What are Trina Turk’s favorite hotels?
We stayed in a hotel in Austin, Texas, a couple of years ago called Hotel St. Cecilia, and it was just really interesting. It was the owner’s personal vision. She was interested in music and obviously interested in décor on some level — that place had a lot of personality. It was a beautiful setting with big, old oak trees and two old houses and some new construction. It had this very interesting approach to decoration, which included old record players and old records in the rooms and music memorabilia from the ’60s and ’70s. It was super cool.
A glamorous place we stayed was Le Sirenuse in Positano. We arrived there at night, so we had been driving on that really winding, scary Amalfi Coast road. We got there at night so we couldn’t see what the view was because it was late. In the morning, when we opened up the shutters and looked at the view, I gasped. I couldn’t believe it — the hotel is sort of clinging onto the side of the cliff, and the city spills down the side of the cliff. And it was just — wow.
In New York, I stay at The Maritime all the time. It’s not super glamorous, but it’s close to our boutique and it’s close to our showroom in the Meatpacking District. That hotel is just so well designed and so comfortable. Maybe it’s because they know me and I’ve been staying there forever, but it just feels very home-away-from-home.