Is this the world’s richest hotel? Or is it the world’s most high tech hotel? You decide… The Emirates Palace Hotel features tons of marble, countless fountains and chandeliers, plus — get this — a thousand miles of fiber optic and broadcast cable feeding 302 superior rooms and 92 incredible suites. Nightly price range? Just $600 to $12,000.
Owned by the German Kempinski chain, the Emirates Palace wants to attract government conferences as well as the well heeled. And why not? Each guest gets a $2,500 Linux-based hand-held computer to control each room’s 50″ plasma TV, stereo system and 30 lights. Or to call room service, record a TV program, or download a movie. For more information, please visit Emirates Palace.