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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Burj Khalifa welcomes its first residents in Armani Residences

Burj Khalifa welcomes its first residents in Armani Residences

Dubai, UAE; May 18, 2010: Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building described as ‘A Living Wonder’ now has its first residential community. The world’s first Armani Residences in Burj Khalifa recently welcomed its first residents.

Close on the heels of the launch of the world’s first Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, Emaar Properties, the developer of the mixed-use tower, has handed over homes to buyers of Armani Residences, who now have the world’s most prestigious address.

Mr Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director – UAE, Emaar Properties, said: “From ‘History Rising,’ to ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa has now truly come to life with the first residential community in the luxurious Armani Residences.”

He added: “Already, with the opening of Armani Hotel Dubai, the tower is buzzing with activity, and with the imminent hand-over of The Residences and The Corporate Suites, Burj Khalifa will become a vibrant lifestyle community.”

Home-owner orientation for The Residences, luxury homes in Burj Khalifa, and The Corporate Suites, a collection of high-end offices also in the tower, is currently underway.

Armani Residences is developed through a collaboration of Emaar and Giorgio Armani S.p.A. Personally designed by fashion legend Giorgio Armani, the one- and two-bedroom apartments in Armani Residences celebrate luxurious modern living. Located on levels 9 to 16 of the tower, they offer spectacular views of the city and Downtown Dubai.

Ranging in size from 100 to 200 sq metres, the homes are a reflection of Giorgio Armani’s personal approach to elegance and style. Every aspect of the home has been carefully designed to reflect his impeccable and refined taste.

Residents will have access to the range a host of amenities at Armani Hotel Dubai including eight innovative outlets and a serene spa. In addition to the highest standards in security and safety and 24x7 support services, the homes feature smart-home technology and have fully automated systems for security, temperature and drapery control, lighting, and air-conditioning. The fittings and finishes are to world-class standards – every aspect designed by Giorgio Armani.

Among other amenities in Burj Khalifa are four swimming pools, an exclusive residents’ lounge, health and wellness facilities, and At.mosphere, the world’s highest fine dining restaurant at Level 122.

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World’s first Armani Residences at Burj Khalifa

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The world has a new icon in luxury hospitality – the Armani Hotel Dubai

The world has a new icon in luxury hospitality – the Armani Hotel Dubai

The world’s first Armani Hotel opened today (April 27, 2010) with a ribbon cutting ceremony by fashion maestro Giorgio Armani and Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC.

With its landmark location inside the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar, the elegant Armani Hotel Dubai is poised to be the most exclusive hospitality destination in the city and a new benchmark for the industry globally.

Occupying floors concourse to 8 and levels 38 & 39 of Burj Khalifa, the hotel features 160 luxurious guest rooms and suites, eight innovative restaurants, exclusive retail outlets and a serene spa. The hotel offers sweeping views of the city complemented with a harmonious and stylish lifestyle environment. Every aspect of the hotel’s design and service offerings has been designed and planned by Giorgio Armani, from the bespoke furnishings to restaurant menus and in-room amenities.

On the opening, Giorgio Armani said: “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. I am thrilled to open the doors of the Armani Hotel Dubai and invite my guests in to experience my world.”

Mohamed Alabbar said: “Armani Hotel Dubai is a true celebration of superior aesthetics and world-class project development competencies. The hotel will be a referral point for luxury hospitality projects in the future, and brings global attention to Dubai and to Burj Khalifa. This project required extraordinary attention to detail and a commitment to true luxury, perfection and excellence. Our guests will witness and experience the passion and dedication that has gone into its development across every touch point inside the hotel.”

He added: “Downtown Dubai is our flagship project, and is regarded as one the most prestigious square kilometres on earth with incredible choices in entertainment, shopping, commercial and leisure outlets. The jewel at the centre of this neighbourhood is Burj Khalifa, and Armani Hotel Dubai is a sterling value addition to the world’s tallest building.”

