NEW YORK —The recent high-ticket purchase of Stephen Hanson’s multiunit restaurant empire by Barry Sternlicht’s Starwood Capital Group is expected to fuel the company’s rapid international expansion through a wave of acquisitions together with the organic growth of its proprietary fine-dining brands. Hanson, the founder of New York-based B.R. Guest Inc. and a 50-50 partner in the new venture with hospitality magnate Sternlicht, says he expects to expand the ...

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