Brand hotels are all the rage

The elite world of fashion is no longer limited to the clothes on your back. Famous brand names such as Armani and Bulgari can now be found in the hotel rooms in which we sleep and the food we eat as they increasingly stake their claim in hospitality.

Emaar to manage Qamardeen and 
Al Manzil hotels

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of global property developer Emaar Properties, has acquired the management of Al Manzil and Qamardeen hotels, two key hospitality assets of Emaar, located in Downtown Dubai. The two hotels were earlier managed by Southern Sun Hotel Group.

Armani to open hotel in Russia

Citing ‘industry sources’, the paper claimed that the operator is looking to open in Stavropol region’s mineral springs resort area. Investment in the project, which is to be unveiled at the MIPIM real estate show in Cannes in March would be more then US $150 million. The mineral springs area, is situated north of the Caucasus mountain range and the spa resort’s popularity has fallen as the infrastructure hasn’t been maintained since the end of the Soviet Russia.

Billionaire Indians spending millions for Burj Khalifa address

Indians are among top buyers in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest residential tower and have invested Dh18 billion in Dubai’s real estate market last year.

World’s most fashionable hotels

Located in the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the 160-room hotel is clad from bedhead to bar with Giorgio Armani-designed furnishings from the label's home collection. A total of four resorts and 10 Armani hotels are planned for the world's fashion capitals, including Milan (2010), London, Paris, New York and Tokyo.

Businessman cleared of Burj Khalifa bomb threat

A businessman was acquitted today of threatening to blow up the Burj Khalifa unless he was paid a million dollars. J F, 38, from India, used another man's mobile phone to send the threat by text to a police officer, in an effort to have the other man arrested and jailed, Dubai Criminal Court was told. He was caught when he boasted about what he had done to a hotel nightclub barman, who reported the boast to the victim.

You could not make it up, but Dubai did

IF you can imagine it, Dubai will create it. Islands in the shape of palm trees, or the planet? No problem. In fact Dubai gets quite hung up on superlatives. It has the world's tallest building in the Burj Khalifa (formerly the Burj Dubai), which soars to 800m (2,625 feet) and has more than 160 storeys.

Lifetime achievement award for Lulu group chief

EMKE group founder Yusuffali M. A. won the coveted “lifetime achievement Award” at the inaugural Indian CEO Awards held at Dubai’s Armani Hotel. The retail giant was one of 16 leaders honored in the first-ever event to recognize the achievements on Indian business leaders.

Dubai bidder misses out on Scarlett Johansson prize over Oxfam rift

A Dubai charity auction guest who paid $55,000 to meet Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson will now miss out on the prize after the star’s very public rift with Oxfam saw her resign as an ambassador for the aid agency, Arabian Business has confirmed.

Armani Hotel Dubai restaurants

In time, we'll have full reviews of all of the outlets for you, but for now, here's a quick rundown of the restaurants housed in the new Armani Hotel Dubai.

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