AGE: 67. PROFESSION: Hotel entrepreneur and property owner. BACKGROUND: Grew up in Brooklyn. Founded the legendary nightclubs Studio 54 and Palladium in the 1970s, the chain Morgans Hotel Group during the 1980s, and Ian Schrager Company in 2005. The latter owns, runs and develops hotels and housing projects. CURRENTPROJECT: The Residences at The Miami Beach Edition and The Edition Hotels in Istanbul and London.
Personal. Ian Schrager is behind the intimate hotel trend and the expression boutique hotel. “I do what I like and hope there are people out there that share my taste.”