IAN SCHRAGER

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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.”

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