Kuwait might not be a global fashion capital, but a Maserati limo ride to this Arab nation’s newest high fashion hotel sure helps you pretend it is. Missoni, the Italian house known for its unmistakably vivid luxury fashion and decor, opened Hotel Missoni on March 1st in Kuwait City’s new Symphony Centre, a high-end shopping destination. Designed by founder and creative director Rosita Missoni, the 18-story hotel features 69 guest rooms — each boasts views of the Arabian Sea — 3 restaurants, and a 10-room spa, all awash in Missoni’s signature stripe.
That signature stripe appears throughout the hotel via roughly 10 million mosaic tiles in a turquoise, gold, and beige color palette. Rosita told the Huffington Post, “We keep to our identity. We like color, but we started with black and white patterns and then as the project was developing we started putting colors into the walls, doors, and corridors.” On top of Missoni’s eye-catching colors, Rosita also filled the hotel with some of her favorite design pieces, like the Hans Wegner Wishbone chair.
The hotel boasts two restaurants, Cucina and Luna, as well as a 10-room Six Senses Spa and a coffee bar called Choco Cafe (yup, all decked out in Missoni prints). The hotel is the second opening for the Missoni empire—the first opening was in Edinburgh last year—and they have plans to open more in similarly far-off locales: Cape Town, South Africa; Sifah, Oman; Ilha de Cajaiba, Brazil; and Antalya, Turkey are all being developed. Rates for Missoni Kuwait start at $361 per night.