Nazarian strikes him as something different—a businessman rather than a romantic. A., and these concepts will be prototypes and will be duplicated in all the U. It’s a center of art, it’s a center of culture, it’s a center of entertainment. He bought the house for twelve and a half million, and keeps it filled with the furniture, down to the mattress, of its previous occupant, Jennifer Lopez.“I made my whole career here by taking weird, quirky, run-down restaurants and making them work, not by taking multi-million-dollar spaces designed by Philippe Starck,” Bolthouse said. He owns fifteen black sports cars, including a Porsche Carrera GT (“This is one of the fastest cars in the world. It does zero to sixty in 3.8 seconds”) and a Ferrari F430 (“This car you can probably get up to one-twenty in eight seconds”).The same way Ian Schrager put the bar the hotel, now we have them around, and by staying here you have access to all these things.That’s the model.”Borrione asked about the timing.“We should be under contract in a week,” Nazarian said.
It’s all dirt right now.” He saw it as a potential mecca for media companies.If the deal went forward, the property would become the flagship of the new hotel line.Bruno Borrione, an interior designer who has worked for Starck for twenty years, and who designed all the Ian Schrager hotels with him, sat at the head of the table. E.’s vice-president of development, says, “Sam doesn’t wait for a deal to come to him. Nazarian, who comes from a prominent Persian Jewish family in L. He wears a dense gold watch and opal cufflinks and a slinky bracelet made of medieval crosses and diamonds.
Over the next several years, he intends to build about a dozen more Starck-designed projects, including a seventeen-thousand-square-foot “mega” Shelter in Hollywood, a “mega” Prey in Las Vegas, a hotel in South Beach, Miami, a supper club called Slab in the space that the old Shelter currently occupies, and Katsuyas in Las Vegas, Century City, the new Staples Center Entertainment Complex in downtown Los Angeles, and in London’s Millennium Dome.