The Karl Lagerfeld, Macao’s first fashion hotel opens today Link copied
With an interior entirely conjured up by the late design maven, the new property raises Macao’s hotel tally to new heights.
Macao’s latest ultra-luxury fashion hotel, The Karl Lagerfeld, will throw open its doors to the public for the first time today.
Part of the HK$39 billion Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau in Cotai, the 271-key tower is the first in the world with an interior wholly designed by the late fashion legend, who died in February 2019.
A spokesman for the hotel said that every detail of the rooms and suites exemplifies the German designer’s pursuit of perfection, from specially commissioned furniture to the circular room dividers referencing traditional Chinese moon gates.
“The interior design of the hotel, with its unique and lavish blend of Chinese and Western aesthetics, showcases the creativity of the legendary Karl Lagerfeld, going beyond his widely-known accomplishments in fashion,” Daisy Ho, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SJM.
“We believe that our guests will be impressed by his iconic style that runs throughout the hotel tower. SJM is proud to bring The Karl Lagerfelf to Macao, a testament to the luxury and uniqueness of the Grand Lisboa Palace, the first integrated resort to introduce a fashion hotel concept to our city’s hospitality scene.”
The Chinoiserie-inspired room décor embodies Karl Lagerfeld’s cosmopolitan lifestyle and distinct aesthetic vision, adding that with each pattern, material and decoration personally conceived or selected by the designer, guests can expect to be amazed by a talent that knew no bounds.
Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of Karl Lagerfeld, said that the hotel tower was “a unique interior design project for Karl in China and a labour of love for over five years.
“He was able to complete the design before his passing – designing and approving each element of the hotel tower. He was extremely proud to have worked on a luxury project of this magnitude, with a team he loved, to create his vision of Europe meets China.
“It’s also a great point of pride for the brand to carry on his legacy, and we’re thrilled to have brought to life one of the final great accomplishments of his career.”
One of the key design points of the hotel is The Book Lounge in the lobby, which is said to derive direct inspiration from Karl Lagerfeld’s huge passion for books, and specifically the library at his photoshoot studio in Paris.
More than 4,000 books are on display, reflecting the late designer’s personal interests and inspirations, and selected by 7L Bookshop in Paris which he owned.