The Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the Best Hotel in the World!

15 03 2008

Burj Al Arab in Dubai

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah resort in Dubai, is acknowledged as the best hotel in the world. So how does a hotel earn such bragging rights?

The stellar customer service starts the moment you land in Dubai, with a chauffeur picking you up in the Rolls Royce that will be yours for the duration of your stay. When you arrive at the breathtaking hotel which stands 321 meters tall in the shape of a sail, you are taken directly to one of the 202 suites where you are checked in, a service that guarantees your privacy. Each sprawling suite is two levels, and has floor to ceiling windows providing breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. Some of the listed in room features are, a private elevator, private cinema, a rotating four-post canopy bed,a separate butler entrance and a study area with a library. Should you venture out of your palace, activities made available to guests include hot air ballooning, horse back riding, golf at the world class Montgomerie Golf Course, desert safari day trips, chartered yacht trips and helicopter tours. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Palms Opens Palm Place

9 03 2008

 Palm Place

Some of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas now have condos that provide a safe haven from the world of jangling slot machines and endless gaming tables. The MGM Grand has The Signature at MGM Grand and now the Palms has Palms Place, a new condo located just west of the Las Vegas strip. The hotel, condo and spa does not have a casino. It is connected to the Palms with a moving walkway called a sky tube and has 600 condos, some of which will also be hotel rooms. The hotel spa includes a hammam and the hotel is also home to the first Sunset Tan franchise in the area. Celebrities buying into the complex reportedly include Eminem and Jessica Simpson. Rates for the hotel rooms start around $200 per night for a studio.