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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
Travel is truly international, and with that comes owners that many guests will disagree with, no matter where they are from. As always, it will come down to how individual travelers choose to spend their money.
Dorchester Collection, the parent company of such fashion-friendly haunts as Le Meurice, The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Dorchester in London, responded Thursday to a proposed boycott by designers such as Peter Som and Decades owner Cameron Silver.
The latter spread the word about “a peaceful protest at The Beverly Hills Hotel planned for Saturday” via Twitter. Some have taken issue with the company’s ties to the Sultan of Brunei and his support of new antigay laws.