EG Hotels partner in the UAE is Baitek International Real Estate in Abu Dhabi.
EG Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East and worldwide
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).
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