Elisabetta Gucci Hotels Dubai
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Elisabetta Gucci EG Hotels and Resorts Dubai
Elisabetta Gucci EG Hotels and Resorts Dubai. A Gucci Hotel is planned for Dubai with opening date expected by end 2010.
- First Gucci Hotel was to be an 87-room 5 star boutique hotel with opening date by end 2010, delayed from end 2009.
- An opening date of 01 October 2010 was reported by Maktoob Business 04 May 2010, and hotel would have 102 rooms. Announced at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2010 at Madinat Jumeirah.
- Room rates of about AED 1500-25,000 per night (Reuters report 02 June 2010).
- Facilities and services include 24-hour room service, cigar club, fitness center, health spa, swimming pool.
- Location in Dubai Media City.
- EG Hotels partner in the UAE is Baitek International Real Estate in Abu Dhabi.
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- Plans were to open another 40 hotels internationally from 2010-2025.
- Locations might include Abu Dhabi (2011?), Africa, Asia, Brazil, China, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South America.
Gucci brand name lawsuit and controversy
- Ms Gucci is the daughter of Paolo Gucci, and great-granddaughter of the Gucci founder, Guccio Gucci.
- But Ms Gucci is reportedly not allowed to use the brand name Gucci for her hotels, or for the hotel amenities, furniture, bedsheets, etc since the Gucci family no longer owns the Gucci brand name. It's owned by the Gucci Group conglomerate.
- Lorens Ziller (managing director of EG Hotels Group) made the point that Ms Gucci "... cannot cancel her name or her background. If she has a famous name or a famous background, that's not her fault ..." (Bloomberg 23 June 2010?).
- But after a ruling in a Florence court in Gucci Group's favor, Gucci said Ziller and Formitalia Srl (furniture construction) must "immediately cease any use of the mark at issue as well as of the domain name ‘Elisabetta Gucci' for any business or advertising purpose," (Bloomberg report 22 July 2010).
Last update Saturday 04-Sep-2010. Page development 3D 4L 5C.
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