Participating beach hotels for the DSF are The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Mina A Salam and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. City hotels include the Grand Hyatt, Dubai Marriott, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Hyatt Regency, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, The Address Dubai Marina, The Fairmont Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Raffles, Taj Palace Hotel, The Palace - Old Town, Premier Inn Dubai International Airport, Four Points by Sheraton, Al Manzil Hotel, Qamardeen Hotel, Marco Polo Hotel and Highland City Hotel.
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.
While waiting to go through passport control at Dubai airport, a sign informed me that as little as 20 years ago there was only one skyscraper amid the desert here. Since then this arid, inhospitable landscape has grown into a major business hub and has created a luxurious service industry to cater for the wealth it attracts.
Armani will also be the first new hotel in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which has established itself as a place for celebrity-studded functions and guests. The Armani fashion designer hotel, a relatively new branding exercise, will see Armani launching into the hospitality industry on the success of clothes retailing.
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.