If you like his hats, you'll love his hotel. Hat-designer Philip Treacy recently unveiled his first venture into hotel design — the g hotel in Galway. It's a surprising location for what may be one of the most wildly original hotels to come along in years, but Galway is where Treacy grew up and, he claims, is one of Ireland's most bohemian communities.
The hotel itself is a clever explosion of design that ranges from baroque to contemporary: the wall of the reception room is made from black glass and houses tanks of seahorses, the Pink Salon boasts fuschia Andy Warhol camouflage chairs and a black and white vortex carpet, and the bedrooms are cool and luxurious. Definitely worth deviating off the beaten path to check out.