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Dorchester Collection runs nine five star hotels in Europe and America, including Le Meurice in Paris and the Dorchester in London. This year, the business — established in 2006 by the Brunei Investment Agency — said it plans to expand into the Middle East. Chief executive Christopher Cowdray, 63, led the group to profits of £26.9m in 2017, making it one of the most profitable on the league table. It is being boycotted by the like of George Clooney and Sir Elton John over new laws in Brunei that make adultery and gay sex punishable by death. The company has said “it does not tolerate any form of discrimination”.

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Company details
CompanyDorchester Collection
ActivityLuxury hotel operator
LocationCentral London
Annual profit growth59.62%
Latest profits £000s26,939
Latest sales £000s384,393

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