We were all deeply saddened upon hearing about Karl Lagerfeld’s passing, but it seems his legacy will live on. Not only at the many fashion houses that the former creative director worked for, including Chanel, Fendi and Chloe, and not just in the world of fashion in general. As well as that, his designs will also be made eternal in the form of a Macau casino.
Casino company SJM Holdings Ltd had been working with Lagerfeld recently, in an attempt to construct a multi-billion-dollar casino designed by the fashion pioneer. Following his death, the company released a statement explaining that it was an honour for them to have worked with Lagerfeld, and that they were “deeply saddened” by his passing. On a positive note though, the company added that they are working towards completing The Karl Lagerfeld Hotel “as a legacy to his creative genius”.
Lagerfeld & The Grand Lisboa
Although casinos have a long legacy, much like Lagerfeld himself, they have become increasingly popular over the last few decades. This boom first began when places like Las Vegas and Macau began to attract more visitors, due to their massive casino resorts, shows and other vast variety of entertainment venues. More recently, the casino industry has been supported by it’s online counterpart as well. The iGaming industry, as it’s collectively known, provides modern and online casino games for players all around the world. If you can think of a topic or a franchise, chances are there’s an online casino game version of it, and players absolutely love them.
Not surprisingly, the popularity of online casinos has encouraged more tourists to visit places like Las Vegas and Macau than ever before, which in turn means that resort companies there need to keep up. Needless to say, we were pretty happy when it was revealed that one of the largest resort company’s in Macau, SMJ, would be partnering with Karl Lagerfeld to create a brand-new hotel within their Grand Lisboa resort.
The Karl Lagerfeld Hotel
Already, the Grand Lisboa resort is 261-metres tall with 47 individual floors, but they have spent the last five years working with Lagerfeld to create the dream hotel addition. Of course, this wasn’t the fashion mogul’s first venture into interior design, something that it seems he had been interested in for years. Lagerfeld first launched Karl Lagerfeld Hotels and Resorts back in 2016, having partnered with Brandmark Collective B.V.
It appears his dream was to translate his keen eye for fashion into the world of interior design, working on bespoke projects for hotels, homes and restaurants. One of his most impressive projects can still be visited at the Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris. We will also hopefully be able to see Lagerfeld’s incredible designs in the Grand Lisboa soon, with SMJ stating that the hotel could open as early as late 2019.
Interestingly, the same hotel will also be home to a Versace-inspired hotel in the future, so it seems the Grand Lisboa may have a chance of becoming the most fashionable casino on Earth. Even without the Versace-themed resort though, the Grand Lisboa is truly fashionable having worked with Karl Lagerfeld.
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