An artist's impression of Palazzo Versace Dubai by night. The hotel is being developed by Emirates Sunland Group, which has the Global Rollout Licence for Palazzo Versace resorts worldwide. When it opens in the first half of 2012, the resort will be the second Versace-branded property in the world following the launch of Palazzo Versace Gold Coast in 2000.
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.