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Armani Hotel Dubai
23 January 2011,
In an emirate that made its wealth from the spurts of oil back in the days, Dubai has not stopped for even one second to take a look back – instead now headlines almost all of the most exclusive, expensive and the classy, roping in Giorgio Armani to make his debut as a hotelier.
Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), proudly houses the Burj Khalifa and at 2,717 feet it is more than twice the height of the Empire State Building. This, much to the glee of the powers that be in Dubai, makes it the tallest building in the world – a world class destination and the magnificent centerpiece of Downtown Dubai. Dubai’s new masterpiece, the skyscraper is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options. But perhaps the most notable addition made this year was the world’s first Armani Hotel, opened on 27th April 2010, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by fashion maestro Giorgio Armani and Mohammed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC.
With its landmark location inside the iconic Burk Khalifa, the elegant Armani Hotel Dubai is poised to be the most exclusive hospitality destination in the city and a new benchmark for the industry globally. Occupying floors concourse to 8 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 furnishings to restaurant menus and in-room amenities.
As people familiar with Armani’s work know, the designer is a Modernist. Not a Modernist in the clichéd white-walls, chrome-and-black-leather-furniture sense of the word. But a Modernist with a penchant for streamlined furniture and restrained rooms. Each of the rooms and suites, which take the unique form of the tower, are finished with precious materials. The curved walls are clad in custom-created luxe fabrics and hand made leather from Florence, floors are covered with Japanese Tatami and bathrooms feature dramatic green bamboo marble from Brazil. Each unique living space is furnished with bespoke Armani Casa pieces including oak tables with liquid metal finish created exclusively for the hotel. Sophisticated colors, clean lines and unique textures blend together seamlessly with the tower’s stunning architecture and natural light to create an atmosphere of calm serenity where guests can feel at ease.