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Armani Hotel in Dubai Delayed

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The opening of the Armani Hotel, due to open in Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, has been delayed to April 27, due, says the NY Time to the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull—a force of nature we know has also affected a lot of other stuff. The property features eight restaurants, a lounge, a spa, a fitness center, a pool, and a series of Armani-branded shops. Its public areas and 160 guest rooms will be situated on the ground floor, concourse, floors 1 to 8, and floors 38 to 39 of the Burj Khalifa. The Armani Hotel in Dubai is the first developed by Armani Hotels & Resorts—properties in Egypt, Italy, and Morocco will follow. [NY Times]