Travelog: First Armani Hotel to open in Burj Dubai

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Armani Hotel Dubai, the first hotel to open under the collaboration between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties PJSC, will be launched on March 18, 2010.

Edgy Paris fashion brand Maison Martin Margiela is moving into hospitality

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While the brand doesn’t have the global fame of Versace or Armani, both of which have opened hotels, its niche position is part of its appeal. This is a fashion insider’s fashion label, with the kind of stylistic trademarks that can leave those not in the know feeling baffled.

World’s first Armani Hotel opens in Burj Khalifa

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After a few delays, designer Giorgio Armani formally opened the world’s first Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa on Tuesday and said his company would, in partnership with Dubai-based Emaar Properties, open 10 more such hotels over the next 10 years.

Dubai hotels roll out shopping festival deals

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The DEPE has partnered with over 80 four and five-star hotels including beach hotels and resorts for DSF 2011. Some of the participating beach and city hotels include Madinat Jumeirah, Armani Hotels & Resorts, Atlantis the Palm Jumeirah, InterContintental Dubai Festival City, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates, The Address Downtown Dubai, The Palace - The Old Town Hotel and numerous other hotels.

Brand palaces

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Designer properties seem appropriate for Dubai, where retail is the main tourist attraction and the skyline blazes with neon logos, but they will soon be appearing in a number of other locations. Next spring Bulgari will open a new hotel in London that will include one penthouse and six other residences, and Armani has plans to open two further hotel-residential complexes in Marrakech and Marassi by 2013.

Iftar of the day: Mediterraneo, Armani Hotel

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The iftar at Armani Hotel Dubai's Mediterraneo is unique not least because it is in the iconic Burj Khalifa, but because of the experience. Few restaurants in the city offer such expansive views of the Dubai Fountain.

Elisabetta Gucci plans 40 hotels over 15 years

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Luxury hotelier Elisabetta Gucci is planning 40 hotels over the next 15 years in the Middle East, Far East and South America and aims to open its first hotel in Dubai at the end of 2010, an executive said.

Prices for Versace hotel flats cut by half

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Mr Mahmoud said it was an established trend among operators in the luxury properties market, including Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton, to have private residences incorporated into a hotel. The Armani hotel in the Burj Khalifa also uses this model.

ATM 2011: The Address to double portfolio

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The Address is owned by Emaar Hospitality Group, which also owns Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall and entertainment complex, both in the newly-created 'downtown' area of Dubai. 

Also part of Emaar’s portfolio is Atmosphere, the restaurant which opened this year at 122 storeys high to great success within Burj Khalifa, Arora said, and Armani Dubai, a five-star hotel within the tower.



Armani Ristorante. Armani Hotel Dubai

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Armani Ristorante draws on the rich gastronomic traditions of authentic Italian cuisine. The menu offers a mix of traditional and modern dishes that takes the diner in an adventure of exploring new horizons. The food is served in an attractive, elegant and mouthwatering fashion.