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With the Public Hotel, Ian Schrager is Reinventing Luxury Hospitality. Again.

Metropolis asks the legendary hotelier and architect Ascan Mergenthaler of Herzog & de Meuron to break down the details of their new tough luxe hotel in New York.
 

Public Hotel Interior Design


Ian Schrager is an ideas man.

The hospitality mogul’s sprawling West Village office embodies his frenetic genius: Renderings and design experiments from his projects are tacked onto the walls, hanging alongside well-wishes from celebrity associates over the years. Schrager has written down and laminated some of his epiphanies about innovation, which he references excitedly as he discusses his latest developments.

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Is Palm Springs’s Low-Slung Midcentury Sensibility Under Attack?

Palm Springs has cemented its reputation as a mecca for midcentury modernism fanatics, but if the latest boutique hotel boom is any indication, the California city isn’t exactly content being a time capsule. Granted, the demolition of the 1960s Spa Hotel and the subsequent plans to plonk down a 15-story, 350-room hotel/mall is rightfully driving locals to rise up in arms; but until the 510,000-square-foot project gets built out by 2026, the dessert city is finding ways to keep its mellow profile while modifying it for the times.

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Is Palm Springs’s Low-Slung Midcentury Sensibility Under Attack?

Palm Springs has cemented its reputation as a mecca for midcentury modernism fanatics, but if the latest boutique hotel boom is any indication, the California city isn’t exactly content being a time capsule. Granted, the demolition of the 1960s Spa Hotel and the subsequent plans to plonk down a 15-story, 350-room hotel/mall is rightfully driving locals to rise up in arms; but until the 510,000-square-foot project gets built out by 2026, the dessert city is finding ways to keep its mellow profile while modifying it for the times.

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