André Balazs, the 60-year-old owner of luxury hotels around the world including the Standard Hotels chain and the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, has been accused of groping multiple women. The story includes accounts from two other women, including a former employee at the Chateau Marmont, who say Balazs touched them inappropriately.
Balazs has placed a strong focus on the culinary programs for each of his properties.
The restaurants at the properties include the Standard Grill at The Standard, New York, under the helm of Michelin chef Dan Silverman; Other chefs in the company stable include Jean-Georges Vongerichten at The Mercer Kitchen and Micah Fields at The Standard, Downtown LA.
The riverfront hotel bridges over the elevated High Line Park.
The Standard, New York features The Standard Grill, It is located on the corner of East 5th Street and Bowery.
The property features 20 rooms and also houses a boutique featuring designer pieces of apparel, jewelry, and beach accessories.
Designed by French designer Christian Liaigre, The Mercer offers 75 guest rooms on six floors of a Romanesque revival building.
Chelsea Handler has been dating hotel magnate André Balazs on and off for almost two years.
Now, Chelsea says they're trying to figure out how to live a life together.
It also quotes Elodie Trouche, who worked as one of Balazs's personal assistants for two years starting in 2011, who says she did not witness inappropriate behavior at the company's headquarters and called Balazs "professional and polite."The The Right Honorable Cosima Vesey, the daughter of Sita-Maria Arabella de Breffny and Thomas Vesey, the 7th Viscount de Vesci of the Peerage of Ireland, reportedly gave birth to a son with Balazs, Ivo Vesey, on July 9.
reported that Balazs is focusing his attention on the Mercer in Soho, Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, the Chateau Marmont, and Chiltern Firehouse.
The building was originally constructed in 1956 as the corporate headquarters of Superior Oil.