24 carat gold service in Dubai

By Emily Saladino Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel now has 24 carat gold iPads for every guest. Available upon check-in, the customized iPads are engraved with the hotel logo and serve as a “virtual concierge,” providing information about Burj Al Arab’s restaurants and spa, private dining options and other hotel services. In addition, all 202 suites at Burj Al Arab […]

4 Concierge Recommendations for a Perfect Day Out in Dubai

Dubai’s top concierges share their personal suggestions for the perfect day

Concierges at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Atlantis And The Palm Jumeirah Open In Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The entire Palm Jumeirah island and its flagship resort Atlantis, The Palm, were lit up in a spectacular fireworks display marking the official launch of the new luxury resort area. Pop star Kylie Minogue, made her Middle East debut with an exclusive performance alongside Middle-Eastern pop sensation, Nawal and Bollywood star, Priyanka Chopra. The highly-anticipated […]

Atlantis, The Palm, Opening September 2008

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Atlantis, The Palm will open this September as the flagship resort on The Palm Jumeirah – the first resort to open its doors on Dubai’s revolutionary island. Created by Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, the stunning new 1,539-room resort began accepting reservations February 1, 2008. With its […]

Azerbaijan, Dubai and Beyond: Fairmont Expands Luxury Portfolio

HONG KONG – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine Fairmont Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its luxury brand globally, with a number of exciting hotel and mixed-use projects in its development pipeline. Located throughout the world, these properties will be introduced over the course of the next few years and include: 2012 Fairmont Baku will feature […]

Baku to Kyiv: Fairmont Expands Luxury into Two Growing Regions

Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine The Fairmont Baku and Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv and their respective destinations are rising tourist spots. Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv becomes the city’s first luxury hotel and Fairmont Baku is in the awe-inspiring, skyline-changing Flame Towers. Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is poised to become one of the next big luxury […]

Best Restaurants in Abu Dhabi

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With internationally renowned restaurants including Hakkasan, Marco Pierre White and Frankie’s  becoming established in the rapidly growing Abu Dhabi, Elite Travelers will find an impressive variety of top cuisine to choose from. See ALTO for a full selection of things to do in Abu Dhabi.

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Best Shopping in Dubai

Shopping in Dubai is all about its glamorous and exciting malls, allowing shoppers to pursue their hobby unhindered by traffic, heat or crowds. Furthermore, most of Dubai’s malls offer something more than merely shops; most contain restaurants, hotels and other unique attractions, and for one month in the winter the malls come alive during the Dubai Shopping Festival. Elite has […]

Dubai mall


  ROYAL SUITE Square Footage: 8,396 Rate: About $16,335 Why We Love It: From the little things (full-size his-and-hers Hermès bath amenities) to the extra-special touches (private elevator and cinema), no detail has gone overlooked in this standout suite. Amenities like private yacht charters, helicopter tours and a chauffeured Rolls-Royce are just par for the course here.   JELENA JANKOVIC […]

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Confidante: Baku’s Best Hotels

New York, New York – Reported by Mary Gostelow for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine When will Karl Lagerfeld get into the hotel world properly? The genius behind the Chanel label was involved with the Schlosshotel in Grunewald, Berlin, before it started a three-year stint as a Ritz-Carlton in 1999. He also put his name to the 1902-vintage […]


Confidante: Best Hotels in Monaco & London

New York, New York – Reported by Mary Gostelow for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine Bond (James Bond) martinis are forever associated with Gilberto Preti, the legendary barman at DUKES LONDON, which author Ian Fleming frequented. One of London’s hidden secrets, the hotel is now owned by Dubai-based Seven Tides, whose eclectic portfolio also includes Oceana Hotel & […]


Dubai Marinas

Dubai’s coastline is fast becoming a popular cruising destination. With over 250 miles of coastline, hundreds of man-made and natural islands lying off its shores and marinas capable of accommodating the latest and largest superyachts, it presents many options for those wanting to take to its waters. Other Emirates along the same coast are also building up their marinas to […]

IGY Festival Marina

Dubai Prepares for QE2 Arrival

Dubai – Preparations are underway in Dubai for the arrival of the world’s best loved ocean liner, the QE2. The ship left Southampton last week on her ultimate voyage and is now en route to her new home in the emirate. Nakheel, the company taking ownership following her arrival, will provide a fitting welcome for this queen of the waves, […]

Elite Recommends – Dubai’s Ultimate VIP Experiences

Elite Traveler has selected the most exclusive VIP experiences available in Dubai

Dubai World Cup Night

Elite Traveler Recommends – Top Suites of Dubai

New York, NY – Dubai is growing at an exponential rate and Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine, has released its selections of the top suites at the top luxury hotels in Dubai at The comprehensive editorial guide to the top suites of top hotels and resorts is designed for elite travelers and the magazine’s typical reader who […]

Elite Traveler Recommends – Top Suites of New York

New York, NY – Summer is a glorious time for New York City and to celebrate the season, Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine, has released its selections of the top suites at the top luxury hotels in New York at The comprehensive editorial guide to the top suites of top hotels and resorts is designed for elite […]

