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Girlahead landed at ATLANTIS, THE PALM (above) – and Kylie Minogue will be doing the same, at some point before New Year’s Eve 2022, when she’s the prime star there in Dubai.

It’s events time.  Let’s think in chronological order.

Tonight, this very night, The Ultras are scheduled, at PAN PACIFIC LONDON.  Watch this space. In addition, Global Wellness Summit is taking place at HILTON TEL AVIV.  Every wellness and well-tech name from around the world is in town for it. Again, watch this space. And at the same time Kempinski is celebrating its 125th birthday in New York.

One month on, Dior will paint Cairo’s pyramids with light, at the same time as Art Basel MIAMI pushes room rates even higher at THE SETAI and other exclusive Miami Beach hotels (note, ‘exclusive’ is the new word for ‘luxury’).  A few days later sees the start of ILTM in Cannes.  With the exclusives, BARRIERE MAJESTIC and MARTINEZ and every other hotel in town fully booked Girlahead predicts some will be sleeping on the beach…

And then comes New Year. And Kylie Minogue. This is one great performer. She was, for instance, in New York this June to promote her eponymous wines and did a one night stand at THE CARLYLE, A ROSEWOOD HOTEL (for the record, her wines, launched 2020, have sold over five million bottles and she’s become the top-selling Prosecco Rosé label  in the U.K – as she told Vogue, “People will come up to me and say, ‘Your Rosé is actually really good’. I know! I only present products that I truly believe in, so I’m never gonna give you anything that isn’t great!”)

She first performed in the Middle East at Atlantic, The Palm’s grand opening back in 2008. The 2022 New Year’s Eve extravaganza is called ‘A Night with the Stars’. It’s on a custom-built outdoor deck and will include live music from a 30-piece band, free-flowing Champagne and a premium buffet with lobster and caviar, a sushi station, glittering ice sculptures and more than 65 handcrafted desserts, cakes and petit fours. Kids have their own Asateer Tent with an enormous slide, bouncy castle, an outdoor cinema, games stalls, arts and crafts.

2022 is going to go out with at least a metaphorical bang.

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