Karl Lagerfeld has signed a deal to help design a 270-room hotel in Macau, southern China. The Chanel helmer said that the hotel would be “kind of 19th-century style, but I want it modern at the same time”.

The 20-storey tower is set to open in 2017 and will be part of the future Lisboa Palace luxury development – which will also include a Versace-themed hotel designed by the brand. Karl Lagerfeld‘s hotel will be every bit as grand as you might expect.

“[I will approach the project] like my own houses and apartments, but I have more houses than I need, and I don’t want to do any more,” Lagerfeld told WWD. “So I can – how could I say? – get rid of my frustration by doing hotels.”

KARL LAGERFELD HOTEL DESIGN IN MACAU