Which Fashion-Branded Hotel is Opening in Macau?
February 17, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Just like hotels stacking a few different brands into urban skyscrapers,, multiple hotels combined into one massive resort seem to be a "thing" these days. We've seen it happening down in the Bahamas with Baha Mar hotel wonderland which will include Rosewood, Mondrian, Grand Hyatt and Melia hotels, along with the Baha Mar Resort and Casino. And now we will see it in Macau at Cotai with the Lisboa Palace which just recently broke ground. (It's opening next to Steve Wynn's new Wynn Palace.)
The destination, designed by firm WATG, will include the five-star Lisboa Palace with over 1,450 rooms, the Palazzo Versace Macau with up to 270 rooms and a "fashion-branded hotel", also with 270 rooms.
But what fashion brand could this be? Actually, the Palazzo Versace is from Donatella Versace and it will be a spin-off of her Gold Coast hotel. So the question really is--what other fashion-branded hotel could co-exist with Versace?
Naturally, our mind goes first to Missoni Hotels which so far has only opened in Edinburgh and Kuwait. (Random!) There's also the Armani Hotels which have opened in Dubai and Milan and are planning for London, Paris and a few other major cities.
Other potential fashion hotels could be LVMH's Cheval Blanc brand or Ferragamo's Lungarno Collection but those are typically very small and intimate boutique hotels, not to mention we don't think Ferragamo will open outside of Italy.
Other brands to consider could be Bulgari Hotels, fresh off a recent London opening or even, Moschino. Also, Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel has been dabbling in the hotel design arts as of late. Perhaps the Cotai Strip could be his very first Karl Lagerfeld-branded Hotel. But remember, NO SWEATPANTS ALLOWED.
[Rendering via WATG]