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In partnership with Herzog & de Meuron, the Ian Schrager Company has created a minimalist’s paradise in the form of PUBLIC. Despite its promise of “Luxury for All,” the hotel does not compromise on design. It is not shabby chic, retro, industrial, reclaimed, or the ubiquitous Brooklyn look. Instead, its simplicity is the epitome of sophistication. Ian Schrager’s reputation is closely associated with the glitz and glamour of Studio 54 and Palladium nightlife. By teaming up with Herzog & de Meuron, a Swiss firm known for thoughtful and integrated responses to program and materials, Schrager has managed to create an experience that caters to a broad market without resorting to subpar design.

Ian Schrager, a legendary figure in the hospitality industry and the visionary behind Studio 54, is the mastermind behind PUBLIC Hotel. For over four decades has been a trailblazer, transforming the entertainment and hospitality sectors with his trensetting concepts.

He is renowned for pioneering the hotel as a home away from home, the hotel as a stage, “cheap chic” and lobby socializing. Schrager’s ability to capture the essence of popular culture was honed during the 1970s and 1980s when he and his late business partner, Steve Rubell, created the iconic Studio 54 and Palladium nightclubs. His wealth of experience and expertise culminates in the unparalleled experience of PUBLIC Hotel.

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Very cool restaurants have been introduced at PUBLIC. In bustling NYC, where culinary experiences from around the world converge, there is a new dining destination that holds promises. At POPULAR, diners can indulge in the authentic and healthy cuisine of Chef Diego Munoz, whose culinary prowess is known throughout the world. Munoz brings to New York the best of Peruvian cuisine, a fusion of various culinary traditions from global influences.

While for those looking for a more casual dining experience, LOUIS at PUBLIC is a fast gourmet food bazaar and bakery that also serves coffee and tea. With a range of offerings from Chef Diego Muñoz and curated street foods by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser, LOUIS offers a variety of high and low cuisine that will satisfy any palate.

Whether dining in the elegant dining room or enjoying the al fresco ambiance of Bowery Garden, POPULAR and LOUIS are culinary experiences that will take diners on a journey around the world. With their focus on quality, authenticity, and healthy ingredients, these restaurants are the perfect places to indulge in a bit of gastronomic adventure while in New York City.

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New York is on your wishlist? Think no more, and plan your stay at PUBLIC Hotels.


Franco-Lebanese luxury industry enthusiast, Aya Mechelany, writes features across all editorial pillars of KHAMSA. With the goal of finding contemporary & cool subjects from her own personal experience, as well as her passions and inspirations, Aya deep dives into various subjects to inspire and excite like-minded readers.