This piece originally appeared on Wallpaper.com.
Never ones to shy away from grandiose design, the self-titled "seven-star" Burj Al Arab by Jumeirah Group has gone and decked out an entire bar on its 27th floor in gold leaf.
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The "hotel that taste forgot," as our City Guides team labelled it in 2014, had already assumed ownership of the world’s first – and totally bonkers – floor-to-ceiling aquarium wrapped around its ground floor restaurant Al Mahara, which come October will be helmed by British chef Nathan Outlaw.