The world’s tallest hotel, JW Marriott Marquis, is expected to open its doors to guests in December this year. Dubai is home to the world’s top three tallest structures — the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa; the world’s tallest residential building, Princes Tower; and, soon, the world’s tallest hotel, JW Marriott Marquis.
It added that the total hotel supply increased to around 46,000 rooms as of Q2 2010, up eight percent since the end of 2009, following the completion of projects including the Armani Hotel and the Sofitel and Movenpick hotel on Jumeirah Beach.
A two-bed apartment in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, has come up for auction with the reserve price starting at Dh5.625 million. The total area of the apartment is 2,008 square feet and has been listed on the Emirates Auction website. The minimum bid increment is set at Dh50,000.
Armani Hotel Dubai, designed by Giorgio Armani and situated in Burj Khalifa, is hosting culinary master classes led by expert chefs that allow participants to experience the eminent hospitality standards set by this iconic hotel. Armani Hotel Dubais team of chefs from Armani/Ristorante, Armani/Amal and Armani/Hashi will share their expertise, creating signature Italian, Indian and Japanese delicacies with the participating enthusiasts. The dishes will be prepared for serving to hotel guests, thus ensuring that the highest standards adhered to by the hotel are shared with those taking part in the classes.
Giorgio explained the was surprised when Mohammed Alabbar asked him to do this hotel project in Dubai. “My thinking is less is more, and Dubai was being called the Las Vegas of the desert. I couldn’t understand why he wanted this hotel in Dubai.” Alabbar himself told me it took “two years” to persuade him to sign up!
While most of these projects are still under construction, a few such as the Dusit Residence Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residences and the Armani Burj Khalifa Residences have proved popular despite the downturn.
For example, Versace has launched its Palazzo Versace hotel brand in Australia’s Gold Coast and in Dubai, while Armani Hotels & Resorts are currently present in Dubai and Milan. Bulgari Hotels & Resorts said it is currently “considering many opportunities” for future projects.
Destinology is offering five nights at the five star Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai from £849 per adult and £279 per child (under 16yrs old). This price includes five nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, return private car transfers and return economy class flights with Qatar Airways from London via Doha.