You Should Know: Ira Drukier

by guestofaguest · October 1, 2014

Ira Drukier

Ira Drukier may shun the spotlight, but his myriad luminary New York hotels sure attract it. As an owner of a collection of hotels which includes The Mercer, Greenwich, Bowery, Pod and Chambers (to name just a few), and as a partner with people like Robert De Niro, Andre Balazs and Sean MacPherson, one could say Drukier is the "guy behind the guy" ala Bernard Arnault and LVMH.

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Ira Drukier

Occupation: Hotels

"You can't climb a mountain by talking about it."

Ira Drukier Questionnaire

What do you actually do all day? Meet and speak to people.

Song growing up? Yummy yummy yummy.

My small secret is... I collect rocks from wherever we travel.

Why do you live in NYC? It is perfect for assisted living.

Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? Car & driver.

My "motto" is... You can't climb a mountain by talking about it.

The last drink I had was... Bordeaux.

What was your first job? Desk clerk while in college; researcher after graduation.

Coming from? Going to? Not easy to answer.

What is your favorite work of art? The Earth is a Man, 1942 by Roberto Matta (in MOMA)

Who should we know about? Joel Osteen.