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Lagerfeld to design Macau hotel

Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator have announced plans for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.

The 270-room Karl Lagerfeld Hotel will open in 2017 in a 20-storey tower in the gambling enclave in southern China, according to Lagerfeld and the Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM).

"An entire hotel designed by me. It's the first time for me! I think the idea is great!" said Lagerfeld in a joint statement on Friday.

The announcement came after Lagerfeld startled visitors to Chanel's fashion show in Paris this week by holding the event in a full-scale recreation of a supermarket with Chanel-branded groceries.

The Lisboa Palace complex also is to include a Versace-themed hotel designed by the Italian fashion label and announced by SJM in September.

Friday's announcement gave no financial details.

Lagerfeld is chief designer for the Chanel and Fendi fashion houses and also has his own label.

In addition to clothing, he has designed a can for Diet Coke.

The Macau hotel is being developed under his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld Greater China.

The complex in Macau's Cotai neighbourhood will have casinos, restaurants and shopping and more than 2000 hotel rooms, according to SJM.

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