When the Ritz-Carlton closed the doors to its original Hong Kong hotel in 2008, it wasn't long before the hotel group would make one of its biggest announcements in hotel history: the next Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong would be open just three years later and would be the highest hotel in the world, surpassing the Armani Hotel at the Burj Khalifa, which opened in March 2010.
The first of two fashion-brand hotels to open this year in Dubai (there's also a Palazzo Versace in the pipeline), the Armani Hotel will take up floors five to eight and two higher levels of the Burj Khalifa. Don't expect anything here to be done on a subtle scale – 160 rooms and suites (all furnished with signature Armani/ Casa designs), Armani/Dolci artisan confectionery, Armani/Fiori bespoke flower arrangements, an Armani/Privé nightclub and a spa will all be part of the operation when it opens next month.
Could the dramatic events in the Middle East ultimately be a bonus to the luxury industry? For John Hooks, deputy chairman and director at Giorgio Armani, the Middle East is not new territory, with Dubai the home of the first Armani hotel and with the brand’s strong presence in the Gulf region. “Until the present disturbances, the three major factors that have determined the evolution of the market have been the price of oil, the generational change in the ruling class and the demographic explosion,”
Emaar Properties on Sunday announced to build a new hotel in Downtown area and that will be the second tallest property in the high-end area, according to chief executive officer for retail Arif Amiri. Amiri did not disclose value of the project and even declined to give the sale price. “We will announce the price at public launch on September 22,” he told reporters at a news conference.
Part of a three-tower complex, The Address Fountain Views Dubai has 193 elegantly designed hotel rooms with amenities including five food and beverage outlets encompassing all-day dining and signature...
Emaar Hospitality Group has partnered with Visa’s 2011 Premium Privileges programme to reward customers with exclusive discounts, when they use their Visa debit or credit card to indulge at selected outlets across The Address Hotels + Resorts, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, and the Dubai Marina Yacht Club over the next four months.
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 Address Downtown Dubai is the flagship hotel of The Address Hotels + Resorts, and is located in Downtown Dubai, described as the new soul of the city. The 63-storey hotel, the second tallest in the neighborhood, overlooks Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building; The Dubai Mall, the worlds largest shopping and entertainment destination; and The Dubai Fountain, the worlds tallest performing fountain.
Located in the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the 160-room hotel is clad from bedhead to bar with Giorgio Armani-designed furnishings from the label's home collection. A total of four resorts and 10 Armani hotels are planned for the world's fashion capitals, including Milan (2010), London, Paris, New York and Tokyo.