Hudson "Creator Unconference" General Assembly Program Announced

A Weekend Of Content and Experiences for Guests

May 21, 2015, 16:28 ET from Morgans Hotel Group Co.

NEW YORK, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) and General Assembly ("GA"), the global educational institution offering instruction and opportunity in technology, business and design, today announced the full line-up for their first ever 'Creator's Unconference,' to be held at Hudson next weekend from Friday, May 29th - Sunday, May 31st.

The event will be the first in a number of Creator Unconferences in New York, London (August) and Miami (October) in 2015, with Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2016. The events will consist of weekend-long gatherings featuring workshops, classes, presentations, panel discussions, and social/networking events. These events will serve as an opportunity for the creative class to gather, share ideas and discover new ways to collaborate with like-minded individuals.

Speakers will discuss a range of topics such as building communities on and offline, and designing and launching campaigns, products and more.  Some specific topics include:

  • Embracing Failure, Leaving Corporate America for Entrepreneurship, Kunal Mehta, Author of Disrupters and Program Finance Associate at charity: water
  • Give Give Get: The Secret to Building Your Million Dollar Rolodex, Angela Jia Kim, CEO of Savor the Success and Om Aroma & Co.
  • From Twitter to Tune In: Driving Measurable TV Results With Social Media, Marcus Krzastek, Vice President, Core Product at VaynerMedia
  • Interview With StartUp Founders, Jesse Podell, Co-Founder and COO of TechDay
  • Storytelling Through Experience: Holy Crap This is Fun, David Brown, Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director of Experience Design at Edelman
  • Living Social, Harry Bernstein, Founder and Creative Director at The 88
  • Rules of Magic, Understanding the Modern Marketing Paradigm, Alan Philips, Chief Marketing Officer at Morgans Hotel Group
  • Seeing Yourself and Your Company as a Media Brand, Darren Rovell, ESPN Sports Business Reporter and ABC News Correspondent
  • YouthNation: Building Remarkable Brands in a Youth-Driven Culture, Matt Britton, CEO at MRY

"General Assembly shares the creative spirit that Morgans was founded on and which made us a groundbreaking innovator in hospitality," said Alan Philips, Chief Marketing Officer at Morgans Hotel Group. "We are excited to partner with GA, which enables us to offer our guests an experience they cannot find anywhere else – and assist them in all aspects of their creative endeavors –  while offering them the ultimate hotel experience."

"Our partnership with Morgans Hotel Group gives us access to incredible spaces where creativity is fostered," said Jake Schwartz, co-founder and CEO, General Assembly. "We are always looking for new ways to deliver our content. This new platform broadens our reach around the globe with an ideal complement for GA programming and educational experiences."

Weekend ticket holders will also be invited to both a beer and burger event (Friday evening) and Yoga classes (Saturday and Sunday morning). In addition, Morgans Hotel Group properties will use their inspiring spaces to host an ongoing series of GA classes, workshops and events. The partnership will continue on a digital level on Morgans' own and General Assembly, where GA Front Row classes and other GA produced online content will be offered complimentary to hotel guests, enhancing their experience with informative entertainment.

MHG is offering a "creators package" to provide 10-15% off the best available rate for all GA alumni at Morgans properties, as well as exclusive invites to certain property events. General Assembly will provide Morgans guests a discount of 15% off workshops and discounts of $250 for enrollment into part-time classes and $500 off enrollment into a full-time class.

Tickets for The Creators Unconference can be purchased here.

Special room rates plus weekend passes at Hudson for The Creators Unconference can be found here.


For further information or images of Morgans Hotel Group, please contact: Kate Atkinson Starworks Group / 646 256 8465

George MacPherson Starworks Group / 917 435 8994

For further information on General Assembly, please contact: Ross Purnell Brew Media Relations / 424 291 8711

About Morgans Hotel Group Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) is widely credited as the creator of the first "boutique" hotel and a continuing leader of the hotel industry's boutique sector. Morgans Hotel Group operates Delano in South Beach, Mondrian in Los Angeles, South Beach and London, Hudson in New York, Morgans and Royalton in New York, Clift in San Francisco, Shore Club in South Beach and Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London.  Morgans Hotel Group has ownership interests or owns several of these hotels. Morgans Hotel Group also has expanded its brand through Delano in Las Vegas, a licensed hotel, and 10 Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey, a franchised hotel. Morgans Hotel Group has other hotels in various stages of development to be operated under management or franchise agreements, including a Mondrian property in Doha, Qatar. For more information please visit

About General Assembly General Assembly is a global educational institution that is building a community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love through instruction and opportunity in technology, design and business. General Assembly offers full-time immersive programs, classes, workshops and online educational programming on the most relevant skills of the 21st century economy, including web development, user experience design, product management, digital marketing and data science. Headquartered in New York, General Assembly was established in early 2011 and has 14 campuses worldwide, in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Seattle, Sydney and Washington, D.C.




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