Hotel developer and CEO of Fortuna Realty, the Iranian-born Morris Moinian, also happens to be the man behind Hotel Indigo Chelsea. Though Moinian has been successful with his Chelsea property, it is undecided whether the new Soho/Tribeca building will become an Indigo or not. Construction is scheduled to begin in several months, with an estimated 2013 completion.
Later next week, HotelChatter will sit down with Moinian himself to get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of hotel ownership. Moinian, among other topics, will touch on how he helped "push Indigo into a higher gear," and what exactly the "electric moment" is.
[Photo: HotelChatter / Fortuna Realty]