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Wednesday 18 November 2020

16:00

Ian Schrager

Founder & Chairman of the Ian Schrager Company

Will we ever travel again? The future of the hospitality industry.

Will we ever go out again? Or go on holiday? What will the travel and hospitality industry look like in future? Ian Schrager, the man who made disco rock at Studio 54 and then went on to create the ’boutique’ or ‘style’ hotel, tells John Arlidge.

Ian Schrager

Since the 70’s, entrepreneur Ian Schrager, Founder and Chairman of the Ian Schrager Company, has achieve international recognition concepts that have revolutionised the entertainment, residential and hospitality industries.

His keen instincts for the mood and feel of popular culture were honed during the 70’s and 80’s, when he and his late business partner, Steve Rubell, created the legendary Studio 54 and Palladium nightclubs. They soon turned their attention to the hotel business opening Morgans Hotel in 1984, introducing the concept of the ‘boutique hotel’ to the world.

He is currently working on two new hotel brands. The first, PUBLIC, is a new genre of hotel offering great value, service and style. The second, EDITION, is a partnership with Marriott International and combines Ian’s style with the operational scale and expertise of Marriott.