Opening the first Armani Hotel in the world's tallest tower Burj Khalifa is exactly the kind of style you would expect from Giorgio Armani
By: LuxuryFacts Team
Posted on: August 10, 2010
Opening the first Armani Hotel in the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa in Dubai is exactly the kind of style you would expect from Giorgio Armani. Larger-than-life, yet subtle and elegant luxury.
The design and the décor of the Armani Hotel Dubai is obviously most noteworthy. The minimalist Italian style, mixed with rich Middle East design elements, create that highly luxurious look. A huge metallic arch structure, inspired by Arabian palaces, forms the centerpiece of the triple-height lobby. The arch theme is seen throughout the hotel.
Occupying floors concourse to 8 and levels 38 and 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, being located on such a high altitude, offers sweeping views of the city. Every aspect of the hotel has been designed and planned by Giorgio Armani, right from the bespoke furnishings to the restaurant menus and in-room amenities.
The hotel has no front desk or concierge. However, the Armani Hotel assigns each hotel guest a personal Lifestyle Manager who serves as a personal contact and host from the moment they make a reservation to the time they check out and even beyond. The Lifestyle Manager understands the interests and desires of the guest and ensures that all their needs are attended to in a discreet manner, both within and outside of Armani Hotel Dubai. Hotel guests can ask their Lifestyle Managers for advice and help with everything from business and transportation arrangements, shopping, entertainment and meal recommendations to arranging for childcare.
The eight restaurants in Armani Hotel offer a global experience with cuisines ranging from Japanese to Mediterranean and, of course, authentic fine-dining Italian. Amal, the Indian restaurant, features fresh and innovative regional Indian cuisine, an extensive beverage list and selected teas.
The Armani/Privé VIP lounge hosts exciting nights in an ambience filled with vibrant beats of the resident DJ as well as visiting and international guest DJs. Its futuristic design and feel is absolutely pulsating.
The hotel also houses the first in-hotel Armani Spa in the world. The spa provides personalised individual treatments, personal fitness, sequential thermal bathing as well as private and social relaxation. Oliver Key, General Manager, Armani Hotel Dubai, said, “The Armani/Spa offers a range of unique therapies based on three concepts - Mu, to quench a desire for relaxation and stillness; Liberta, freedom of movement and the release of physical pain; and Fluidita, the enhancement and balance of energy. Each of the concepts is aimed to cater to one’s individual needs.”
The hotel also boasts three exclusive retail outlets: Armani/Galleria, a haute couture boutique offering fashion accessories previously available by invitation only – and the first and only place in Dubai where the Armani Prive collection is showcased; Armani/Dolci, a luxurious confectionary offering a sweet selection of biscuits, small savouries and more; and Armani/Fiori, a floral boutique offering exquisite fresh flower arrangements and exclusively designed vases by Giorgio Armani that follow the fluid shapes of the flowers themselves.
Complementing the hotel and located on levels 9 to 16 of Burj Khalifa are the Armani Residences, featuring 144 luxurious private residences, which, like the hotel, has been personally designed by Giorgio Armani reflecting his smooth, understated style.
A result of the collaboration between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties PJSC, the Armani Hotel Dubai took five years to be built to this perfection. The second Armani Hotel will launch in Milan next year. Other properties in progress include the first Armani Resort, planned for Marrakech, and the first Armani Residences Villas in Marassi, Egypt. Armani hotels, resorts and residences will also open in key markets such as New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London.