Armani dream hotel opens its doors in Dubai

Occupying floors concourse to eight and levels 38 & 39 of Burj Khalifa, the hotel features 160 luxurious guest rooms 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.

On the opening, Giorgio Armani said: “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.  I am thrilled to open the doors of the Armani Hotel Dubai and invite my guests in to experience my world.”

Emaar Chairman, Mohamed Alabbar said: “Armani Hotel Dubai is a true celebration of superior aesthetics and world-class project development competencies.  The hotel will be a referral point for luxury hospitality projects in the future, and brings global attention to Dubai and to Burj Khalifa.  This project required extraordinary attention to detail and a commitment to true luxury, perfection and excellence. Our guests will witness and experience the passion and dedication that has gone into its development across every touch point inside the hotel.”

He added: “Downtown Dubai is our flagship project, and is regarded as one the most prestigious square kilometres on earth with incredible choices in entertainment, shopping, commercial and leisure outlets. The jewel at the centre of this neighbourhood is Burj Khalifa, and Armani Hotel Dubai is a sterling value addition to the world’s tallest building.”

Armani Hotel Dubai’s luxurious rooms and suites are an expression of minimalist opulence, with every detail bearing the Armani signature. Practicality and elegance, the cornerstones of Armani’s signature style, combine with precious materials and sophisticated finishes to create a highly personalised space. Dedicating nearly five years to the project, 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.

Marking the designer’s first foray into the world of 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 discreet manner, both within and outside of Armani Hotel Dubai. Armani’s Lifestyle Managers reflect the Stay with Armani promise and take care of the guests’ every need, desire and whim, sharing the Armani passion for comfort, elegance and service.

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.

The carefully chosen multicultural lifestyle management team-members are an extension of the Armani family, helping guests feel at home in the hotel and the city. The result is an extraordinary experience which realises the designer’s dream to create a space that embodies his own personal approach to hospitality and entertaining.

Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hotels & Resorts, said: “The opening of Armani Hotel Dubai is the culmination of a journey of innovation in hospitality, design aesthetics and style. Being the flagship hotel inside the iconic Burj Khalifa is in itself a historic position. Our vision is to bring together the design elegance of Armani with the graceful aesthetics of this landmark building. The result is a stunning property which offers our guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the simplicity and comfort of the Armani lifestyle.”

The Armani Hotel features eight restaurants offering a myriad of world cuisines ranging from Japanese and Indian to Mediterranean and, of course, authentic fine-dining Italian. The impressive culinary options reflect the cosmopolitan nature of the city.

The hotel’s vast leisure and entertainment options also include the first in-hotel Armani/SPA in the world. The spa embodies the Armani lifestyle and design philosophies where each unique space provides the context for personalized individual treatments, personal fitness, sequential thermal bathing as well as private and social relaxation.

The hotel also boasts three exclusive retail outlets: Armani/Galleria a haute couture boutique offering fashion accessories previously available by invitation only – and the first and only place in Dubai where the Armani Prive collection is showcased; Armani/Dolci, a luxurious confectionary offering a sweet selection of biscuits, small savouries and more; and Armani/Fiori, a floral boutique offering exquisite fresh flower arrangements and exclusively designed vases by Giorgio Armani that follow the fluid shapes of the flowers themselves.

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.    

Born of the 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.

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