Karl Lagerfeld announces plans for Macau hotel
Chanel designer and casino operator say 270-room hotel in Chinese gambling enclave will open in 2017.
Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator have announced plans for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.
The 270-room Karl Lagerfeld hotel will open in 2017 in a 20-story tower in the gambling enclave in southern China, according to Lagerfeld and Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM).
"An entire hotel designed by me. It's the first time for me. I think the idea is great," said Lagerfeld in a statement.
The announcement comes after Lagerfeld startled visitors to Chanel's fashion show in Paris this week by holding the event in a full-scale re-creation of a supermarket with Chanel-branded groceries.
Lagerfeld is chief designer for the Chanel and Fendi fashion houses and also has his own label. He has also designed a can for Diet Coke. The Macau hotel is being developed under his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld Greater China.
The complex in Macau's Cotai neighbourhood will have casinos, restaurants and shopping and more than 2,000 hotel rooms, according to SJM.
(Courtesy: The Guardian)