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Men’s Wearhouse aims upscale with Joseph Abboud
posted on Apr 17 15

Men’s Wearhouse has opened the first Joseph Abboud flagship in New York City, marking the menswear retailer’s move into a higher-end niche. The upscale menswear category is growing faster than the lower-priced tiers, and the elegant 4,300-square-foot Madison Avenue store is a key part of the company’s plan to revive Abboud and build it into a $1 billion brand. Read the Fortune story here

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SLS Hotels to open 5 new resorts in Mexico
posted on Apr 17 15

The SLS hotel brand is slated to enter Mexico with five new resort properties in Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita. The hotels will include residential space, club membership units, nightclubs and restaurants. The Cabo project’s first phase is expected to open in 2017, while the Cancun project is slated to open the following year. Read the Travel Weekly story here

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Bernardus Lodge & Spa debuts multi-million dollar transformtion
posted on Apr 16 15

California’s newest entry into the luxury hospitality arena welcomes the long-awaited debut of the repositioned Bernardus Lodge & Spa. Following a four-month, multi-million dollar transformation, the Forbes Four Star 57-guestroom property is set on 28 fragrant acres of lavender, orchards and vineyards. Highlights include the new Lucia Restaurant & Bar under renowned Chef Cal Stamenov, redesign of all luxury guestrooms, reconfigured public spaces with an indoor/outdoor aesthetic, expanded wedding and event spaces and re-envisioned Spa at Bernardus. Los Angeles-based architectural/design firm ARYA Group Inc. is credited with bringing the vision to reality with a rustic-chic ranch estate concept. (more…)

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Newly named NoMo Soho Luxury Hotel looks to combine old with new
posted on Apr 16 15

The new owners of the Mondrian Soho have officially renamed the property NoMo Soho Luxury Hotel. “As an abbreviation for ‘nostalgic + modern,’ the term NOMO sits at the intersection of vintage and cutting edge, both associated with the style of its location,” the owners wrote in a statement announcing the new name. Read the HotelChatter story here

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Party City to raise $372M in IPO
posted on Apr 16 15

Party City Holdco reported about $2.27 billion in 2014 revenue and is expected to be valued at about $2 billion when it goes public. The company, which operates 900 North American party superstores and plans to open about 30 more per year, expects to raise up to $372 million through the IPO. Read the Reuters story here

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