First Armani Hotel Opens March 18 in Burj Dubai

Commercial News » Commercial Real Estate Edition | By Alma Kadragic | January 4, 2010 10:19 AM ET

(DUBAI, U.A.E.) -- On the opening day of the Burj Dubai, a spokesman announced that the Armani Hotel Dubai, the first hotel created by the collaboration between Giorgio Armani and Emaar Properties, will be launched on March 18. The Armani Hotel Dubai occupies several floors in the Burj Dubai, at 160 stories, the world's tallest building.

The Armani Hotel Dubai is the first of a projected series of hotels, resorts and residences designed by Giorgio Armani, and it marks fashion guru Armani's debut in the world of hospitality.

The Armani Hotel Dubai is expected to be the most exclusive destination in a city with a number of exclusive hotels beginning with the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab.

No date has been set for the launch of the next Armani Hotel in Milan nor properties such as the first Armani Residences apartments in Marrakech, Morocco, and the first Armani Residences villas in Egypt. Further Armani hotels, resorts and residences are planned in key international destinations such as New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, and London.

Armani Hotels & Resorts was established in 2005 between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties PJSC to develop, own, and operate exclusive hotels, resorts, and residences in the world's most important cities and holiday destinations. Armani Hotels & Resorts plans to open at least ten hotels and resorts within the next ten years.

Emaar Properties PJSC, listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is the developer of Downtown Burj Dubai, a large area that includes Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping centers, several  hotels, office complexes, and residential apartments in towers and garden complexes.

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