This week saw the long-awaited opening of the Armani Hotel in Dubai, along with the first part of Singapore's second "integrated resort," from Las Vegas chain Sands.
The Armani Hotel, Dubai
With suites costing up to 11,000 dollars for one night, the Armani hotel boasts a restaurant, a spa and the largest LCD television in the world. The hotel has no paintings on the walls in an attempt to "keep it simple and elegant" and is situated in the lower floors of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai's iconic 828-meter superstructure.
Marina Bay Sands
At the Feng-Shui approved time of 3:18 PM (07:18 GMT) on April 27, Las Vegas giants Sands threw open the doors of the Marina Bay Sands, first stage of Singapore's second "integrated resort." For the launch, 963 out of 2,560 hotel rooms are open at the Sands, along with parts of the shopping mall and casino - the rest of the complex will open on June 23.
The Oberoi Mumbai
The Oberoi Mumbai has reopened after an extensive refurbishment, with two new restaurants and a personal butler service for every guest. The 73 suites and 214 guest rooms have also been renovated to include dark oak wood floors, hand-tufted rugs, iPod docking stations, high-definition televisions and marble bathrooms.
Mercure Beijing Downtown
The Mercure Beijing marks Accor's 400th property in Asia, a sign of the group's focus on the market. The 373-room hotel boasts two restaurants, six private dining rooms, a gym, sauna and massage suite.
The angelo Katowice
The angelo Katowice is the sixth opening for the design-led Polish chain angelo. Situated in the heart of Poland's up-and-coming commercial centre Katowice, the 203-room hotel blends "Jazz-age inspiration and Far Eastern furnishings".