Top 5 Luxe Projects By Hotel Legend Ian Schrager
October 25, 2012
Photo: Gramercy Park Hotel
Ian Schrager is a lot of things. Entrepreneur. Developer. Designer. Now, Architizer A+ Awards juror. While he may have made his name with Studio 54 over 30 years ago, Schrager casts a long shadow over the global hotel industry. He’s credited with the conception of the “boutique hotel”, which he successful implemented with the opening of the Morgans in 1984. Later, he would up the ante with the Delano Hotel in Miami and the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, both proto-”resort hotels” that integrated high-design in spectacular locales. In 2005, after cutting his ties to the Morgans Hotel Group, Schrager founded the Ian Schrager Company, which would go on to shape the cityscape of New York and beyond. Projects like 40 Bond, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and the renovation of Gramercy Park Hotel, a collaboration between Schrager and artist Julian Schnabel, have set the bar for all others to follow.
We were so thrilled that Schrager jumped aboard for the A+ Awards, we figured we’d round up some of his best and most recognizable projects from the last decade. You’re definitely going to want to click through.