An Evening with Ian Schrager

Since the 70's, entrepreneur Ian Schrager, Founder and Chairman of Ian Schrager Company, has achieved international recognition for concepts that have revolutionized the entertainment, residential and hospitality industries. His passionate commitment to the modern lifestyle has been expressed through a series of pioneering concepts including Studio 54 and Palladium nightclubs, 50 Gramercy Park North, 40 Bond, 215 Chrystie Street and 160 Leroy residential developments and Morgans Hotel Group, EDITION Hotels and PUBLIC Hotels. Ian Schrager's ground-breaking concepts have changed the business and set industry standards that continue to be imitated throughout the world.

Following Ian’s lecture, there will be a fireside chat moderated by Naftali Holtz, Global Head of Lodging and Leisure in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is active in strategic advisory and financing transactions for companies in the lodging, hospitality, travel and leisure sectors. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Naftali was an associate at Bear Stearns & Co. in the Healthcare investment banking group. Prior to that, Naftali served as an officer in the Israeli Air Force. Naftali received an MBA degree from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business and a B.Sc in Computer Sciences and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

This lecture is sponsored by the Real Estate Development Club at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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