Aficionados will know Missoni as an Italian fashion house, celebrated for its bold colours and designs. However, it's branched out of late, most recently hatching a deal with the Rezidor Hotel Group to get into hospitality. Edinburgh was chosen as the host for the first Missoni-branded hotel, which opened in summer 2009 with a characteristic aesthetic splash. Guests have been wowed by the service, the comfort, the Cucina restaurant and the suave Bar Missoni. In summary: style with knobs on, and lots of stripes.