Travel may be back on the agenda for many of us, but for those who are still finding difficulty in terms of getting #OOO, a host of the world's most desirable hotels, spanning locations from Paris to Grand Cayman, are serving up must-have merchandise though their own online and bricks-and-mortar boutiques. Fancy feeling like you're sunning yourself on a striped sunbed at Hotel Il Pellicano on the Argentario Coast of Tuscany? Our hotel merch hotlist has all the abroad-inspired answers.
Hotel merch for jet-set style
Le Sirenuse x Tombolo, Italy
‘It is impossible to create a souvenir that does Le Sirenuse justice, but this capsule represents our best attempt to channel the place’s charm into something that can be taken home,' say Chris Galasso and Mike Sard, co-founders of New York-based ‘escapewear' label Tombolo of their collaboration with family-run, Positano-based hotel Le Sirenuse. The brand's collaboration features Amalfi Coast-inspired, unisex terry-cloth cabana tops and shorts, with striped cuffs and zip-details, accented with the hotel's whimisical mermaid motif.
Tombolo's collection forms part of Il Negozio, Le Sirenuse's online e-commerce platform, which launched in July 2021. The website is chock-a-block with collaborative designs, by Allegra Hicks, Luke Edward Hall and Ancient Greek Sandals, and also features a selection of must-have hotel merch, from mermaid-emblazoned dressing gowns and caps to woven tote bags and towels.
Frame x Ritz Paris, France
‘We wanted to create a collection which brings our customer the elevated experience of the Ritz Paris but an off-duty version.' So says Erik Torstensson, co-founder and creative director of denim brand Frame, of its collaboration with the Place Vendôme hotel, once described as her ‘home' by Coco Chanel, who resided there for 34 years. The 22-piece capsule collection – which marks a first-ever clothing partnership for the Ritz Paris – features elegant, everyday luxuries, designed to take you from airport to hotel suite, such as varsity jackets, tracksuits, blankets, caps and water bottles. Each item is emblazoned with the hotel's signature logo.
Palm Heights x Bode Grand Cayman
Palm Heights – the Cayman Islands’ first all-suite boutique hotel, located on the breathtaking Seven Mile Beach – has now made it possible for anyone to tap into its understated, ocean view-inspired aesthetic, with the launch of its online e-commerce boutique. Browse waterproof tote bags, hoodies, caps, sliders and string bags, all accented with the hotel's signature yellow stripe and palm tree motif, and fantasise about sipping something tropical near a crystal-clear shore.
The hotel has also collaborated with upcycling aficionado Emily Bode – who designed Palm Heights’ uniforms – on a limited-edition beach-towel coverall, giving second life to towels used throughout the property. Available in a yellow or tan stripe, the beach cover-up is equally suited to being thrown over a bikini or teamed with a pair of shorts, and is a symbol of sandy escape wherever you are.
In June 2020, Marie-Louise Sciò, CEO and creative director of Pellicano Hotels, launched Issimo, the digital extension of the group’s well-heeled world, which encompasses three Italian properties: Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole; La Posta Vecchia outside Rome; and Ischia's Mezzatorre. Hotel Il Pellicano has long been associated with jet-set style, having been frequented by Jackie Kennedy and Sophia Loren, and photographed by Slim Aarons in the 1980s.
Issimo – an eclectic e-commerce and lifestyle platform, celebrates Italy’s rich style heritage, spanning food and fashion, and featuring exclusive capsule collections from brands such as Anya Hindmarch, For Restless Sleepers (FRS), and Carolina Bucci.
The platform also boasts Pellicanissimo – the digital extension of Pellicano Hotels’ souvenir shops – which includes hotel merch such as ashtrays, toiletries and tote bags, yellow sun-lounger-stripe terry-towel embroidered pouches, and mini pillows by Issimo x Rivolta Carmignani. You can even snap up Monopoly Issimo, an Italianate road trip version of the famed board game.
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Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*. Having previously held roles at 10, 10 Men and AnOther magazines, he joined the team in 2022. His work has a particular focus on the moments where fashion and style intersect with other creative disciplines – among them art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and profiling the industry’s leading figures and brands.
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