Armani Hotel Dubai’s luxurious rooms and suites are an expression of minimalist opulence, with every detail bearing the Armani signature. Practicality and elegance, the cornerstones of Armani’s signature style, combine with precious materials and sophisticated finishes to create a highly personalised space. Dedicating nearly five years to the project, Armani personally oversaw every aspect of the hotel’s design. The result is a property that feels bespoke, from the Eramosa stone floors, zebra wood paneling and fabric covered walls to the scents of the bath and spa accessories. The hotel truly brings to life Giorgio Armani’s dream.

Marking the designer’s first foray into the world of hospitality, the Armani Hotel Dubai brings to life the Stay with Armani philosophy, promising a “home-away from-home” experience. The Armani approach goes beyond visual aesthetics, offering a new level of service under the Lifestyle Services department.

Based on the philosophy that travel is as much an emotional journey as a physical one, the Armani Hotel assigns each hotel guest a personal Lifestyle Manager who will serve as a personal contact and host from the moment they make a reservation to the time they check out and even beyond. From the moment guests begin their journey at the time of booking, the Lifestyle Manager steps in to understand their interests and desires, and ensures that all their needs are attended to in a discreet manner, both within and outside of Armani Hotel Dubai. Armani’s Lifestyle Managers reflect the Stay with Armani promise and take care of the guests’ every need, desire and whim, sharing the Armani passion for comfort, elegance and service.

Before, throughout and even after a stay, hotel guests can ask their Lifestyle Managers for advice and help with everything from business and transportation arrangements, shopping, entertainment and meal recommendations to arranging for childcare.

The carefully chosen multicultural lifestyle management team-members are an extension of the Armani family, helping guests feel at home in the hotel and the city. The result is an extraordinary experience which realises the designer’s dream to create a space that embodies his own personal approach to hospitality and entertaining.

Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hotels & Resorts, said: “The opening of Armani Hotel Dubai is the culmination of a journey of innovation in hospitality, design aesthetics and style. Being the flagship hotel inside the iconic Burj Khalifa is in itself a historic position. Our vision is to bring together the design elegance of Armani with the graceful aesthetics of this landmark building. The result is a stunning property which offers our guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the simplicity and comfort of the Armani lifestyle.”

The Armani Hotel features eight restaurants offering a myriad of world cuisines ranging from Japanese and Indian to Mediterranean and, of course, authentic fine-dining Italian. The impressive culinary options reflect the cosmopolitan nature of the city.

The hotel’s vast leisure and entertainment options also include the first in-hotel Armani/SPA in the world. The spa embodies the Armani lifestyle and design philosophies where each unique space provides the context for personalized individual treatments, personal fitness, sequential thermal bathing as well as private and social relaxation.

The hotel also boasts three exclusive retail outlets: Armani/Galleria a haute couture boutique offering fashion accessories previously available by invitation only – and the first and only place in Dubai where the Armani Prive collection is showcased; Armani/Dolci, a luxurious confectionary offering a sweet selection of biscuits, small savouries and more; and Armani/Fiori, a floral boutique offering exquisite fresh flower arrangements and exclusively designed vases by Giorgio Armani that follow the fluid shapes of the flowers themselves.

Complementing the hotel and located on levels 9 to 16 of Burj Khalifa are the Armani Residences, featuring 144 luxurious private residences, which, like the hotel, has been personally designed by Giorgio Armani reflecting his smooth, understated style.

Born of the collaboration between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties PJSC, the Armani Hotel Dubai is the first in a collection of hotels, resorts and residences to be unveiled in key international destinations. The second Armani Hotel will launch in Milan next year.

Other properties underway include the first Armani Resort, planned for Marrakech, and the first Armani Residences Villas in Marassi, Egypt. Further Armani hotels, resorts and residences will open in key markets such as New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London.

