Peter Steffen/European Pressphoto AgencyThe glass-paneled
499-room Yas Hotel is built over Abu Dhabi's
Formula One racetrack.
By Fred A. Bernstein
TO open a hotel in 2010 — when the industry is in its worst slump in decades — requires chutzpah.
Who’s got chutzpah? Donald Trump, for one. The Trump SoHo (www.trumpsohohotel.com), a 391-room hotel in Lower Manhattan, is expected to open this spring, towering over its low-rise neighbors with a lot of razzle-dazzle.
Oh, and Kelly Wearstler has chutzpah. The former Playboy centerfold is putting the finishing touches on the Viceroy Snowmass in Colorado and the Viceroy Anguilla in the Caribbean (www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com). Both have the kind of glamour that have made Ms. Wearstler a top interior designer and Bravo TV star.
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