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Ian Schrager's Distinctive Hotels

  1. Schrager at Work
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    Schrager at Work

    Ian Schrager at his Manhattan office

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  2. The Halston Days at Studio 54
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    The Halston Days at Studio 54

    From left. in order: Halston, Bianca Jagger, Jack Haley Jr., Liza Minnelli, and Michael Jackson relaxing at Studio 54, which Schrager co-founded in 1977 with Steve Rubell, who died in 1989.

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  3. Stars at the Hudson Hotel
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    Stars at the Hudson Hotel

    Paul McCartney (left) and Keith Richards chatted on New Year's Day, 2000, during a Jennifer Lopez party at New York's Hudson Hotel, which Schrager had just spent three years renovating

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  4. Hudson Hotel
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    Hudson Hotel

    The building now housing the Hudson Hotel in New York served as WNET's headquarters until Schrager took it over in 1997

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  5. Morgans Hotel
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    Morgans Hotel

    Morgans Hotel, a former flophouse, was Schrager and Rubell's first boutique accomodations venture. It opened in 1984 and became the flagship title of a hotel chain

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  6. Royalton Hotel
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    Royalton Hotel

    Vogue Editor Anna Wintour attended Schrager's party for Billy Norwich in 1991 at midtown New York's Royalton Hotel. Schrager's second boutique was famed for its busy, stylish lobby

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  7. Delano Hotel
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    Delano Hotel

    The swimming pool at the Delano Hotel in Miami's South Beach, which Schrager hired Philippe Starck to renovate in the 1990s

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  8. Delano Hotel
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    Delano Hotel

    Madonna and then-boyfried Carlos Leon at her birthday party at the Delano Hotel in Miami Beach in spring 1996

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  9. Delano Hotel
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    Delano Hotel

    Sean “Diddy” Combs at the Delano

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  10. Gramercy Park Hotel
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    Gramercy Park Hotel

    After he went independent in 2005, Schrader's first project was Manhattan's Gramercy Park Hotel, where Guy Ritchie posed with Madonna in late 2007

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  11. Gramercy Park Hotel
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    Gramercy Park Hotel

    Zooey Deschanel and Kate Bosworth sharing a laugh at the Gramercy Park Hotel

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  12. The London Edition Hotel
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    The London Edition Hotel

    The official launch of the London Edition also hosted the première of W magazine's September issue in 2013

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  13. The London Edition Hotel
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    The London Edition Hotel

    Cara Delevingne (top) and (from left) Emmanuel Ezugwu, Georgia May Jagger, Alexander Wang, Jourdan Dunn, Suki Waterhouse, Clara Paget, and an unspecified guest attending the London Edition opening on Sept. 14 in London

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