Karl Lagerfeld to create his own hotel in China

Karl Lagerfeld to create his own hotel in China

The designer's second hotel collaboration

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Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau hotel operator recently announced plans that the Chanel mastermind will design his very own hotel, to be opened by 2017

The luxury 270-room hotel will be situated in Macau, Southern China, with Lagerfeld stating that the hotel's design would be "kind of 19th-century style, but I want it modern at the same time".

This will be Lagerfeld's second time stepping into hospitality as he is already developing two luxury suites for the iconic Parisian hotel - Hôtel de Crillon.

"An entire hotel designed by me. It's the first time for me! I think the idea is great!" said Lagerfeld about the new hotel in China.

The 20-storey building is set to open by 2017 and will be part of the future Lisboa Palace luxury development — which will also include a Versace-themed hotel designed by the Italian fashion label.

"You know, Gabrielle Chanel always said, 'I only make dresses I would wear.' And I make only rooms where I would like to sleep. It's as simple as that," Lagerfeld said. "When I do a thing like this, I think, 'Would you live there or not? Do you want to wake up there? Do you think the bathroom is comfortable?' It's very childish thinking, but you know it's like the song 'My Way'."