Leave it to American entrepreneur, hotelier and real estate developer Ian Schrager to throw the party of the century. Last Tuesday night a star studded, A-list crowd gathered at The Times Square Edition for its luxurious and opulent grand opening. Living legends Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers gave a very exclusive private concert to end the night.
The soiree started with a sophisticated candlelit dinner at The Terrace restaurant where guests feasted over a unique dining experience developed by Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser, drinks at the bar followed and a surprise performance by Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers and Chic in the Paradise Club rounded off the already sensational night.
— Lorenzo (@lzoatkinson) March 13, 2019
Ian Schrager’s latest partnership with Marriott International, the Times Square Edition boasts an impressive 452 rooms, two restaurants by famed NYC Michelin-starred chef John Fraser and a boundary-pushing nightclub and cabaret theater — all in a 42-story tower right in the middle of New York City’s most tourist-saturated neighborhood.
The undertaking here is huge: make Times Square cool again for the underserved market of affluent, culturally savvy and service-savvy New Yorkers who developed a natural aversion to the always crowded and uber touristy area. But if there’s someone that can do it, that’s exactly Studio 54 co-founder and boutique hotel creator Ian Schrager. And getting Cara Delevingne, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Suki Waterhouse, Elsa Hosk to attend and Diana Ross to perform is a start (and a pretty good one may we add).