The International Society of Hospitality Consultants honours Ian Schrager with 2017 Pioneer Award

Posted in People on 8 February, 2017

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), the leading source for global hospitality expertise, awarded iconic hotelier Ian Schrager with the 2017 Pioneer Award on 25 January 2017 at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), for his outstanding impact on the hospitality industry.

For over five decades, Ian Schrager has set an unrivalled standard for hospitality, real estate and nightlife. Throughout his illustrious career, Schrager not only changed nightlife with Studio 54, but also pioneered the design-forward boutique boom and achieved international recognition for concepts such as: ‘lobby socialising’, ‘the hotel as home away from home’, ‘the hotel as theatre’, ‘cheap chic’, ‘the indoor/outdoor lobby’, ‘the urban resort’, and ‘the urban spa’ that have revolutionised the entertainment, residential and hospitality industries.

With the new opening of Schrager’s private label, PUBLIC Hotels, several luxury residential projects under development in New York City and over 20 EDITION hotels around the world in the pipeline under his partnership with Marriott, now is the ideal time to celebrate his groundbreaking five decades in business.

The Pioneer Award was established in 1996 by ISHC to recognise one individual each year for making an outstanding contribution, achievement and or improvement in the hospitality industry. Winners are selected based on three criteria: active involvement in the industry, their contribution to the industry, and personal/organisational attributes and qualities.

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