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While one of the first designer hotels — the Palazzo Versace — opened in Australia’s Gold Coast 10 years ago, this May saw the opening of the Armani Hotel at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. While Dubai may be known for its excesses, a lesser known Irish city, Galway, is also celebrating a new addition to their landscape — celebrity hat-maker Philip Treacy’s The G Hotel.

The Address Dubai Mall appoints Thomas Norberg as General Manager

Emaar Hospitality Groups five star premium hotel brand, The Address Hotels + Resorts, has appointed Mr Thomas Norberg as the General Manager of The Address Dubai Mall.

Burj Khalifa opening a ‘defining moment’ for Emaar

The opening of the Burj Khalifa has been labeled a “truly defining moment” for Emaar by Emaar Hospitality Group CEO Marc Dardenne.

Serenity and decadence at Dubai’s hottest new hotel

Dubai seems an unlikely place for a relaxing holiday at first. Even 2,700 feet up, at the top of the Burj Khalifa tower, the whirr of cranes and speeding Jeeps in every direction makes the sea view throb with activity. My guide points past the hollow half-built skyscrapers jutting across the city skyline to the beach, where a new sandbank is under construction.

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.

Future Openings by The Address Hotels + Resorts: The Address Fountain Views Dubai

Part of a three-tower complex, The Address Fountain Views Dubai has 193 elegantly designed hotel rooms with amenities including five food and beverage outlets encompassing all-day dining and signature...

The year in hotels

The 160-room hotel opened in April in downtown Dubai and occupies floors in the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa. It's a studiously sober property where black, white, grey and beige rule. So-called lifestyle managers waft about like runway models, each assigned to specific guests; it's a hands-on approach ("360-degree service", says my lifestyle manager) that enhances the carefully managed nature of the hotel but won't suit every traveller.

WTA highlights success of Greek tourism

With stock markets around the world rising on news of a bailout for the Greek economy, World Travel Awards has been quick to point out the vital role of travel and tourism in re-establishing macro-economic stability across Europe. The Europe Ceremony marks the second heat of World Travel Awards 2011 Grand Tour, and follows the opening leg in the Middle East, hosted at Armani Hotel Dubai in May.

Giorgio’s hotel a fashion statement

On a bright autumn day in Milan last month, Giorgio Armani spent hours walking around a hotel, meticulously inspecting every last detail. The first Armani hotel opened last year in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai. But Mr Armani says he feels much more of an "emotional" connection with the Milan property.

At designer hotels, staff uniforms go haute couture

After all, Fashion TV will be up against the likes of the new Burj Khalifa Armani hotel, not to mention plans afoot for hotels in Dubai from Elie Saab and Karl Lagerfeld, the latter on Isla Moda, with uniforms designed by Victoria Beckham.

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