August 28, 2013

Top 5 Luxury Hotel Projects By Legend Ian Schrager

Let’s talk about Ian Schrager. Ready? It’s a radical trip from the life of a one man, here New York Design Agenda decided to share with you some amazing hotels in New York and around the world designed by Ian Schrager.

Entrepreneur. Developer. Designer. Visionaire. Ground breaking mind.
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 considered the first “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. An amazing portfolio we will dive in right away with some of his best and most recognizable projects from the last decade:

40 Bond
Bond Street/New York
Designed by Herzog & de Meuron
Learn more about this project here.



50 Gramercy Park North
Gramercy/New York
Conceived by Ian Schrager with design by architect John Pawson
Learn more about this project here.



Gramercy Park Hotel
Gramercy/New York
Interior renovation of historic Gramercy Park Hotel by Ian Schrager and artist Julian Schnabel
Learn more about this project here. As seen on our previous hotel publication.



Istanbul EDITION Hotel
EDITION hotels conceived by Ian Schrager and Marriott hotels/Istanbul EDITION designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates
Learn more about this project here.




PUBLIC Chicago
Former Ambassador East Hotel/Chicago
PUBLIC hotels conceived by Ian Schrager
Learn more about this project here.



The legacy is not stopping, Ian’s having some hot projects in hands mainly on the Middle East. Stay in touch, we will cover everything.