The Real Deal Miami

Hotel de Soleil shines in recession

April 13, 2009 02:34PM

Louis Taic bought the Hotel de Soleil in September, just as tourism in South Florida began its freefall. Although the hotelier said “deep financial doo-doo” is the order of the day, fiscally, he is also planning adjustments and innovations that will allow the hotel to survive the downturn. Launched in 2007 as a Regent, the luxury hotel floundered and was sold to Taic, who calls the current incarnation a five star hotel at a four-star price.