New York: First Kanye, Now Karl Takes Over The Mercer Hotel

Way, way, way back before Kanye West turned into one-half of Kimye, he once semi-permanently lived at Soho’s ultra cool Mercer Hotel. He then later hooked up The Mercer star with tickets to his concert. An employee even wrote in to tell HotelChatter just how nice Kanye was to them.

We wonder if Uncle Karl will be just as nice.

Page Six reports that fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has taken over three floors of the hotel while he’s in town to celebrate his item for Louis Vuitton–a $ 175,00 punching bag emblazoned with LVs. Hmmm…we also can’t help but wonder if he’s looking to The Mercer for ideas for his next hotel

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Macau: Are We Ready For This? Karl Lagerfeld to Design The Fashion-Branded Hotel in Macau

We seriously thought Missoni Hotels would be a contender for the “fashion-branded” hotel opening at the Lisboa Palace, a hotel casino complex coming to Macau. But then Carslon Rezidor Hotel Group announced that Missoni Hotels would be closing down as of this June.

We thought Armani Hotels might also be a contender, especially since it could somewhat complement the Palazzo Versace from Donatella Versace that’s also to open in the Lisboa Palace. But it turns out, our last suggestion was very right.

Also, Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel has been dabbling in the hotel design arts as of late. Perhaps the Cotai Strip could be his very first Karl Lagerfeld-branded Hotel. But

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Paris: Now The Crillon in Paris Will Get The Karl Lagerfeld Touch

Two words were all it took to get Sofitel So Singapore on our list of five openings we’re excited for in 2014: Karl. Lagerfeld. How could we not?

What’s more, we think the Kaiser might be a pretty strong contender for next year’s list already, with the news that he will be designing two top-end suites for Hotel de Crillon in Paris, now confirmed as a Rosewood Hotel when it reopens in 2015. Radha Arora, president of Rosewood, let Choupette out of the bag to Women’s Wear Daily it seems, which has Arora quoted as saying that “no one understands Paris or the heritage of the Crillon

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