Fashion house Armani is to transform one of London’s best known landmarks into a luxury hotel, it was claimed today. The brand synonymous with style and sophistication plans to open a £100million resort in Admiralty Arch. It is understood to be close to snapping up the gatehouse which leads from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace.
The much-anticipated Armani Hotel Dubai will miss its scheduled opening date for a second time, Arabian Business has learned. The luxury hotel, housed in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, was scheduled to open on March 18 but the launch ceremony has now been pushed back to April 22, a source confirmed.
On a bright autumn day in Milan last month, Giorgio Armani spent hours walking around a hotel, meticulously inspecting every last detail. The first Armani hotel opened last year in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai. But Mr Armani says he feels much more of an "emotional" connection with the Milan property.
With a year that saw some hospitality heavyweights facing construction delays, tight financing and cancelled projects, 2010 is ushering in renewed hope to the industry. Burj Khalifa's Armani Hotel, which opens on March 18, is one of the many iconic hotel properties in the UAE that will stretch the vertical limits of the country, changing its landscape to embrace the hotels market with flair and investments.
The Metropolitan Hotel in Dubai is to be knocked down to make way for a Las Vegas-inspired luxury hotel project. The US$1.33 billion (Dh4.8bn) development on Sheikh Zayed Road is to include three luxury hotels with a total of 1,616 rooms and a theatre big enough to seat more than 1,000, Al Habtoor Group announced yesterday.
The Armani Hotel Dubai will no doubt be the most popular hotel in the UAE and the Middle East. The hotel is located at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and the most remarkable landmark of the 21st century. Being Emaar's flagship project, it is the bonfire to tourists and one of the most prestigious square kilometers of the world.
The Residence at Burj Khalifa is located from levels 19 to 108 in the world's tallest building. These comprise an elegant collection of studios, and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units. Unit size is 546 to 2,333 square feet and amenities include state-of-the-art fitness facilities, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, recreation room, private library, cigar club, convenience store and valet parking.
The Address Downtown Dubai, the flagship hotel of The Address Hotels + Resorts, the hotel brand owned by Emaar Hospitality Group, has been chosen as the 'Best Hotel in the World' at the Global Traveler Annual Reader Survey Awards for the second consecutive year. Global Traveler is a monthly magazine for business and luxury travellers, and in this year's annual reader survey, more than 28,000 people - mostly frequent premium travellers - took part to determine the best in some 70 travel-related categories.
One of the first new serviced hotels in Dubai to complete will be Burjside Boulevard in the Burj Area with enviable views over the world's tallest tower and world's largest mall. Developed by DAMAC Properties, the region's largest luxury private developer, the 50-storey tower is set to begin handover later this year.