In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, an Iowa corn farmer, played by Kevin Costner, hears voices in his head. The voices encourage him to build a baseball diamond in the middle of a cornfield. Those voices repeatedly tell him, “If you build it, they will come.” Apparently, these same voices were in the heads Read More
Tyler Brûlé was in New York on Wednesday morning, enjoying a cappuccino in the mausoleumlike lobby of the Four Seasons and talking about Monocle, his global business and culture magazine. He was in town for, as he put it, “a little commercial trip”—and it seemed a tightly scheduled one. Two dining companions had Read More
From the Wall Street Journal: "This Mideast boomtown’s government has hired financial advisers to review its investments amid a global credit crunch that has pushed up the cost of financing the emirate’s large debt, according to senior Dubai officials. … Analysts say Dubai may find it difficult to refinance its massive debt as Read More
Former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson is the latest celeb to attach her name to an eco-friendly hotel in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. In June, Ms. Anderson visited Abu Dhabi with the Make a Wish Foundation and reportedly "fell in love" with the emirate, prompting her to partner with the royal Read More
Developers like Donald Trump and chocolatiers like Alison Nelson aren’t the only ones eyeballing real estate in Dubai.
New York magazine reports that at least two Manhattan nightlife impressarios, Pink Elephant owner Josh Kaiser and Star Lounge proprietor Charles Ferri, are both planning to open new posh boites in Read More
On Monday night, the Trump Organization threw a lavish party in Midtown to celebrate the launch of its new Trump International Hotel & Tower in Dubai.
I wanted to know: How does the booming hotel market in Dubai compare to that of New York?
The dapper Donald Trump Jr. replied, "The high-end suites Read More
As the world’s best-known celebrity/activist power couple, Brangelina has forced paparazzi lenses to capture humanitarian crises worldwide, raising public awareness about issues like the plight of Iraqi refugees and AIDS in Africa.
Now that Mr. Pitt is working as a design consultant on an 800-room, “American-themed,” green hotel in Dubai, the 44-year-old actor may Read More
Investors, their pockets bulging with foreign capital, will set down in Manhattan this September to eye local real estate investment opportunities, rub shoulders, and draw American investment overseas.
Cityscape — the firm that put on a popular Dubai convention last year — will host the the Cityscape USA exhibition on Sept. 10 and 11 Read More
The first spinning skyscraper with individually rotating floors will soon rise on the increasingly crowded shores of Dubai, alongside the world’s tallest building "the Burj" (tower in Arabic), the only full-sized indoor ski-slope, and countless other man-made construction marvels or monstrosities, depending on your perspective.
The neighboring, rival emirate, Abu Dhabi, announced plans for Read More
The most ferocious investment firm of the last six months, Broadway Partners, is in contract to purchase 280 Park Avenue from Istithmar for a little more than $1.2 billion, a source said.
The building was purchased in a very quiet off-market transaction, and represents another gaudy move for the extremely young yet impossibly strong Broadway Read More