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Versace has its international string of Palazzo Versace hotels, couturier Christian Lacroix designed the Hotel de Petit Moulin, there's the Maison Moschino in Milano, and Ralph Lauren has his Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica.
Now, one more designer is making waves in the hospitality industry.
Opening today in the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the Armani Hotel Dubai is a luxury designer hotel in the purest sense. Built on select floors (concourse, 8, 38, and 39) of the iconic ever-evolving building, the hotel features eight restaurants, 160 guest rooms and suits, a spa, and luxury shopping—including the couture Armani/Galleria, confectioner Armani/Dolci, and floral boutique Armani/Fiori.
"It has long been my dream to have a hotel in which I myself would like to stay and entertain family and friends, where the Armani aesthetic is combined with Italian-style warmth and hospitality," Armani said. "I am thrilled to open the doors of the Armani Hotel Dubai and invite my guests in to experience my world."
In the near future, Armani plans to open an Armani Resort in Marrakech, the Armani Residences Villas in Marassi, Egypt, and additional Armani Hotels and properties in New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, and London.
· Armani Hotels [Official Site]