Best of US-style resort luxury for Dubai

The Metropolitan Hotel in Dubai is to be knocked down to make way for a Las Vegas-inspired luxury hotel project. The US$1.33 billion (Dh4.8bn) development on Sheikh Zayed Road is to include three luxury hotels with a total of 1,616 rooms and a theatre big enough to seat more than 1,000, Al Habtoor Group announced yesterday.

The Palace Downtown Dubai: commitment to sustainability earns Green Globe Recertification

“It is a true honour to be awarded the Green Globe Certification for the second consecutive time, one of the most prominent recognitions in the industry,” said Michael Sorgenfrey, General Manager at The Palace Downtown Dubai. “The certification is a testament to The Palace Downtown Dubai’s efforts to promote sustainability across all facets of the hotel’s operations.

Armani Hotel Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Armani Hotel Burj is part of the Burj Khalifa development, the tallest commercial and residential building in the world. Previously known as Burj Dubai, it was renamed Burj Khalifa during its inauguration on 4 January 2010.

Stay overnight at world’s tallest tower for $285

Travelers visiting Dubai can look forward to putting up at a private apartment in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, as an UAE-based online company,, is offering to rent an apartment on the nineteenth floor of the 188-floor tower for $285 per night. The private apartment boasts of modern amenities including air conditioners, wireless connectivity, work desks with PCs, satellite TV, DVD player and more to offer you luxurious comfort. The apartment has a well-furnished bedroom with a double bed and two sofa beds.

Hospitality sector experiences the Burj Khalifa effect

As Burj Khalifa completes its first 10 days of operation since its inauguration, the 'Burj effect' continues to benefit surrounding hotels that have capitalised on the iconic tower's brand value in recent days.

French hospitality giant inks deal for new Downtown Dubai hotel

French hospitality giant AccorHotels has announced the signing of a management agreement with Acropole Holdings Limited for the Novotel Downtown Dubai. Construction work on the hotel will start in February...

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa towers over local realty

Properties in Burj Khalifa are lording it over Dubai’s property market, both literally and figuratively. Apartment values at the world’s tallest high-rise have easily outstripped those at freehold units across the city, with asking rates at or around the Dh4,000 a square foot mark.

Dubai hotels and hotel apartments record Dh9.8b in revenue

Dubai hotels and hotel apartments recorded Dh9.8 billion in revenue in the first half of 2012, marking a 22 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Guest numbers in the emirate’s hotels and hotel apartments, meanwhile, posted a 10 per cent increase to 5.027 million guests in the January-June period over the corresponding period a year earlier, the tourism body said in a statement on Monday.

Top table: October promotions at Dubai’s Armani Hotel

A food extravaganza dubbed Gourmet 10/10 will return for another year to Armani hotel in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa from October 1 – 10. The ten-day culinary celebration will be...

Armani hotel opening delayed

“My ambition for Armani Hotel Dubai — the first of a collection of Armani hotels, resorts and residences that will soon circle the world — is to celebrate comfort and style by providing the highest standards of design, hospitality and service,” he had said in anticipation of his arrival.

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Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

The Lounge - Burj Khalifa Dubai

Samsung takes over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to promote Galaxy S9

The company became the first tech brand to be represented on the building in an LED display. There was also a chance for consumers to...