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Karl Lagerfeld to Design Hotel Suites in Paris

The Chanel creative director has been commissioned to design two suites for the famed Hotel de Crillon.
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Karl Lagerfeld has landed a new design gig -- and this time, it involves a hotel.

The creative director of Chanel has been tapped to design two suites for Paris' famed Hotel de Crillion, which is currently closed for restoration until 2015. The fashion designer, who has a keen eye for recognizing skillful, Parisian craftsmanship, will help turn the suites into what he envisions as "grand apartments."

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"We are delighted that Karl Lagerfeld has agreed to work with us on the restoration of Hotel de Crillon," said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotel & Resorts, the parent company of the Crillion. "Our core philosophy is 'A Sense of Place,' and no one understands Paris or the heritage of Hotel de Crillon better than Mr. Lagerfeld."

As Telegraph points out, this isn't the first time Lagerfeld has designed for a hotel -- he's worked on Hotel Metropole's poolside and restaurant decor in Monte Carlo, created the Sofitel So Singapore's emblem and oversaw the Alma Schlosshotel's interiors in Berlin.

Renovation for the Crillon, which was originally built in 1758, is being overseen by architect Richard Martinet with interiors by Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer under the artistic direction of Aline d'Amman.

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