Karl Lagerfeld, one of the world’s most acclaimed designers, is translating his famous aesthetic into a chain of boutique style hotels, residential properties, restaurants and private clubs.
As if being chief designer for Chanel and Fendi isn’t enough of an accomplishment, the 83-year-old designer is now making his mark as a hotelier. His first project would be a six-star, 20-storey resort located in the Lisboa Palace luxury development in Macau.
No stranger to hospitality design, Karl has shared his design expertise with a few hotels around the world, including Sofitel So in Singapore. The 270-room hotel would be Karl’s first full-fledged project under his international brand, Karl Lagerfeld Hotels & Resorts. Slated to open in 2017, the hotel will presumably feature his signature inimitable creative flair.
The Karl Lagerfeld Group, which also runs the designer’s eponymous label, is collaborating with Amsterdam-based company Brandmark Collective BV (established in 2015 with 25 hotels worldwide) for this new venture.
In an official statement, the company said that that it ‘will translate Karl Lagerfeld’s vision and unique aesthetic into bespoke projects including hotels, residential properties, restaurants and private clubs.’
Other fashion designers known to have branched out to hotels and hospitality are Giorgio Armani (Armani Hotels in Milan and Dubai), Bulgari (Bulgari Hotels in Milan, London, and Bali), and Donatella Versace (the famed Palazzo Versace in Australia and Dubai).