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What Ian Schrager Expects From Hotels of the Future (Or At Least Next Year)

May 9, 2012 at 4:53 PM | by | ()

Conde Nast Traveler interviewed hotelier Ian Schrager about the three biggest trends he expects to see from hotels in 2013. Sorry, all you good-looking bellmen currently employed by too-cool boutique hotels--you might be out of the job.

Schrager says that hotels will start stripping down and getting rid of "flourishes" like elaborate room service menus, fine china and even bellman.

If you’ve gotten your bag through the airport, you can likely get it up to your room without six guys—and the need to tip each one.

Whoa. Has Schrager been reading our hotel diary? (Apparently so.) Schrager also says functionality is in, while fancy schmancy is out.

Marble fixtures don’t equal luxury anymore. What’s luxurious is at least three square feet on which you can spread out your toiletries.

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The Bellmen at The Muse Hotel Have Been Silenced

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  Site Where: 130 West 46th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
May 20, 2011 at 9:02 AM | by | ()

It may take a little longer to get a cab at the Muse Hotel in Manhattan but your wait might be more peaceful.

The bellmen at the hotel have agreed to hand over their whistles, which have been a scourge on the neighborhood's ears for quite some time, even prompting the NY Times to write a story about the ear-shattering trills.

Now the paper is reporting that the hotel has given into the demands of the neighborhood and bellmen will instead flag down taxis the old-fashioned way--by waving their index finger in the air. Not surprisingly, the bellmen are unhappy about this.

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