Venue Profile: Ian Schrager's PUBLIC Hotel

Has the reign of the velvet rope come to an end? New Yorkers may be quick to say no, but if the king of exclusivity thinks otherwise, we’re listening. The city is buzzing with the opening of Ian Schrager’s PUBLIC Hotel, a luxury property that extends an open invitation to all.

“PUBLIC is the people’s hotel, it’s about inclusivity, not exclusivity. And all of the different elements that we are bringing together in one place: great style, great fun, at a great price,” said Schrager. And so it is. Located at 215 Chrystie Street, the refined rooms at PUBLIC start at just $150 a night.

Schrager teamed up with Jean-Georges Vongerichten for the extensive food and beverage program. As such, vegan-friendly PUBLIC Kitchen will top your list of must-try restos. Grab a casual meal at grocer-meets-luncheonette Louis, or a bite at the various bars strewn throughout the space.

Speaking of bars, there’s one for just about every occasion. The Lobby Bar, a Schrager icon, is perfect for working and socializing alike. Just in time (and aptly-named) for rooftop season, The Roof is an indoor/outdoor venue boasting killer 360-degree views of the city. Stylish, sophisticated, sexy Diego is an intimate bar described as akin to a gentleman’s club in London, so there's that.

PUBLIC wouldn't be complete without a nod to Schrager’s Studio 54 days. Artists, musicians and beyond will take the stage at PUBLIC Arts, an avant-garde multimedia performance space.

The LES property provides the perfect combination of opulence and downtown grit, and has already proven to be a hit among the most discerning NYC partygoers.

Learn more about PUBLIC here.

Event Spotlight: The Fashion Culture Design Unconference

The Fashion Culture Design Unconference returns this year on Friday, June 16. Not your typical conference, the event promises debate and innovation, not pitches. 

Industry leaders will unite at the The New School University Center Tishman Auditorium to discuss the most influential trends of today--as well as those that have lost their luster. Over the course of ten conversations, panels will explore everything from data and advertising to fashion week and women in business. 

Attendees can expect to hear from Droga5 CEO Andrew Essex, as he questions the pulse of the advertising industry. Ahead of the opening of his new, aptly-named Public hotel, Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager will talk exclusivity and whether the velvet rope has lost its authority. Meanwhile, designer Jeff Staple will lead the conversation on predicting just what Gen Z will want next.

Additional speakers include designer Zac Posen, Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, InStyle EIC Laura Brown and CFDA President and CEO Steven Kolb. Co-hosted by conference founder Simon Collins, alongside Hitha Herzong, the event takes a raw, honest approach to the most challenging topics in fashion, culture and design.

Buy tickets here - members may use the code PRNET25 for a 25% discount.

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