Karl Lagerfeld Has Enough Houses, Starts Designing Hotels



It’s clear that Karl Lagerfeld has a penchant for interior design.

He creates elaborate sets for his collections—Chanel’s Fall 2014 grocery store, anyone—redesigns hotels and pools, and now the Chanel and Fendi designer is off to build bigger and better things: a hotel!

“Like my own houses and apartments, but I have more houses than I need and I don’t want to do anymore. So I can—how could I say?—get rid of my frustrations by doing hotels,” Lagerfeld told Women’s Wear Daily.

The Kaiser signed a deal for a 270-room signature hotel in Macu, China that will be located in a 20-story building with the future Lisboa Palace luxury development, slated to open in 2017. This news is quite befitting a man who loves hotel living.

“You know, Gabrielle Chanel always said, ‘I only make dresses I would wear,’” Lagerfeld told WWD. “And I make only rooms where I would like to sleep. It’s as simple as that.”

He continued, “when I do a think 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.’”

… Karl’s way is just fine with us.