The recent Wall Street Journal article on Ian Schrager is the most comprehensive to date. Having worked for Ian (and Pino Luongo), I always find it interesting to read these articles, they seem to provide one more piece in a very complex puzzle. I will never forget the time, just prior to opening the Clift hotel, Ian and I were on an elevator together and a housekeeper rolled a cart onto the elevator filled with guest room towels. Ian starting taking towels off of the cart, smelling each intensely and throwing it to the ground, one after the next. Seems he did not like the detergent being used at the property - Ian was aware of every detail, literally every detail. There was a saying around ISH (Ian Schrager Hotels), it takes a lot of pressure to make diamonds. Trust me, Ian could apply pressure, but oh how those diamonds sparkled.