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Armani Hotel Dubai debuts, eyes second property in Milan

30 Apr 2010

After twice delaying its opening, the upscale Armani Hotel Dubai finally made its debut inside the  Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Occupying floors concourse to 8 and levels 38 & 39, the hotel features 160 luxurious guestrooms and suites, eight innovative restaurants, exclusive retail outlets and a serene spa.

The hotel offers sweeping views of the city complemented with a harmonious and stylish lifestyle environment. Every aspect of the hotel’s design and service offerings has been designed and planned by Giorgio Armani, from the bespoke furnishings to restaurant menus and in-room amenities.

The property is the first foray of the Italian fashion icon into the hospitaly industry. Taking nearly five years to conceptualise and build, Armani personally oversaw every aspect of the hotel’s design. The result is a property that feels bespoke, from the Eramosa stone floors, zebra wood paneling and fabric covered walls to the scents of the bath and spa accessories. The hotel truly brings to life Giorgio Armani’s dream.

“It has long been my dream to have a hotel in which I myself would like to stay and entertain family and friends, where the Armani aesthetic is combined with Italian-style warmth and hospitality.”

The Armani Hotel Dubai brings to life the Stay with Armani philosophy, promising a “home-away from-home” experience. The Armani approach goes beyond visual aesthetics, offering a new level of service under the Lifestyle Services department.

Based on the philosophy that travel is as much an emotional journey as a physical one, the Armani Hotel assigns each hotel guest a personal Lifestyle Manager who will serve as a personal contact and host from the moment they make a reservation to the time they check out and even beyond. From the moment guests begin their journey at the time of booking, the Lifestyle Manager steps in to understand their interests and desires, and ensures that all their needs are attended to in a

Before, throughout and even after a stay, hotel guests can ask their Lifestyle Managers for advice and help with everything from business and transportation arrangements, shopping, entertainment and meal recommendations to arranging for childcare.

Complementing the hotel and located on levels 9 to 16 of Burj Khalifa are the Armani Residences, featuring 144 luxurious private residences, which, like the hotel, has been personally designed by Giorgio Armani reflecting his smooth, understated style.

A collaboration between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties PJSC, the Armani Hotel Dubai is the first in a collection of hotels, resorts and residences to be unveiled in key international destinations. The second Armani Hotel will launch in Milan next year.

Other properties underway include the first Armani Resort, planned for Marrakech, and the first Armani Residences Villas in Marassi, Egypt. Further Armani hotels, resorts and residences will open in key markets such as New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London.

For more information, visit www.armanihotels.com

Gigi Onag

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