Once again the messiah of the fashion kingdom has been commissioned to design luxurious suites at a luxury hotel. We fear to lose Karl Lagerfeld to the world of interior designing as the creative designer has been touching many projects involving transformation of hotel décor. Scheduled to open up in 2015, Hotel de Crillon in Paris is currently undergoing a major renovation. And Karl has been roped in to design two of the hotel’s deluxe suites.
“Grand apartments” is how Lagerfeld spells out about the two suites that he is working on. The Chanel head limits his creativity skills to just two suites while the rest of the hotel is undergoing renovation under the guidance of architect Richard Martinet. The interiors of this historic luxury hotel are being take care of by Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer under the artistic direction of Aline d’Amman.
Radha Arora, president of the Crillon’s parent company Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, states that “No one understands Paris or the heritage of the Crillon better than Mr. Lagerfeld.” The designer has already waved his magic wand over the poolside and restaurant décor of Hôtel Métropole in Monte-Carlo. He was also involved in designing the emblem for new Sofitel So Singapore as well as interiors of the Alma Schlosshotel in Berlin.
Located at the foot of the Champs-Élysées, Hôtel de Crillon is one of two identical stone palaces on the Place de la Concorde. The building was first built in 1758 to be transformed into a hotel in 1909. This masterpiece of 18th century architecture has closed its doors in order to build a future as bright as it’s past: one that is inspired by the hotel’s glorious history, respectful of its traditions and faithful to its character. The renovations will further enhance the majesty and elegance of this exceptional place, while conserving the spirit of its prestigious 18th century edifice.