Armani Hotel Dubai, the world's first hotel developed by Armani Hotels '&' Resorts, in Burj Khalifa opened on April 21, 2010. It is the first such hotel to be launched under the collaboration between Emaar Properties PJSC and Giorgio Armani SpA. An integral component of Burj Khalifa, every element of the Armani Hotel Dubai has been personally designed by fashion legend Giorgio Armani.
The second hotel, located in Milan, is still on schedule to open in mid-2011. The first Giorgio Armani-designed hotel opened in the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai last April and Dardenne said he was pleased with the reception it had received. “These hotels you build them up over the years. I think, eventually, some people will come to Dubai just to stay at the hotel. It is bringing something new to Dubai and that has been very positive,” he added.
The date has been announced for the opening of the world’s first Armani Hotel in Dubai. The launch hotel from the fashion designer will finally open on March 18 within the world’s tallest building, which was recently completed in the Emirate and has now been officially named Burj Khalifa.
With the most prestigious hotel brands establishing their presence in the Emirates, Sarya Group LLC, exclusive retailer and agent to Dammann Freres and Canasuc in the Middle East has partnered with elite brands such as the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Armani Hotel; the Address Hotels; Khalydia Palace Rayhaan Hotel; Royal Mirage Hotel; and even the 7-star Royal Mansour - Marrakech in Morocco to provide them with these royal products.
Our goal is to develop multiple ultra-luxury hotels and resorts worldwide and the next hotel to open is in Milan, which will be in April 2011. We are planning and designing Marrakech and also looking at destinations like New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, London and Paris.
The much-anticipated opening of the Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, has been delayed by more than a month, UAE daily the National reported on Monday, citing a source familiar with the matter. The opening ceremony of the Italian designer's first hotel will now take place on April 22, instead of March 18, due to unfinished work, the newspaper said, adding that it will open to the public two days later.
In the same interview, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, was also quoted as saying: "We are very bullish on the India market for our hospitality business and together with our partner, are in the process of identifying a viable site to launch Armani hotels."
Dubai hosts – despite all those financial troubles in the recent past – the highest building on earth. The 828 meters tall Burj Khalifa is a symbol for sustained activities in the Middle East hotel investment and real estate sector. The region also accommodates one of the most exclusive hotels in the world – the Armani Hotel with its 160 luxurious suites.