Sunday, 20 November 2011

Ian Schrager's St Martins Lane & the Sanderson & the Gramercy Park Hotel NYC

So after the GQ Style and Carolina Herrara 212VIP Party

at the St Martin's Lane Hotel

 we went to another Ian Schrager Hotel - Part of the
Morgans Hotel Group - to the Garden at the Sanderson for drinks.

shoes: Dune

St Martins Lane Hotel Lobby
here they have the great Light Bar, Asia de Cuba Restaurant and Bungalow 8 Club

Izzy Jaffer and Cinta Miller
at the Sanderson

Cinta and Me

The Garden at the Sanderson
here you can have a Mad Hatters Tea
There is a great restaurant Suka, the Purple Bar and the Long Bar

The Long Bar at the Sanderson



Lobby with Lip Sofa

The lobby is fun! Xx

The Lifts are like walking into space ...

Chanel Chainsaw

This made me look up all about Ian Schrager - the 'King of Cool' Himself

'It is possible that Ian Schrager has done more to bring design to the Travel Experience than an other living person single-handedly reinventing the Hotel as a site of electrifying Cultural Significance' Travel + Leisure

Ian Schrager with his late business partner Steve Rubell created Studio 54 in 1977 - New Yorks Hippest Night club where Bianca Jagger celebrated her birthday riding a horse half naked through the club.

Watch the History on YouTube
including Truman Capote, Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, Shirley Maclaine, Warren Beatty, 
Jerry Hall, Blondie, Grace Jones, Bianca Jagger, Calvin Klein, Rock Hudson, Liza Minelli, Freddie Mercury & Brooke Shields 

and Listen to the MUSIC! Xx

They created the Palladium in 1985.  In 1984 they opened Morgans Hotel starting the concept of the boutique hotel.  Then followed the Royalton and the Paramount introducing 'lobby socializing' where the hotel lobby became a new kind of gathering place for guest and New York City residents alike.

Ian Schrager has created these incredible 'Urban resorts' 
check the links below and explore these amazing Hotels

the Delano Hotel in Miami

the Mondrian in West Hollywood

 the Hudson Hotel in New York

the Clift Hotel in San Francisco

 St Martins Lane Hotel
and the Sanderson Hotel
 in London.

Schrager left Morgans in 2005 and renewed the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City and realized two groundbreaking residential properties, 40 Bond and 50 Gramercy Park North. He is currently working on launching 2 new hotel brands in various 24 hour gateway cities around the world.

PUBLIC is the first of the 2 new brands being launched by Schrager.

With Public Ian Schrager has taken the best from the luxury, boutique/lifestyle sets and select service and created a new breed of Hotel.  The first is PUBLIC Chicago which opened on October 11 2011 a transformation of the iconic Ambassodor East Hotel and its legendary PUMP Room Restaurant.

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Look out for Edition Hotels the next Chapter in the lifestyle hotel story.

"Together Marriott and I have a new vision and plan to radically rethink and catapult the boutique/lifestyle category hotel into the present by capturing the spirit of the times," said Schrager.


The Gramercy Park Hotel

The Gramercy Park Hotel is an Ian Schrager collaboration with Julian Schnabel- a rebirth 
of a Bohemian Legend.

Designed originally by Robert T Lyons and built by developer brother Bing and Bing it was first opened in 1925.  Built on the estate of architect Stanford White's home where Edith Wharton had been born.  The GPH had always been a Downtown Hotel where generations of artists, writers and musicians have stayed. 
Humphrey Bogart got married here, S.J. Perelman lived here because it reminded him of London.  Babe Ruth drank at the bar. 

The  Renaissance colour palette is inspired by Raphael.

There are objects designed by Julian Schnabel and a custom Venetian glass chandelier.

The collection of Art and objects is 'Madly Eclectic and entirely unpredictable' 
You can see works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Keith Haring and Julian Schnabel in the lobby. 
Guest curators are invited to exhibit art so the works change regularly.

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Above the terrace Restaurant and bar

It has maintained its individualistic spirit.  
check this link for their celebrity parties

 guests include keith richards, pattie hanson, scarlett johansson, justin timberlake, rachel zoe, domenico dolce stefano gabbana, madonna, halle berry, marc jacobs, francesco costa, sante d'orazio, anna wintour, steven klein, sheryl crow, lauren bacall, marisa tomei, andre leon talley, eve, robert de niro, theodora & alexandra richards, zac posen, 
ll cool j, zac posen, fabien baron, kate hudson and donatella versace among others ... 

They have a great blog too!! Xx

So visit yourself a Schrager Hotel soon

 you have plenty to choose from

Until next time  J Xx

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