The fall line might take a backseat to Missonis other design endeavor this September, when the fashion house debuts its second Missoni Hotel in Kuwait City (Hotel Missoni Edinburgh came first in 2009).
In true high-end fashion, the 169-room resort will feature luxury touches, including a mosaic-lined outdoor swimming pool, 13,000-square-foot Six Senses Spa, and an 18th-floor bar with views of the Arabian Sea. The menu at Cucina, the resorts restaurant, will skew more to the homey side, with old family recipes from Missoni co-founder, Rosita Missoni.
Designed by Rosita herself, the resorts turquoise, gold, and beige décor reflects both the surrounding beaches palettes and the distinctly bold, patterned Missoni look. Its spot in central Kuwait City, filled with historic sites, modern architecture and numerous museums, ups the chic hotels vibrant atmosphere even more.
If the Missonis in-your-face designs tickle your shopping bone, fear not: The hotel is not only near the citys main shopping area, which is home to some of the finest retail therapy in the world, but is also part of a new luxury retail development that will include a Missoni boutique.
Partnering with Rezidor Hotel Group (the name behind Radisson Blus stylish digs), the Missoni brand plans to open three more hotels in South Africa, Brazil and Oman by 2012. Im sensing an atypical-destination trend, here!