Chris Lenz at his party restaurant Igor’s in 2001. He cashed out of his restaurant group in 2009, travelled the world, and is now working on a heritage hotel in Panama. Photo: SCMP Chris Lenz at his party restaurant Igor’s in 2001. He cashed out of his restaurant group in 2009, travelled the world, and is now working on a heritage hotel in Panama. Photo: SCMP
Chris Lenz at his party restaurant Igor’s in 2001. He cashed out of his restaurant group in 2009, travelled the world, and is now working on a heritage hotel in Panama. Photo: SCMP

How Canadian made it big in Hong Kong nightlife, left to sail the world, and rocked up in Panama where he’s opening a heritage hotel

  • When Chris Lenz sold his Igor’s restaurant group, he built a yacht to sail the world with his family –always with an eye to retiring in Phuket, Thailand
  • But when they stopped in Panama, Lenz got bored and looked for a project. He’s poured his energies and money into a heritage hotel that’s opening in 2021

Topic |   Luxury travel
Chris Lenz at his party restaurant Igor’s in 2001. He cashed out of his restaurant group in 2009, travelled the world, and is now working on a heritage hotel in Panama. Photo: SCMP Chris Lenz at his party restaurant Igor’s in 2001. He cashed out of his restaurant group in 2009, travelled the world, and is now working on a heritage hotel in Panama. Photo: SCMP
Chris Lenz at his party restaurant Igor’s in 2001. He cashed out of his restaurant group in 2009, travelled the world, and is now working on a heritage hotel in Panama. Photo: SCMP
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