While there's, as yet, no news on the timescale for the project, there could be more developments in the pipeline: "we are committed to further develop this business and, as Versace is enjoying great momentum, we continue to evaluate new opportunities in various parts of the world," said Versace CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris.
Macau, which featured in last year's James Bond blockbuster "Skyfall," is one of China's two special administrative regions, alongside Hong Kong. The former Portuguese colony is the only part of the People's Republic where casinos are permitted, and it's a lucrative business. According to Bloomberg, Macau raked in around $38 billion from casinos in 2012 with tourist numbers from mainland China and Hong Kong growing year on year.
Luxury hotels are an increasingly big attraction for fashion brands: Giorgio Armani has two locations in Dubai and Milan, while fellow Italian label Bulgari has three hotels in London, Milan and Bali, restaurants in Japan and a new Shanghai spot set to open up in 2015.