Now The Crillon in Paris Will Get The Karl Lagerfeld Touch
Two words were all it took to get Sofitel So Singapore on our list of five openings we’re excited for in 2014: Karl. Lagerfeld. How could we not?
What’s more, we think the Kaiser might be a pretty strong contender for next year’s list already, with the news that he will be designing two top-end suites for Hotel de Crillon in Paris, now confirmed as a Rosewood Hotel when it reopens in 2015. Radha Arora, president of Rosewood, let Choupette out of the bag to Women’s Wear Daily it seems, which has Arora quoted as saying that “no one understands Paris or the heritage of the Crillon better than Mr. Lagerfeld”.
The suites, which Lagerfeld views as “grand apartments”, will no doubt be quite the showstoppers in what equally without doubt will be one of the most high-profile reopenings in the City of Light (the other one being, of course, la reouverture du Ritz).
Only the first week in January, and just like that we’re already thinking ahead to 2015; until then, we’ll wait for May, which is when we should be stepping past The Lion’s Seal and into So Singapore.
[Photo: JasonD for HotelChatter]