In New York City, hotelier Ian Schrager is developing his first residential property, 50 Gramercy Park North, with 23 apartments adjacent to the Gramercy Park Hotel. Its full-service staff can hire a chef for a dinner party. André Balazs will open 40 Mercer in August; the concierge there will make restaurant reservations. Ubiquitous designer Philippe Starck has helped form Yoo, a London-based development company with swank apartment projects around the world, including Madrid and Buenos Aires.
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