The World’s Only Karl Lagerfeld Designed Hotel Is Set To Open This Summer

Emma Hodgson   |   19-05-2023

The late, great Karl Lagerfeld was not someone who did things by halves. In his latter years – when many would happily spend their time retired and playing the occasional game of golf – he not only continued to contribute to some of the leading fashion houses of the world, but also had one final project he was working on – the world’s first and only Karl Lagerfeld hotel.

Lagerfeld spent years meticulously developing the design of the property which is set to open next month in the autonomous region of Macau, China. 

The library, inspired by Lagerfeld’s home in Paris

The new property – dubbed The Karl Lagerfeld Macau – will be home to 271 rooms, and feature a book lounge, with more than 4,000 books inspired by Lagerfeld’s own library in Paris. Other key features include a restaurant by renowned chef Jose Avillez, and a spar with both indoor and outdoor pools.

As one would imagine, equal care has been shown in the thoughtful decor throughout the property, with unique artworks commissioned by Dutch artist Marcel Wanders and French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.

Chinese influence can also be seen through many of the details in the new hotel. Such as the custom headboards in each of the rooms and suites, inspired by auspicious Chinese coins as well as decorative porcelain vases which were handmade in the Chinese region of Jingdezhen.