If you want to own a floor in Burj Khalifa… here’s your chance

The 117th corporate office floor in Burj Khalifa has been put up for auction by a US-based online auction website, with bids starting at Dh19.9 million. Freedom Realty Exchange, owned and managed by LFC Internet Marketing, a member of the LFC Group in California, said the online auction was being launched by the current owner, believed to be Emaar, and would be accepting bids until June 28.

Emaar’s sales strategy for new Dubai Mall apartments compared to ‘Willy Wonka’s golden tickets’

Property brokers and investors are bracing themselves for simultaneous sales events in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London and Jeddah as Emaar’s latest crop of serviced apartments go on sale.

Armani has designs on the North Caucasus

Russia’s North Caucasus isn’t renowned as a fashion hotspot – but the resort towns around Mineralniye Vody could change all that. World-famous designer Giorgio Armani is considering open his second branded hotel in the mountain resort in Stavropol Region.

Dammann Freres’s distributor Sarya partners with Middle East hotels

With the most prestigious hotel brands establishing their presence in the Emirates, Sarya Group LLC, exclusive retailer and agent to Dammann Freres and Canasuc in the Middle East has partnered with elite brands such as the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Armani Hotel; the Address Hotels; Khalydia Palace Rayhaan Hotel; Royal Mirage Hotel; and even the 7-star Royal Mansour - Marrakech in Morocco to provide them with these royal products.

Luxury Milan hotel gets the Armani touch

When the timeless allure of famed Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani's understated elegance in haute couture is transferred to the interiors of a hotel, you can be assured that the results will be stunning. His foray into accommodation design was at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. Now he returns to his homeland to open the Armani Hotel in Milan.

Hotel construction in the Arabian Gulf continuously on course for growth.

Dubai hosts – despite all those financial troubles in the recent past – the highest building on earth. The 828 meters tall Burj Khalifa is a symbol for sustained activities in the Middle East hotel investment and real estate sector. The region also accommodates one of the most exclusive hotels in the world – the Armani Hotel with its 160 luxurious suites.

The world’s first Armani Hotel opens

The Armani Hotel occupies the first eight floors as well as levels 38 and 39 of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai's tallest tower. With a total of 160 rooms and suites furnished with refined luxury, the Armani hotel truly represents a unique fusion of opulence and minimalism.

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, mydubaistay.com, 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.

Highest restaurant in the world to open in Dubai

Emaar Hospitality Group (EHG) has announced plans to open the “highest restaurant” in the world in January 2011. The restaurant will be called Atmosphere and will be located on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and also home to the first ever Armani Hotel. EHG chief executive officer Marc Dardenne told HotelierMiddleEast.com that the outlet had the “bragging rights of being the highest restaurant in the world”.

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.

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