There will be another jewel in the crown of Dubai when the world’s tallest hotel will open its doors for first guest in the next two weeks. JW Marriott Hotel Marques, one of the five luxury brands within Marriott Group and fifth in the world, is set to open its first tower in the middle of November, the man in command of the property – general manager Rupprecht Queitsch – told Khaleej Times in an interview.
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.
The industry is divided as to which tourist destinations in Egypt will recover from the aftermath of the recent 18-day uprising the fastest. “Cairo is likely to recover first and then secondary destinations such as Alexandria and resort destinations by the Red Sea, like Sharm El Sheikh, Hurgada and Luxor to mention a few,” said Goddard.
Coming on the back of a host of 'designer hotel' openings around the world, including the Armani Hotel in the United Arab Emirates, it has now been revealed that the parent company of Louis Vuitton is set to venture into the hospitality sector.
"Giorgio Armani dresses us for life," said Jay Phillips, explaining why he and husband Steven Hare held their recent nuptial celebration at the Armani Hotel in Milan. "So we decided to live inside his world with our dearest friends for one perfect weekend." For two San Franciscans, hosting a destination wedding in Italy was "ridiculous, fabulous, and the most amazing thing we could have imagined. And we have good imaginations."
The world’s first Armani hotel, located in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, won the ‘Best Business Hotel,’ award at the Gulf Connoisseur Awards 2010. Armani/Amal, the hotel’s in-house Indian restaurant, also won the ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant’ award at the event. The Armani Hotel Dubai was unveiled in April this year and was designed by Giorgio Armani.
As Burj Khalifa completes its first 10 days of operation since its inauguration, the 'Burj effect' continues to benefit surrounding hotels that have capitalised on the iconic tower's brand value in recent days.
The property prepared a sumptuous dinner for the group from Russia who visited Dubai for a seven-day tour of the city. The group visited Dubai’s main attractions such as Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Souk Madinat, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach and other touristic places.
After all, Fashion TV will be up against the likes of the new Burj Khalifa Armani hotel, not to mention plans afoot for hotels in Dubai from Elie Saab and Karl Lagerfeld, the latter on Isla Moda, with uniforms designed by Victoria Beckham.