Thursday, 29 April 2010

Giorgio Armani’s Hotel Is Open For Business – 29/4/10

Finally, Giorgio Armani’s hotel in Dubai has been unveiled. Its launch was postponed last week due to the volcanic ash (see our earlier report).

The hotel, Armani’s first, occupies eight floors of the Burj Khalifa, which is the world’s tallest building. Almost no expense has been spared on the 160-room hotel, which boasts eight restaurants, a spa and three retail outlets.

The project, a joint venture between Giorgio Armani SpA and Emaar Properties, is the first in a planned collection of hotels, resorts and residences.

Speaking to WWD at the opening, Armani said, “Yesterday when I arrived and saw the hotel, I felt really emotional. After five years of working on this project on paper and sketches, I finally saw how it all came to life.”

Click here to see a slideshow of images of the hotel.

Image courtesy of WWD. It shows Armani at his new hotel.

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