The bar/lounge’s massive windows were dressed in plenty of Armani Home shades for a textured effect.
The residences from its custom furnishings to the menus in its eight restaurants that range from Italian to Indian and Japanese and reflect the multi-ethnic money-pot that is Dubai were designed by Armani himself and the hotel architecture was designed by Wilson Associates.
“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,” said Armani at the opening. “I am thrilled to open the doors of the Armani Hotel Dubai and invite my guests in to experience my world.
That world, like his clothes, are a study in opulent minimalism, with Eramosa limestone floors, zebrawood paneling, and fabric covered walls in the hotel, its retail outlets, and spa. The luxury treatment doesn’t stop with the materials however—each hotel guest is assigned a personal “lifestyle manager” upon arrival to ensure their stays are as fantastical as Armani’s vision.