A self-professed fan of hotel living, Karl Lagerfeld has been tapped to design two luxurious suites at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, currently undergoing a major renovation and slated to reopen in 2015.
Built in 1758 at the request of Louis XV, Hôtel de Crillon, once a private home to Count Crillon and his family, was reinvented as a hotel in 1908 and quickly climbed into acclaim with top-notch chefs and an air of elegance.
The goal of the restoration, which is headed up by a team of Parisian decorators, is to add a contemporary vibe and look without compromising historical design features.
WWD reports that Lagerfeld has been invited to design two of its most prestigious suites, which he views as “grand apartments”.
“No one understands Paris or the heritage of the Crillon better than Mr. Lagerfeld,” declared Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, in charge of managing the landmark 18th-century hotel on the Place de la Concorde.
In recent years, Lagerfeld has dabbled increasingly in home objects and interior design. He conceived the decor for poolside and a restaurant at the Hôtel Métropole in Monte-Carlo, created the emblem for new Sofitel So Singapore and oversaw interiors of the Alma Schlosshotel in Berlin.