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Ian Schrager Company appoints CMO

US: Chelsea Olson has been named as the group’s chief marketing officer, working on both PUBLIC and EDITION branded properties. Olson joins Ian Schrager Company (ISC) with over 10 years of experience in hospitality and marketing, spanning media, editorial relations, communications and branding. She oversaw all marketing at EDITION Hotel’s

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Ian Schrager to headline Sleep Conference

UK: Boutique hotel pioneer Ian Schrager will address the London conference on November 20. Returning to London two months after the opening of Edition, his collaboration with Marriott, Schrager will join conference moderator Guy Dittrich on stage for “a candid conversation” on the first day of the conference. On the

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Schrager pledges $1m to Sorenson Hospitality Fund

US: Ian Schrager has donated $1 million to the Arne M. Sorenson Hospitality Fund, established by Marriott International to honour the legacy of the company’s late president and CEO. The donation to the fund will help support the career development programs of the Marriott-Sorenson Centre for Hospitality Leadership, which will

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Schrager buys $50 million NYC site for Public hotel

US: 25-storey mixed-use development will include Public hotel Ian Schrager, along with investors including developer Steve Witkoff, paid $50 million for the site at 215 Chrystie Street. Its plans for a 25-storey building include a hotel on the first 17 floors and residential on the remaining eight, totaling 376 keys.

EDITION names SVP and global MD
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EDITION names SVP and global MD

Worldwide: EDITION Hotels has appointed Josh Fluhr as senior vice president and global managing director, succeeding Dan Flannery.

Alderman steps down as CEO of RHGA
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Alderman steps down as CEO of RHGA

US: Jim Alderman has left his role as CEO of Radisson Hotel Group Americas (RHGA) to pursue other opportunities. Radisson said in a statement that the company is looking for a full-time replacement. Tom Buoy, Radisson’s CCO, will serve as interim CEO. Alderman joined RHGA as CEO in March 2020,

Reykjavik EDITION opens in November
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Reykjavik EDITION opens in November

Iceland: The Reykjavik EDITION will open on 9 November 2021, designed in collaboration with Ian Schrager Company and Roman and Williams. Consisting of 253 rooms, the hotel has been designed by local architecture firm T.ark and New York-based studio Roman and Williams. It is situated next to Harpa, a concert