Elite Traveler Recommends – Top Suites of The Middle East

New York, NY – The Middle East is best known for its oil, its grandeur and in the last 10 years, its development. Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine, has released its selections of the top suites at the top luxury hotels in the Middle East at The comprehensive editorial guide to the top suites of top hotels […]

Fairmont Adds New Sun And Ski Destinations

Toronto, Canada – Fairmont Heritage Place, the private residence club offering from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, today announced that it has assumed management of two North American-based private residence clubs formerly operated by v, an Intrawest company. Joining Fairmont Heritage Places exclusive collection are the Fairmont Heritage Place at Natures Door, Whistler and Fairmont Heritage Place Inspiration, Miramar Beach in […]

Fairmont’s Willow Stream Spa Debuts In Monte Carlo

Now Fairmont guests can watch the F1 races while seated in the comfortable pedicure chairs that overlook the famous hairpin turn of the Grand Prix. Like no other spa in Monaco, and inspired by the magical light and colors of this luxurious Principality, with touches of sparkling sea glass throughout, this newest Willow Stream Spa captures the sea-inspiring energy of […]

Gerald Lawless

Executive ChairmanJumeirah Group Gerald Lawless has seen quite a lot of change in his more than three decades in Dubai. As Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group, he is now bringing the Emirate’s fast growing hotel, restaurant and residence company to the rest of the world. Saying nothing is going to get in his way is a bit of an understatement. […]

Going Green: Red Carnation Adopts Carbon Measurement Standards

London – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine In a collaboration with the World Travel & Tourism Council, the International Tourism Partnership and a selection of international hotels, The Red Carnation Hotel announced that its collection of luxury boutique hotels will be launching a newly standardised approach to carbon measurement. Already a success in their flagship London […]

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman and Founder

and Kevin Froemming, PresidentSandals Think about the upper echelons of luxury resorts and names like Banyan Tree, Six Senses, One&Only, Aman and Four Seasons probably come to mind. However Sandals Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart believes his company is ready to take its place among the best of the best, with some 20 resorts across the Bahamas, his homeland Jamaica, Antigua […]


FIVE-BEDROOM ROYAL PENTHOUSE Square Footage: 4,823 Rate: About  $17,292 Why We Love It: A Mayfair manse dressed smartly in Art Deco furnishings and a striking palette of black and white,Jumeirah’s most lavish London apartment—available for nightly rent since April—delivers the city’s very best, from top chefs to sensational spa therapists, directly to your door. An Aston Martin and terrace overlooking […]

International Travel Luxury Mart – Report 1

Cannes, France – Reported by Mary Gostelow for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine How can luxury increase its value yet further? According to Forum speaker, designer and hotelier Kit Kemp, the answer is simple. Concentrate on quality and longevity rather than gimmicks and spin • There certainly is no spin at ILTM, the serious-business marketplace for the luxury […]

Luxury Mart

Jumeirah Announces New General Managers

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, has announced the appointment of four new General Managers for hotels in New York, Dubai, Kuwait and Frankfurt. In New York, Gary Schweikert is the new General Manager of Jumeirah Essex House and Regional Vice President of Operations for the Americas. Mr. Schweikert joins Jumeirah from the Flagship […]


ROYAL ETIHAD SUITE Square Footage : 10,548 Rate : About $14,973 Why We Love It : Bring on the entourage! New in November, this immense space echoes 21st-century Abu Dhabi with a modern, almost sultry mystique. Spanning a full floor are four king-size bedrooms, numerous living and dining rooms, two walk-in closets and a sizable service kitchen. From Bose surround […]

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers


PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Square Footage: 1,83 Rate: About $8,000 Why We Love It: | Caspian Sea views stretch as far as the eye can see from this palatial presidential, and a sumptuous king bedroom and marble bath fit for Louis XVI become the main attraction after dark. Gilded neoclassical comfort and white-glove hospitality (think limo airport transfers, in-suite check-in and 24-hour […]

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Debuts in Old Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, announced the soft opening of its ninth Dubai based property, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. Located at the heart of ‘Old Dubai’ and overlooking the Dubai Creek, the hotel is minutes away from the airport […]

Jumeirah Debuts Customized Residences in Thai Resort Phuket

PHUKET, THAILAND, TGR Group Asia, the developer behind Jumeirah Private Island Phuket, unveiled exclusive bespoke customization plans that allow buyers to design their home around their lifestyle. Jumeirah Private Island Phuket will feature 49 residential villas, 105 Jumeirah Hotel Pool Villas set amongst tropical gardens and a 101 berth deep water marina. All villas command open views of scattered islands. […]

Jumeirah Debuts In Rome

Cannes, France – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine Fast growing luxury group Jumeirah International announced here during the International Luxury Travel Mart that is is taking over management of Rome’s famous Grand Hotel Via Veneto as of January and it will be re-branded as Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto. Following the recent opening of its Frankfurt […]