The name Ian Schrager is both familiar and inspirational.

Perhaps seen as the original ‘disrupter’, Ian is known for his work in real estate, development and hotels. Some would go as far as saying he was the original founder of the ‘boutique’ hotel.

As the world still finds itself in a Covid-travel bubble, I have interviewed top leaders in the hospitality industry (as my new series) about their stance on the travel and hospitality industry.

Is it in trouble?

Will it bounce back?

When will the world embrace their wanderlust?

The hotel industry is showing its resilience with hotels opening up as scheduled this year as I previously documented for Forbes.

One of those hotels is Ian’s EDITION in Tokyo with big chain, Marriott Hotels.

The hotel opening was tamed to say the least in comparison to other EDITION

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HONG KONG, Aug 17 (Reuters)The yuan firmed on Monday as investors stayed optimistic that Beijing and Washington would stick to their Phase-1 trade deal, after a high level meeting on the weekend was postponed, giving China more time to comply with terms of the agreement.

The onshore yuan CNY=CFXS was 0.13% stronger at 6.9412 per dollar at 0406 GMT, while the offshore yuan CNH=D3 firmed 0.04% to 6.9370. The global dollar index =USD was flat at 92.987.

China is struggling to fulfill its promised purchases of U.S. goods due to the coronavirus economic shock. But it has ramped up imports in recent weeks as domestic activity rebounded. U.S. officials have signaled that they are satisfied and have no plans to abandon the deal.

No new date has yet been set for the half-year compliance review, sources told Reuters.

“Various signs indicate the delay of the meeting does not

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