HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced at the 4th anniversary celebration of his accession to becoming the ruler of Dubai, the long awaited grand opening of the Burj Dubai and its subsequent name change to the Burj Khalifa, in honor of HH Sheikh Khalifa, the President of the UAE, and ruler of the neighboring Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Burj Khalifa, standing over 828 metres high is now recognized as the world’s tallest building, and will house the newest in designer hotels, the Giorgio Armani Hotel.
As the first of four hotels being decorated and designed by the esteemed Giorgio Armani, this designer hotel is scheduled for opening in April 2010. When open, it will occupy 15 of the first 39 floors of the Burj Khalifa, and will house 160 rooms, in addition to the150 suites that will be located in the Armani Residence, allowing many to make Armani their long-term lifestyle choice. Upon their opening, Dubaishortstay.com will be offering both as amazingly new accommodation choices in the beautiful city of Dubai.
To add to the success of luxurious hospitality in Dubai, Emaar, the largest property developer in Dubai, has agreed to launch and manage a number of additional Giorgio Armani hotels within Dubai as well as some additional hotels, worldwide, throughout some of the world’s most prominent cities. When completed, the project will launch Emaar into the stratosphere as being one of the world’s most valuable companies within the hospitality industry.
When launched, the hotel will provide rooms on floors 5 through 8, and suites will be offered on floors 38 and 39. The Armani Residence will house suites on floors 16 through 37, consisting of one and two bedroom luxury apartments ranging from 100 sq. metres to 215 sq. metres. Magnificently decorated and furnished by the Armani Casa Collection, they offer elegant yet comfortable living environment.
This luxury residence will complement the new Armani Hotel Dubai, consisting of 160 rooms that offer the ultimate in luxury and hospitality, in addition to the fine views provided from its location in this iconic tower. Giorgio Armani has been quoted as saying “The Burj Dubai is a remarkable architectural achievement and provides the perfect setting for my first Armani Residences.” (This statement being made before the announcement of the change in the tower’s name.)
The Burj Khalifa is a mixed use tower consisting of commercial floors, furnished apartments, and the biggest brand names in amenities. It is surrounded by Old Town, Downtown Burj Dubai, and the Dubai Mall (one of the largest malls in the region), the Burj Boulevard, as well as various other entertainment venues.
Armani Hotel Dubai will certainly be a great addition to Dubai’s hospitality industry, as well as complimenting what is already the great success of Dubai’s tourism industry. Dubai hotels have left prints on history with regards to their uniquely designed structures that have become iconic land marks against the Dubai skyline, and their reputations for their high quality of services making them leaders in the hospitality industry, worldwide.