The Dream Palace

A few weeks ago, the Chelsea Hotel acquired a new owner: Ed Scheetz, the C.E.O. of King & Grove, a luxury-hotel company. The other day, Scheetz took a tour of the hotel, which closed to guests two years ago, in the company of Sherill Tippins, the author of “Inside the Dream Palace,” a book about the Chelsea that will be published in December. “I think that activating the building again is what is really exciting to me,” Scheetz said, as he stood in what was formerly the residents’ private rooftop garden, which he intends to turn into an outdoor lounge space. . . .(read more on