Conceived by the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the lavish Macau hotel was his final interior design project and “showcases his incomparable creative vision”. Jenny Southan reports
Slated to open next month, the Karl Lagerfeld Macau will be an opulent five-star hotel set within the Grand Lisboa Palace resort.
Combining “immaculate interiors with unrivaled hospitality”, the tower will be the only hotel in the world that was wholly designed by Lagerfeld, who passed away in 2019.
Every element in the hotel is said to “exude his unparalleled creativity”, from the extravagant room décor and large-scale installations, to the bathrobes and bedsheets.Owned by SJM Resorts SA, the Karl Lagerfeld Macau will have 271 rooms, Mesa restaurant, a Book Lounge featuring 4,000 books, and a spa and wellness centre with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.Lagerfeld’s design concept is said to have stemmed from a “sophisticated reimagining of modern Chinoiserie fused with traditional craftsmanship, bold colors and patterns meet tailored silhouettes”.All of the rooms and suites showcase both traditional Chinese design and contemporary Western aesthetics. Custom headboards were inspired by auspicious Chinese coins that represent good fortune, while porcelain vases were handmade in Jingdezhen and circular room dividers were inspired by traditional Chinese moon gates.
Reflecting Karl Lagerfeld’s passion for collaboration, specially commissioned furnishings include exquisite sculptures by Dutch artist Marcel Wanders and French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, and Terzani chandeliers.
The Karl Lagerfeld brand has more than 120 stores worldwide, with key locations in Paris, London, Munich, Dubai and Shanghai, plus a pop-up in Milan.