Karl Lagerfeld To Design Macau Hotel


Karl Lagerfeld is lending his discerning eye to more than just high-end clothes! The Chanel designer recently revealed his plans to open a 270-room, 20-story luxury hotel in Macau, China.

“An entire hotel designed by me,” he said in a statement. “It’s the first time for me! I think the idea is great!”

Macau is currently the only area in China where gambling is legal. In 2012, it made $38 billion in gambling revenue—nearly six times the profit of Las Vegas. The 80-year-old fashion designer is partnering with SJM, the largest casino operator in Macau, to develop the property under his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld Greater China.

The property is currently expected to open in 2017 in Lisboa Palace.