo coast — long a favourite vacation destination for the designer.


RH Guesthouse
Image Credit: Courtesy of RH

The home brand has expanded into hospitality with a full-service yacht, RH Three; a forthcoming pair of private jets, RH One and Two; and, in September, the RH Guesthouse in New York City. Just a few steps from RH’s Meatpacking District showroom, the 1887 building houses a restaurant and subterranean caviar bar, nine rooms and suites decked out in Italian travertine and white oak, and a full-story “residence,” plus one of New York’s hottest commodities: a rooftop pool.

This story first appeared on www.travelandleisure.com

Main and Feature Image Credit: Roberta Valerio/Courtesy of Maison Fragonard

Related: Audemars Piguet Opens Luxury Hotel In The Scenic Swiss Village It Calls Home

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Hannah Walhout

Hannah Walhout

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