After an agonizing wait and 5 long years of development, the world’s first Armani Hotel finally opened on April 27, 2010 in the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.
Giorgio Armani personally cut the ribbon along with Mohamed Alabbar from Emaar Properties – partners in Armani’s first foray into hospitality. Let’s take a peek inside the Armani brand’s flagship fashion hotel.
The Burj Khalifa is currently the world’s tallest building, and the Armani Hotel Dubai occupies floors concourse to 8 and levels 38 & 39.
The hotel offers 160 guest rooms and suites, along with eight restaurants, branded retail outlets and a spa. Everything from furnishings to restaurant menus and in-room amenities has been exclusively designed by Giorgio Armani himself.
The ‘Armani experience’ includes a personal Lifestyle Manager assigned to each guest to serve as a personal contact from reservation to check out and even afterwards.
Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hotels & Resorts, explained that the hotel’s opening was a “culmination of a journey of innovation in hospitality, design aesthetics and style.” That would be the design elegance of Armani and the aesthetics of the Burj Khalifa coming together in a functional and very swanky hotel.
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