Where Legends Slept
The Chelsea Hotel has seen plenty of drama over the years, from the drunkards and artists boarding in its rooms to those boarders and the management. Now, it looks like a bidding war could break out between two of the city’s biggest hoteliers.
While it had been reported that Ian Schrager was not interested in Read More
Ian Schrager has lived more lives than Super Mario. There was the club owner, the convict, the boutique hotelier, the developer.
Now, according to The Journal, Schrager is launching two new hotel chains with plans of world, or at least hotel, domination.
This prince of pillow mints pioneered the small, quirky boutique hotel Read More
“I did this for me and my family,” Ian Schrager told Vanity Fair recently. “After a lifetime of trying to create spaces for everyone else, this is the first time I did it for myself.”
Mr. Schrager, the pioneering boutique hotelier, was referring to his palatial penthouse apartment at 40 Bond Street, Read More
Lap of Luxury
Developer and skyscraper collector Aby Rosen is known for his flare. The 81st most powerful man in local real estate is a connoisseur whose buildings are practically an extension of his extensive art collection — for every Warhol, Hering and Hirst, there is a Seagrams Building, a Lever House, a 40 Bond. He’s Read More
“You stopped me right before I could walk in and get too liquored up!” prolific restaurateur Danny Meyer told the Daily Transom as he arrived at the Central Park Conservancy’s “Taste of Summer” benefit on Wednesday night, June 3.
An estimated crowd of about 1,000 had Read More
The 81-year-old Paramount Hotel, a 567-room Renaissance Revival building near Times Square, is on track to become a city landmark. The hotel has been listed on the agenda of tomorrow’s Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting, as has 46 West 55th Street, a brick and limestone townhouse a block north of Read More
Bravely disregarding their own safety, travelers at Kennedy Airport booed temperamental model Naomi Campbell as she cut in front of around 200 people to go to the front of the passport checking line. Ms. Campbell’s lawyer says the special treatment was for "security reasons." [R&M]
Sam Perry, the random campaign worker whose Read More
“It was almost like a first child,” famed hotelier Ian Schrager said of Morgans, his baptismal hotel project, which opened in 1984, at 237 Madison Avenue.
“Morgans was the one that started it all,” Mr. Schrager said, meaning not only his ever-expanding career as a hotel developer but also the revolutionary Read More
Whoo-hoo, we’re a week into the Tribeca Film Festival and we can hardly remember a time when it wasn’t Tribeca Film Festival time. We’ve now learned how to avoid the blinking-light madness of the red carpet, how to navigate the (sorta crazy) long lines outside the theaters, and that our laminated pass gets entree into Read More
So much for "Schrager Hotels."
Contrary to a recent report by the New York Post, godfather of hip hotels Ian Schrager is not pulling a Donald Trump by naming his new chain of trendy inns after himself.
The brand will instead be called "Edition," according to an announcement Tuesday by Mr. Read More