Art & Design

ART BASEL 2014: Ever the Tastemaker, Ian Schrager Unveils Luxury Bowling Alley

Art & Design

ART BASEL 2014: Ever the Tastemaker, Ian Schrager Unveils Luxury Bowling Alley

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Bullett is on South Beach at a fine-art fair wondering why there are so many girls from Brooklyn stumbling around right now in the Florida sun wearing cocktail dresses and high heels looking like they just had sex.

Were the good Lord Jesus to return today and say, “What hath Earth needeth now?” Most humans would say, “A luxury bowling alley inspired by Studio 54.”

Holy fuck! We don’t even need the Second Coming: Ian Schrager, the guy behind a million awesome hotels and the actual Studio 54, did it for us. The Miami Beach Edition Hotel toasted their unveiling with a soirée compliments of W Magazine, Ian Schrager ESQ. and Stefano Tonchi. Unfortunatly we missed the fancier part of the evening.

Arriving after 2 am,we found oursevleves in the hotel’s “basement”: part dance club, part ice rink (?), part bowling alley. The ice rink, despite it being December and technically Holiday season, was closed for use, making the bowling alley prime party real estate.

It felt more like being at a confused Dave and Busters than a Miami Beach hotel. Kids’ Leo Fitzpatrick played at a corner table with artist Nate Lowman (a favorite of the world’s greatest athlete Alex “A-ROD” Rodriguez of the New York Yankees) The Smile’s Carlos Quirarte while other attendees enjoyed in drunken bowling and bottle service.

The hotel will play host to multiple events this week including Up and Down x Queen of the Night’s, Visionaire Magazine, and the buzzed about Horse Meat Disco party.

Thanks Edition Hotel for making bowling cool again. Actually bowling was only cool in the movie Kingpin. Which reminds us: Basel attendees, don’t get Munsoned out here in the middle of nowhere. Plan ahead.