May 27, 2004 |
Entertainment executive Mindy Herman seems a ripe subject these days for her cable channel's own trademark show, "E! True Hollywood Story." As soon as today, Herman's four-year reign as chief executive of E! Networks could come to an abrupt but lucrative end, according to well-placed sources. Among other things, she has been accused of abusing her power and behaving in decidedly undignified ways, including brawling in the parking lot of a Hollywood burlesque club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2002 |
Miramar Hotel developer Ian Schrager has revised his rebuilding plans, deciding to reconstruct the coastal landmark in stages rather than all at once. "In many ways, we would rather wait, follow our original plan and build the entire Miramar project all at once," the New York-based hotelier said in a statement. "Yet we listened to the community and the message was loud and clear ... to get started on this project."
February 15, 2006 |
Its luxury hotels may attract the hippest crowds, but shares of Morgans Hotel Group Co. didn't attract hordes of buyers on its first day of trading. Stock of the New York-based company, which owns stakes in nine luxury hotels, slipped 11 cents to $19.89 on Tuesday on Nasdaq. Investors paid $20 a share in the initial public offering Monday. The company sold 18 million shares of stock at the midpoint of its expected price range set by underwriters Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch & Co.
August 2, 1998
Hotel impresario Ian Schrager, whose hip holdings include West Hollywood's Mondrian and Miami Beach's Delano, is on a buying spree that includes the historic-but-faded 214-room Miramar in Montecito and 684-room St. Moritz in Manhattan. He's also casting his buying eye on The Clift in San Francisco, which he already manages.
March 8, 1999 |
The seduction campaign began a month ago. In the mail was an acrylic box containing tiny puzzle pieces that spelled: "We hope to see you soon." Next came a tin of bandage strips. Printed on the wrappers was "Let us take care of you." A nostalgic View-Master with tiny photographs of romantic rooms was followed by a postcard that repeated the wish for an encounter. A puzzle, bandages, View-Master--what's the link between these seemingly unrelated objects? The Mondrian hotel on the Sunset Strip.
HOME & GARDEN
February 5, 2004
Hollyhock, the quietly glamorous, high-ticket antiques and home furnishings store, has always been a place where the worlds of design, Hollywood and high society come together on a handful of evenings each year to hear celebrated designers talk about the elements of style. Most recently, the West Hollywood store played host to New York power design team Stephen Sills and James Huniford, whose clients have included Vera Wang, Tina Turner and Ian Schrager.
September 10, 2000
The landmark, 8-decade-old Clift Hotel in San Francisco, which was bought by entrepreneur Ian Schrager earlier this year, will auction off the lion's share of its furnishings on Tuesday to make way for renovation work. A reservations clerk at the hotel said last week that "we're renovating a few floors at a time," and the hotel will remain open during the process.
August 20, 2003 |
New York hotelier Ian Schrager, whose high-design properties cater to affluent travelers, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for his plush Clift Hotel in San Francisco's theater district. The historic 373-room Clift has been suffering along with the rest of the San Francisco hotel market. The Bay Area has seen a dramatic drop in tourism and business travel since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000
It was, apparently, the redefinition of "cool." The Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood is paying a high price, more than $1 million, to nine former bellmen who didn't fit a rather limited definition of the cool Hollywood image. Did the bellmen fail in their service to the customer? Were they rude? Were there serious performance issues? No. But they were, according to a handwritten memo by owner Ian Schrager, "too ethnic." Oops.