By Andy Sambidge  www.arabianbusiness.com

Room rates at Dubai’s Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa will start at AED1,700 for a night in one of 24 Armani studios, it was revealed on Sunday.

The hotel, which is due to open in March, has put its online booking system live starting, with bookings able to be made at www.armanihotels.com.

Prices available online also included up to AED9,000 for one of the hotel’s signature suites but no prices were available for the one of a kind Armani Dubai suite when Arabian Business visited the website on Sunday. The cheapest room cost AED1,700 during off peak months.

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.

The 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 which is located on level 39 of Burj Khalifa.

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.

Other room categories available to discerning 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.

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.

Marc Dardenne, CEO Emaar Hotels & Resorts, said: “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 hand picked 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.”

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