kicked off ThinkFest on Friday night in a conversation with
. Of course he had several interesting things to share. Namely that he wants to open two boutique hotels in Philadelphia. One, in Fishtown where rooms could be had for $100 a night and another near Rittenhouse Square where the prices would presumably be higher. But that was far from the only quotes worth sharing.
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Stephen Starr at ThinkFest
Stephen Starr kicked off ThinkFest on Friday night in a conversation with Philadelphia magazine editor Tom McGrath.
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Stephen Starr’s hotels for PHL: $100/night "rock and roll" hotel in Fishtown and a "real" boutique hotel near Rittenhouse. #thinkfestVictor Fiorillo
Next hotspot? "I love #design. Chestnut St. between 10th & broad? The buildings are spectacular."—Stephen Starr #urbanism #thinkfestLaura Munich
Market East "requires someone smarter than me. I don’t feel good about it," says Stephen Starr. #ThinkFestPhilly Mag
"I interview every employee…and I have 3000 employees. It’s an obsessive sickness."—Stephen Starr #thinkfestLaura Munich
Philly is a tough crowd to get to keep coming back- stephen starr #ThinkFestStephanie Ramones
"I’m doing something new on South Street and people are telling me I’m crazy … It’s kinda freaking me out." – Stephen Starr #ThinkFestPhilly Mag
Stephen Starr as urban planner: "The space comes first, then the idea." #thinkfestLaura Munich
"I had this idea of a restaurant called Roast where everything was roasted. It was dopey." -Stephen Starr #ThinkFestPhilly Mag
Ha! "You try to come up with new ideas, but in the end, people just want to eat Italian food."—Stephen Starr #thinkfestLaura Munich
My passion is music, says Stephen Starr. "I should say restaurants." #ThinkFestPhilly Mag