The signature kimonos from Liz Lambert's hotels are the perfect summer robe for luxe lounging.
The unisex Hotel San Jose Kimono Robe in pink serape (also available in blue serape), $180.
Celebrated Bunkhouse hotelier Liz Lambert’s impeccable attention to detail makes it difficult to leave any of her acclaimed Texas properties, including Austin’s Saint Cecilia and San Jose hotels. One way to extend your stay, at least existentially, is to own a kimono designed by Lambert to match the personalities of each of her hotels.
“When I started thinking about robes for Hotel Saint Cecilia, I became obsessed with vintage kimonos and yukatas,” Lambert recalls. “They’re glamorous and hippie at the same time, they are super comfortable, and they look good on everyone. We worked with textiles designers in India; the cotton is so soft and just gets better with wear. I chose a batik print for the Hotel Saint Cecilia robe, and we used a serape stripe for the San Jose to reflect the sort of Tokyo-meets-Texas feel of the hotel.”
Lambert also designed kimonos, which are made in a government sponsored co-op in India using indigenous weaving and dyeing techniques, for her other properties: San Antonio’s Latin-inspired Havana and Marfa’s psychedelic El Cosmico. The robes are gift shop best-sellers.
Since the kimono arrived at the San Jose five years ago, guests often ask to buy the wash-and-worn robes that are already in their rooms. With either the blue or pink serape-striped option, it’s the next best thing to scoring a late checkout.