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.
Oliver Key, general manager, Armani Hotel Dubai. Due to the success of The Address Dubai Marina opening, Oliver was singled out by Emaar’s Chairman, Mohammed Ali Alabbar to spearhead the opening of Emaar’s flagship development The Armani Hotel Dubai.
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.
The second hotel, located in Milan, is still on schedule to open in mid-2011. The first Giorgio Armani-designed hotel opened in the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai last April and Dardenne said he was pleased with the reception it had received. “These hotels you build them up over the years. I think, eventually, some people will come to Dubai just to stay at the hotel. It is bringing something new to Dubai and that has been very positive,” he added.
Bassel Al Masri, Senior Sales Director at Ocean View Real Estate, said, "The maintenance fee at Burj Khalifa is Dh55 per sq ft. Owners are happy as long as the rentals cover service charges and their apartments get used. Leaving them unoccupied has its own problems."
The Address Hotels + Resorts Unveils Pampering Valentine’s Day Experiences Across All Dubai Properties
This Valentine’s Day, The Address Hotels + Resort, Emaar Hospitality Group’s five star premium hotel brand will make you fall in love all over again. Whether couples believe in expressing their love the old-fashioned way or choose to celebrate it in the midst of luxury, they can select dazzling dining experiences and Spa retreats from any of The Address hotels in the city. Each hotel offers intimately romantic venues, specially prepared cuisines and an array of experiences that will make this Valentine’s Day an unforgettable one.
First on the must-see list of indoor attractions is the record-breaking Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building at 828m. It sprouts out of the central city like a gleaming hypodermic needle, looking superimposed against the bright blue sky. Dubai is a theme park of firsts, biggests, tallests and oddests. Khalifa, the tallest, sits next to the Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping centre. And it's there you buy your tickets to ride possibly the world's most psychedelic elevator to the viewing platform two-thirds of the way up Khalifa.
Following the successful launch of Vida Residence, The Hills, Emaar Properties has launched the second serviced residence project under the upscale hotel concept Vida brand in Downtown Dubai, the company’s flagship mega-development.