My Beat: New York, New York


The last time I was in New York was with my Norwegian counterparts in 2011 when SAS (re)launched their Oslo-New York route. Because we all were on a very tight three-day schedule, I barely left the downtown area with its abundance of tourist traps both worthwhile and not so worthwhile. This time around I decided to mix things up a bit.

Hotel Review: The Burj Al Arab, Dubai


The Burj Al Arab hotel was for a long time the very embodiment of Dubai, it’s glass sail-like structure an one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. The arrival of the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – might have unseated the Burj Al Arab from this position, but have the many new luxury hotels in the city done the same? Luxury Travel Beat set out to find out.

Hotel Review: The Armani Hotel, Dubai


When Giorgio Armani decided to expand his brand to include hotels, he clearly must have wanted to set off with a bang. How else do you explain the Armani Hotel’s prime location right smack in the middle of one of the Middle East’s most affluent cities, in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building? With the November 10 opening of the Armani Hotel Milan looming […]