The opening of the world’s first Armani brand hotel in the world’s tallest building has been delayed again – from April 21 to April 27. This time the blame lies on the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland.
Apparently Giorgio Armani is unable to get to his own hotel’s opening in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, since the volcano’s eruption sent a dark cloud of volcanic ash over Europe, resulting in the cancellation of thousands of flights to and from Europe.
With the ash cloud preventing Giorgio Armani and invited guests for the opening from making it to Dubai, a spokesman for Armani Hotels & Resorts put out this statement:
“Due to the unforeseen closure of European Aerospace and the subsequent cancellation of international flights, the much anticipated grand opening of Armani Hotel Dubai has been postponed.”
Much anticipated is right, and the grand opening better be grand, after all the hype and delays.
This is the third date in the last two months that Armani Hotels and their Dubai based partners Emaar have announced for the opening of the Armani Dubai.
The launch was initially scheduled for March 18, then postponed again to April 21 because Dubai was facing some financial woes and the building apparently wasn’t as ready as they thought it was. Now they tell us its been pushed back to April 27.
Note to Armani - We understand your pain, since Dubai going bankrupt or a stupid volcano that chose this particular moment to wake up and start burping ash is absolutely not your fault.
But this dog eat the homework routine isn’t fun anymore, and if your hotel doesn’t open on April 27.. let’s just say we’re about ready to give up on the opening of the world’s first Armani Hotel which refuses to open.