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Here's Tommy

"I am going to bring back the grandeur, the elegant feeling of relaxed luxury, that The Raleigh had when it first opened." says Tommy Hilfiger about the Raleigh Hotel on Collins Avenue, which he's turning into a high(er?) end hotel and private club. It's funny how that's what hoteliers usually say about rundown hotels that they're renovating, not an already glamorous historic hotel that basically still looks like it did when Andres Balazs gave it his own magic touch that was so good it's only been altered in minor ways since then, what, fifteen years ago? [Page Six; Previous Raleigh Hotel coverage]