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Are We Ready For This? Karl Lagerfeld to Design The Fashion-Branded Hotel in Macau

Where: Macau, China
March 7, 2014 at 1:08 PM | by | ()

We seriously thought Missoni Hotels would be a contender for the "fashion-branded" hotel opening at the Lisboa Palace, a hotel casino complex coming to Macau. But then Carslon Rezidor Hotel Group announced that Missoni Hotels would be closing down as of this June.

We thought Armani Hotels might also be a contender, especially since it could somewhat complement the Palazzo Versace from Donatella Versace that's also to open in the Lisboa Palace. But it turns out, our last suggestion was very right.

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.

That's right, Karl Lagerfeld is designing his very own hotel in Macau. Here's what he had to say about it.

"An entire hotel designed by me. It's the first time for me! I think the idea is great!"

Of course you would.

There are really no other details about the hotel right now, other than it will have 270 rooms and will open sometime in 2017. Lagerfeld has been dabbling in hotel design as of late, creating suites at The Crillon in Paris and touching up the public spaces at the Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo as well as designing the emblem for the Sofitel SO Singapore.

But what will actually be inside this entirely Karl Lagerfeld-branded hotel? We're kind of scared for it. We're willing to forgo sweatpants to stay here but we just hope there's no creepy chocolate suite.

[Rendering of Lisboa Palace via WATG Design; Photo of Lagerfeld and Creepy Chocolate Suite: Reuters]

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