Tuesday, April 27, 2010
By Jody Marich
Italian designer Gergio Armani, is broadening his horizons.
Not only is the the famous designer known for his fashion sense but now he is adding architecture and hospitality to his list of expertise. Armani has created his first hotel, which opened today in Dubai. The Armani Hotel Dubai is located in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower.
Armani used his style to create the hotel using a palette of creams and earth tones. His hotels are designed to embody elegance and beauty.
The website describes his hotels as "places that offer the same kind of welcome to guests as he would privately extend to his family and friends."
Armani partnered up with Emaar Properties, a leading company in development, to create a luxurious collection of International hotels, resorts and residence. He wanted to create a new standard for luxury, bringing his style and hospitality to others.
With 160 guestrooms and suites, and 8 different layouts to choose from, Armani has created a hotel of style and opulence.
I was curious to see prices so I tried an 8 day stay. The average daily rate for the "Armani Studio," the least expensive, costs around 2000$.
Other cities Armani plans to build in include: New York, London, Tokyo and next to open is Milan. Set to be completed in 2010, the Milano Hotel is located in Italy's fashion capital as well as Armani's hometown.
Knowing the designer's art of fashion, I can only imagine how wonderful and stylish his hotels will be.