This season’s Preferred showcase collection has both the jet-set and fashionistas alike super excited. Why? Well, it’s an inherently chic and upbeat season with no-holds-barred interpretations of pop-art (think Warhol and Jeff Koons) fused with Scandinavian functionality and sophistication, like at the Oslo’s The Thief. Seafaring and yachting influences are in vogue again, in what trend-watchers are calling ‘urban resort chic’ with new and unique influences from Israel and Malta, at The Carlton Tel Aviv and the Grand Hotel Excelsior respectively.
Christian Lacroix makes a comeback to the London scene with the haute-couture The Mandeville Hotel, that oozes in personality. Classic elegance features in lavish designs from Switzerland at the Hotel Metropole Geneve and no season is complete without a retro-revival, and this summer brings with it the return of the roaring 20s glamour at Paris’s Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees.
But we’re not really talking fashion here – well, I guess we are to some extent – but this run-down of this season’s biggest trends actually relate to a number of fabulous hotels and resorts in the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection that we’re excited to showcase below, from Oslo to Valletta.
In fact, 650 distinctive hotels and resorts across 85 countries collectively make up the world’s largest independent hotel portfolio, Preferred Hotels & Resorts. They connect discerning travellers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for every possible occasion. Plus, the iPrefer™ hotel rewards programme offer valuable benefits (guests can earn points, get room upgrades, be early for check-in and best of all, opt for a late check out) for travellers seeking a unique experience.
Discover the collection of six stylish properties belowand more of the world’s most fashionable hotels at www.preferredhotels.com
THE THIEF, OSLO, NORWAYOslo’s city-meets-sea peninsula, Tjuvholmen, has transformed from an islet getaway for smugglers and local bandits to an ultra-trendy arts district…