Combining style and extravagance in a way that completely befits its namesake, The Karl Lagerfeld Macau- an opulent, five- star hostel conceived by the late developer is opening on China’s southern seacoast this summer.
The Karl Lagerfeld Macau, positioned at The Grand Lisboa Palace Resort, is the only hostel in the world to have been wholly designed by the fashion hustler and former Chanel creative director, from the lavish apartments right down to the bathrobes and bedsheets. Slated to open in June this time, there are 271 apartments at the hostel, each inspired by Chinese art suppose custom- made headboards that reflect motifs set up on coins, demitasse vases handwrought in Jingdezhen and indirect room separations grounded on traditional Chinese moon gates.
The rest of the hostel showcases a ultramodern, reimagined Chinoiserie aesthetic, fused with artificer, bold colours and a gyroplane, Western aesthetic. The Mesa eatery will feature a incomparable menu by award- winning cook José Avillez, while rest and relaxation come courtesy of a 4,000- book library and a gym and heartiness centre, complete with several pools. Lagerfeld’s passion for cultural collaboration can be seen throughout the space, with especially commissioned furnishings including exquisite puppets by Dutch artist Marcel Wanders and French artist Jean- Michel Othoniel, and Terzani chandeliers.
Possessed by SJM Resorts, The Karl Lagerfeld Macau is the rearmost addition to the hospitality group’s astral array of fine hospices. Before his death in 2019, the developer worked in close cooperation with SJM on the design for several times, making this one of his grandest and most particular interiorprojects.However, this hostel fits the fashionable bill, If ever there were a truly couture hostel experience.