DUBAI, UAE, April 27, 2010 -- The world's first Armani Hotel was opened today by fashion maestro Giorgio Armani and Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC.
With its landmark location inside the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building developed by Emaar, Armani Hotel Dubai occupies floors concourse to 8 and levels 38 & 39 of Burj Khalifa. It has 160 guest rooms and suites, eight restaurants, exclusive retail outlets and a spa.
Every aspect of the hotel has been designed by Giorgio Armani. He 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 Armani Hotel Dubai and invite my guests in to experience my world."
Mohamed Alabbar said: "Armani Hotel Dubai is a celebration of superior aesthetics and world-class project development competencies. It will be a referral point for luxury hospitality projects and brings global attention to Dubai and Burj Khalifa. This project required extraordinary attention to detail and a commitment to luxury, perfection and excellence. Our guests will experience the passion that has gone into its development across every touch point."
Marking the designer's first foray into the world of hospitality, Armani Hotel Dubai brings to life the Stay with Armani philosophy, promising a "home-away from-home" experience. This approach goes beyond visual aesthetics, offering a new level of service under the Lifestyle Services department. Each guest is assigned a personal Lifestyle Manager who serves as a personal contact from booking through the stay.
The hotel restaurants offer cuisines from Japanese, Indian Mediterranean and fine-dining Italian. Leisure options include the world's first in-hotel Armani/SPA; Armani/Galleria a haute couture boutique; Armani/Dolci, a luxurious confectionary; and Armani/Fiori, a floral boutique.
Complementing the hotel and located on levels 9 to 16 of Burj Khalifa are Armani Residences, featuring 144 luxurious private residences. A collaboration between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties, Armani Hotel Dubai is the first in a collection of hotels, resorts and residences to be unveiled in international destinations.
GDS codes for reservations by travel agencies for Armani Hotel Dubai are: Sbare (AI 117453), Apollo/Galileo (AI 89776), Worldspan (AI 73769) and Amadeus (AI DXBANI). For bookings visit http://www.armanihotels.com.
Emaar Press Office