By Michael Gerrity

(DUBAI, UAE) — In preparation for the grand opening of the first Armani Hotel in the world on March 18, 2010, Armani Hotel Dubai has just unveiled their new state-of-the-art online booking system January 31st to begin processing early room reservations.

Armani Casa
Armani Casa

Their new online booking system allows guests to search real-time room availability and book across all room types, including the highly exclusive and one-of-a-kind Armani Dubai Suite. The Armani Dubai Suite is located on level 39 of Burj Khalifa and faces the Arabian Gulf with stunning views of the city and beyond. The suite has a spacious living room, an eight-seat private dining room, private gym, full-service bar and pantry, and two luxurious bedrooms, all equipped with modern amenities.

The Burj Khalifa is now the tallest building in the world at over 828 meters that celebrated its grand opening February 4, 2010.

Other room categories available to guests includes 24 Armani Studios, 44 Armani Classic rooms, 38 Armani Premiere rooms, 36 Armani Suites, six Armani Executive and six Armani Ambassador Suites, and five Armani Signature Suites. All are designed to the highest industry standards, from the room designs to the carefully selected textiles and fabrics to the impeccable service, every aspect of the hotel experience will bear the Armani signature.

Alongside 160 guest rooms and suites, the hotel will feature eight restaurants offering world cuisine ranging from Japanese and Indian to Mediterranean and, of course, authentic Italian. The impressive array of entertainment destinations includes the region’s first and only Armani/Privé club and the world’s first in-hotel Armani/SPA, alongside Armani/Dolci, a chocolate and sweets store, Armani/Fiori, a flower shop, and Armani/Galleria, an Armani accessories store.

Complementing the hotel and located on levels 9 to 16 of Burj Khalifa are the Armani Residences, 144 luxurious private residences, which like the hotel have all been personally designed by Giorgio Armani.

Speaking of the soon to open hotel, Marc Dardenne, CEO Emaar Hotels & Resorts, says, “Promising the Armani lifestyle not only in terms of aesthetics but also with regard to hospitality and service requires us to have the right people in place. The team that has been handpicked from around the world is currently undergoing a series of orientation workshops. Representing over 50 nationalities, once operational, the team will be world-class in its approach. Moreover, each team member will be a true ambassador of the Armani brand as they introduce and acquaint guests with the Armani lifestyle experience.”

The opening of the Armani Hotel in Dubai will be followed by the launch of the Armani Hotel Milano.

Other properties underway include the first Armani Resort, planned for Marrakech, and the first Armani Residences villas, scheduled for Marassi in Egypt. Further Armani hotels, resorts and residences will open subsequently in key international destinations such as New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London.