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Essential Round-up of New Luxury Boutiques and Hotels

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As luxury companies continue to expand globally, LS rounds up who is opening where.

Boutique Openings

Who: Tommy Hilfiger
What: 9,000 square foot flagship store on the Champs Elysees of the preppy American brand
Where: Paris
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Who: Miu Miu
What: Flagship for Prada’s trendy and popular diffusion brand
Where: Bologna
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Who: Dior
What: 4th store in the city stocking menswear and womenswear
Where: Las Vegas
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Who: Tory Burch
What: The brand’s first free-standing boutique in South Korea, and their biggest in the world
Where: Seoul
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Who: Dolce and Gabbana
What: The brand’s biggest store in the world
Where: Moscow
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Who: Ferrari
What: Retail space next to the showroom selling branded accessories and lifestyle products
Where: New York
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Who: Miu Miu
What: Beautifully-designed store selling ready-to-wear, accessories, footwear and bags
Where: Forte dei Marmi
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Who: Louis Vuitton
What: A renovation rather than a new opening, but the existing store in this luxe French resort has been doubled in size to create a new retail experience
Where: St Tropez

Who: Chanel
What: Provencal jewel in the Chanel retail empire. The stock is quite limited but the gardens and interior of this 18th century building demonstrate romantic brand-building at its best.
Where: St Tropez

Who: Hermes
What: New store in a down-town shopping mall of this lower tier Chinese city
Where: Harbin
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Who: Balenciaga
What: Dedicated menswear store
Where: Paris
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Who: Swarovski
What: Statement flagship store
Where: Oxford Street, London
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Who: Michael Kors
What: Lifestyle store on Rue Saint Honore selling menswear, womenswear, accessories and footwear
Where: Paris

Who: Vertu
What: Sleek, glossy and matte black luxury technology brand store
Where: Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
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Who: Vanessa Bruno
What: First US store of the chic womenswear brand
Where: Los Angeles
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Who: Solange Azagury Partridge
What: Impeccably stylish jewellery brand moves from London’s more low-key Notting Hill to London’s iconic and opulent Bond Street
Where: Bond Street, London

Who: Dolce and Gabbana
What: The brand’s first store in this emerging market
Where:Baku, capital of Azerbaijan
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Who: Swatch
What: The Swatch Complex is a grouping of flagships for four of Swatch’s timepiece brands in one space in the lower level of an historic building that is also set to house a hotel and artists’ ateliers
Where: Shanghai

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Hotel Openings

Who: Mandarin Luxury Hotels
What: 160 luxurious guestrooms and suites, as well as 95 serviced apartments in Musheireb, DOHALAND’s ambitious development of a 35 hectare site adjacent to Doha’s cultural gem, Souk Waqif, and the city’s business centre in West Bay.
Where: Doha, Qatar
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Who: W Hotels
What: The brand (part of Starwood) makes their Indonesian debut with a project comprised of 79 villa residences
Where: Bali
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Who: Sofitel
What: This flagship hotel will be the French brand’s third Shanghai hotel.
Where:
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Who: Banyan Tree
What: The brand’s third Thai hotel in this popular tourist destination will offer 78 spacious pool villas and all the luxury facilities you would expect in a ‘sanctuary for the senses’
Where: Koh Samui
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Who: Raffles
What: The boutique luxury brand is currently set on a program of targeted global expansion
Where: Paris, Saudia Arabia, Tianjin
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Who: Banyan Tree
What: Making their debut in UAE with a 101 villa resort set in a large nature reserve
Where: UAE
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Who: Kempinski
What: The brand’s first foray into the Middle East with a luxury residences and suites project
Where: Qatar
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Who: Rocco Forte
What: The luxury hotel brand’s debut in the Middle East will be with a 281 room hotel in this increasingly popular destination
Where: Abu Dhabi
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Who: Shangri-La
What: Continued global expansion for the major luxury hotel player into Lhasa where they will be opening a hotel in the highest inhabited region on earth
Where: Tibetan- Qinghai plateau, Lahasa
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Who: Alila
What: Singapore-based luxury hotelier opening two new hotels
Where: Laos and Bangalore
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Who: Harlequin Hotels and Resorts
What: First luxury resort on the Carribean island from this new hotel brand
Where: St. Vincent
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Who: Fairmont
What: A 154 room property on the beautiful East coast of South Africa
Where: South Africa
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Who: Waldorf Astoria
What: The luxury hotel group have added one of China’s premier cities to their list of locations with an exquisitely designed hotel in what was previously the Shanghai club.
Where: Shanghai
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