Hoping to sleep with Giorgio Armani this week? You’re gonna have to wait a little longer. The Armani Hotel Dubai has been delayed yet again until April 27 and this time, there is a more credible delay factor–the volcanic ash spewing out of Iceland which has shut down much of the European airspace.
Giorgio Armani had been due to arrive in Dubai early this week, along with hundreds of VIP guests and celebrities.
The hotel’s media launch was due on Wednesday morning, followed by a major launch party on Wednesday night. The party was due to have included a special fashion show.
It is understood the plans for the event will remain as before but take place six days later.
The hotel was originally set to open on March 18 but was delayed until April 21 because of other operational difficulties within the gargantuan Burj Khalifa tower (of which the Armani Hotel occupies 10 floors.)
We’re going to circle our calendars for April 27 now but given the tenacious path of the volcanic ash, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Armani Dubai got pushed back another week. We hope Giorgio and his team/fashion muses can handle the wait.