The world's first Armani Hotel opens

Giorgio Armani can now add another accomplishment to his already glowing CV: the Armani Hotel in Dubai. He joins a select handful of designers who have worked with luxury hoteliers – among them Elie Saab, who brought his unique style to the Tiger Woods resort in Dubai, the late Gianni Versace and his Versace Palace in Australia, or Christian Lacroix and the Du Petit Moulin in Paris.

The Armani Hotel occupies the first eight floors as well as levels 38 and 39 of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai's tallest tower. This spectacular hotel is a distinctive reflection of Armani fashion designs that keeps in line with Armani Casa aesthetics: a minimalist, elegant and polished look that separates itself from the excess so frequently seen in other deluxe hotels of a similar standing.

With a total of 160 rooms and suites furnished with refined luxury, the Armani hotel truly represents a unique fusion of opulence and minimalism.

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The corridor to the rooms - sleek and stylish yet decidedly functional 

The designer has spent the past five years ensuring every detail is covered. Even the shower is transformed into a minimalist and elegant space 

The Business Centre is a circular space, with bare walls, comfortable armchairs and, of course, black and red tones - the two hallmarks of Armani 

The hotel lobbies are unique creations, with panelled walls, gold lettering and luxuriously thick carpets 

Another lobby. The dark wood adds warmth to the space and the soft lighting provides a touch of sophistication 

In a lobby that provides access to a private floor of the hotel, marble imported from Canada and a psychedelic zebra print splashed across the walls are just some of the unique design features 

Giorgio Armani and his niece Roberta with Mohamed Alabbar, the chairman of Emaar Properties, which owns the tower that houses the hotel 

Perfect symmetrical lines, metallic tones and silver detailing provides the best in haute design, not to mention the sumptuous fabrics adorning the walls in some parts in the hotel 

The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, standing at a noteworthy 828m, and contains the first hotel designed by the Italian Armani group