Collection by Jaclyn Sienna India

Hotel Missoni Kuwait


Gold. Mosaic. Gold. Turquoise. Gold. Did I mention gold? Following the success of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh—a partnership between Rezidor Hotel Group and fashion powerhouse Missoni—the team turned their sights to Kuwait for a second project, which opened in March 2011. Hotel Missoni Kuwait has a glamorous and playful aesthetic, a signature of Missoni Creative Director Rosita Missoni. Here, everything is customized, from the staff apparel to the handpicked furniture and textiles covering the property. Color is the most outstanding feature in the hotel—tropical colors and intricate patterns weave their way through the walls, halls and furnishings, reflecting the country’s cultural affinity with the bold and bright. It's not just about the design—the place is functional and comfortable, too. As Signora Missoni has put it, "Real luxury is good attentive service, and good and comfortable design. This is real luxury—it’s a simple principle, but we kept them as our focus." Here's a look inside.

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The design and colors of the hotel are inspired by the destination—a graceful melding of Missoni and Kuwait’s aesthetic.
In the reception area, the cool marble floors and columns are offset by the warmth of the long lounges, the falling...
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Rosita Missoni compared the Edinburgh property to this one: "The country...
The rooms are awash in Missoni's signature prints, with modern furniture by the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Jeffrey...
One of Signora Missoni’s pet peeves is carpeting in hotels.
There are 18 floors and 169 rooms, all overlooking the sea.
Eero Saarinen’s Womb chairs are proudly used in the guestrooms. Missoni throws add a colorful accent in the living room.
The bathroom amenities are by Missoni Home (of course).
The bathrooms in the suites have aqua tiles, towels from Missoni Home, clean white sinks, freestanding tubs, and plenty...
Every piece in the room was carefully selected by Signora Missoni.
Relaxing in the rooms is a memorable experience not only because of the eye-catching design, but also because of the...
The hotel's on-site restaurant, Cucina, is full of personal Missoni touches, from the teacups to the cuisine.
The Choco Bar offers Kuwait a chance to sample two of the best Italian delicacies: chocolate and coffee.
The pool, which overlooks the Arabian Sea, was meticulously tiled with mosaics in the signature Missoni stripe pattern.

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