Meet a Receptionist at Burj Al Arab, the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel

  • 22-year-old Carmen Barbera is a receptionist at Burj Al Arab, “the best hotel in the world.”
  • She started out in the luxury hospitality industry two years ago as a butler in the Maldives. 
  • Here’s what it’s like to work in the iconic Dubai resort, where suites cost up to $25,000 a night.

The difference between a five-star hotel and Burj Al Arab, which has been described as the world’s “only seven-star hotel,” is not the gold-plated ceilings or complimentary Hermès perfume. Once you’re at the top, true luxury is defined by service. 

That’s what Carmen Barbera,