If Armani and Versace can do it, does reality TV star Kim Kardashian have the chops to be an hotelier? She is thinking maybe so!
According to a Thursday report by The Wall Street Journal, Kardashian said she was considering opening a branded hotel in Dubai. “I was telling my sisters, we’ve got to start up a hotel in Dubai and design all the different rooms and floors,” Kardashian told reporters at a press conference in Dubai announcing the launch of the first outlet outside the U.S. of restaurant brand Millions of Milkshakes.
“I like to pay attention to what my fan base is really asking for, whether it’s hair and make-up, clothing brands… everything I think will be successful here and I look forward to getting to know the people here,” she said.
Harjinder Singh, an analyst at CB Richard Ellis chimed in on the potential for this deal to come to fruition, saying, “Armani and Versace are designers who have used their expertise to build designer upscale hotel brands, but with all due respect we are not aware of Kim’s expertise in hotel interior designing, hence it is difficult to comment on the success of this venture.”