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The Latest Hotels: Sofitel, Kempinski & The Stairs

The Latest Hotels: Sofitel, Kempinski & The Stairs

Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, set to open in 2014 Starwood Capital unveil plans for Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, as The Luxury Collection debuts in Poland and Viceroy looks to expand in the Middle East Louis Vuitton and Gucci may have expressed a desire to slowdown rampant retail expansion, but luxury hotel brands show no sign of slowing. W Hotels has revealed the Starwood brand will more than double its presence in Asia alone by the end of 2018, to nearly 20 W Hotels and Retreats in nine countries in the region. Viceroy, spurred by the success of its “strong and successful hotel” in Abu Dhabi, is considering expanding further in the GCC countries, eyeing Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE. “As we look across the GCC there are markets that we benefit from greatly from an outbound basis at the moment,” explained CEO Bill Walsh. “Saudi Arabia is a…