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Marriott and Schrager Team Up For Coolest or Lamest Hotel Ever

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Man about town Andrew Blum points us to what we imagine to be the most interesting series of top secret meetings ever: Ian Schrager and Bill Marriott discussing their converging futures in creating “the next generation of boutique hotels.” The Slatin Report has the official scoop on the deal, in which we learn that Marriott had been looking for a boutique partner, but just couldn’t find the right one. Until Schrager started painting his walls and hanging up some sparkly lights:

The octogenarian said that, after reading about Schrager’s Gramercy Park property last year, he “rushed” to see it from his summer home in New Hampshire and toured it with Schrager. He was particularly impressed, he said, by Schrager’s introduction of “colors” and “chandeliers”–in other words, by the hotelier’s move beyond his trademark ultra-cool, black and white interiors to a warmer, more paletted and softer look.

We can see the Marriott By Schrager now…Marriott buys new sconces and throws on some techno in the lobby, and Schrager starts making these really kick ass floral comforters.

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