Five years ago, Dubai made history with the first signature hotel bearing the stamp of fashion legend Giorgio Armani opening in Burj Khalifa. Today, Armani Hotel Dubai, defined by its location in the world’s tallest building, has carved a distinctive niche in global luxury hospitality.
Reflecting the pure elegance, simplicity and sophisticated comfort associated with Armani’s signature style, the hotel marked its fifth anniversary recently.
Personalising the guest journey through its ‘Stay with Armani’ philosophy, it has introduced several industry-firsts. From Lifestyle Managers, who offer the perfect match of pampering and privacy for guests, to signature restaurants, spa treatments and unmatched business venues, Armani Hotel Dubai stands apart in all aspects of its operations.
Spencer H. Wadama, General Manager, said: “The location and brand equity contributed to building Armani Hotel Dubai’s niche appeal but we took its success to the next level through personalised service standards. Our ‘Stay with Armani’ philosophy of regarding guests as the personal guests of Armani himself and the impeccable service offered by our Lifestyle Managers have built incredible loyalty. Today, Armani Hotel Dubai has a distinctive position in the world’s luxury hotels.”
Armani Hotel Dubai has won several industry accolades. In 2014, it won the ‘World’s Leading Landmark Hotel Award’ and repeated its 2013 triumph as ‘Dubai’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards (WTA). It won ‘Global Travel Experience Award’ in the ‘best in-room technology’ category, organised by Zanadu.
At WTA, Armani Hotel Dubai was voted as ‘World’s Leading Designer Hotel’ in 2012 and as ‘Middle East’sLeading Luxury Hotel’ in 2011. It was honoured for ‘Best Hotel Construction and Design’ at the International Property Awards in 2010. This year, it won two laurels at the Time Out Restaurant Awards 2015 – with Armani/Ristorante honoured as ‘Best Italian Restaurant’ for the third consecutive year, while Armani/Amal was ‘Highly Commended’ as ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ having clinched the award in 2013 and 2014.
Armani Hotel Dubai has opened three outdoor balconies adding al fresco space to the hotel’s popular dining venues opening to spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain and Downtown Dubai. Diners now have dedicated balcony seating at Armani/Ristorante, Armani/Deli and Armani/Mediterraneo.