André Balazs has created some of the most innovative and widely imitated hotels in the world. Focused on the narrative of the individual experience, Balazs works closely with architects and designers to create a unique look and feel for each hotel. His hotels range widely from luxury boutique hotels like The Mercer, in New York City, and the legendary Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, to the seaside simplicity of Sunset Beach and the affordable sophistication and humor of The Standard in Los Angeles. Acclaimed for their treatment of each site’s unique archaeology, Balazs’ hotels share a relentless attention to detail and atmosphere. Various projects under development include the Hotel Broadway, a luxury hotel/condominium with architects Jean Nouvel and Antonio Citterio, and a luxury resort in St. Barths with designer Christian Liaigre. He is a trustee of the New York Academy of Art and a member of the board of directors of the New York Public Theater.