A five-star hotel designed by the legendary fashion designer, deceased a few years ago, will open in Macau, China this summer.
Although one of the world’s best-known fashion designers passed away in 2019, 2023 will be his year: the Met Gala, held in his honor this year, took place yesterday. And to mark the occasion, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will open its latest exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, on 5 May. However, we can now see Lagerfeld in a completely different light, with the first images of the luxury hotel in Macau designed by the former Chanel executive.
The Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau will open its doors in July this year, and it shows that the iconic leather gloves of the designer who passed away four years ago still have a few new tricks up their sleeves. To pay tribute, the hotel will be known as the Karl Lagerfeld Macau Hotel for short, and a silhouette of the fashion legend’s portrait has already been added to the façade. The building is as luxurious as you’d expect from its namesake, with gold, black marble, and walls of floor-to-ceiling books in the lobby, and 271 rooms, which are just as glamorous. Lagerfeld’s design process was not just about luxury for its own sake, of course, but also about incorporating the rich tradition of Chinese culture into the décor.
Photos: The Karl Lagerfeld Macau