Armani Hotels & Resorts was established in 2005 under an agreement between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties, with the objective to develop, own and operate an exclusive collection of hotels, resorts and residences in the world’s most important cities and holiday destinations. Armani Hotels & Resorts plans to open at least ten hotels and resorts within the next ten years. The GDS codes for reservations by travel agencies for Armani Hotel Dubai are: Sbare (AI 117453), Apollo/Galileo (AI 89776), Worldspan (AI 73769), Amadeus (AI DXBANI) and Pegasus (AI 73769). For online bookings visit

Giorgio Armani Group is one of the leading fashion and luxury goods groups in the world today with over 5,000 direct employees and 13 factories. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, jewellery, home furnishings, fragrances and cosmetics under a range of brand names: Giorgio Armani Privé, Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, AJ | Armani Jeans, A/X Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, Armani Teen, Armani Baby and Armani Casa. The exclusive distribution network of the Group comprises 76 Giorgio Armani boutiques, 19 Armani Collezioni shops, 166 Emporio Armani shops, 165 A/X Armani Exchange shops, 17 AJ | Armani Jeans shops, 8 Armani Junior shops, 10 Giorgio Armani Accessori shops, 2 Emporio Armani Accessori shops, 29 Armani Casa shops and 14 Emporio Armani Caffés in 46 countries around the world.

Emaar Properties PJSC, listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is a global property developer with a significant presence in key markets world-wide. Besides building residential and commercial properties, the company also has proven competencies in shopping malls & retail, hospitality & leisure, healthcare and financial services sectors. Emaar inaugurated Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building and free-standing structure on January 4, 2010, and has opened The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping centre. In Saudi Arabia, Emaar is developing King Abdullah Economic City, the region's largest private sector-led project, featuring a Sea Port, Central Business District, Industrial Zone, Educational Zone, Residential Communities and Resort District. Emaar has joined with Giorgio Armani to strengthen its presence in hospitality. For more information visit

Armani Hotel Dubai offers a world of culinary choices

Armani Hotel Dubai offers a world of culinary choices

Eight restaurant choices for guests and visitors – from Italian to Indian and Japanese to Mediterranean

Dubai, UAE; April 27, 2010: The world’s first Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building by Emaar Properties in Dubai, offers guests and visitors a wide choice of culinary options that reflect the cosmopolitan nature of the city.

A stellar feature of the F&B choices at Armani Hotel Dubai is the impressive views they offer of Downtown Dubai and the city. The hotel, a collaboration of Giorgio Armani S.p.A and Emaar, opened today (April 27, 2010), and occupies floors concourse to eight, and levels 38 & 39 of Burj Khalifa.

Like the rest of the hotel, the restaurants have also been personally designed by Giorgio Armani. All the outlets are by reservation only and offer a mix of modern and traditional food concepts.

Mr Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hotels & Resorts, said: “The eight restaurants in Armani Hotel Dubai offer refreshingly different experiences for visitors. There are three distinctive features for all the outlets; one is the design elegance that reflect the aesthetics of Giorgio Armani; two, the spectacular views offered of The Dubai Fountain, Downtown Dubai and the city; and three, the service and quality standards set by our professionals.”

Overlooking the spectacular Dubai Fountain set in the lake, ARMANI/Lounge is the main gathering place within Armani Hotel Dubai offering light meals throughout the day. It is the perfect place to meet friends, discuss business or just watch the world go by while enjoying innovative interpretations of international cuisines. Extensive selections of coffees, teas and wines complement a stellar variety of beverages. ARMANI/Lounge is an exceptional place to enjoy an Italian style Apertivo experience with friends at sunset. Open from 8am to 2am; located on the first floor.

For more than 125 years, Milan’s prestigious Peck Deli has been delighting gourmets and gourmands. Armani Hotel Dubai captures the experience at ARMANI/Peck. The restaurant offers delicious but prompt service for those on the go. A wide range of fresh pastas and other products are prepared before your eyes at the Tavola Fredda and Tavola Calda – cold and hot counters. Signature ARMANI/Peck dishes are also ready-prepared and available for easy take out, perfect for your picnic in the desert or cruise on a Gulf yacht. Open from 11am to 11pm; located on the ground floor.

Begin the day with an elaborate and creative continental breakfast buffet featuring a unique à la carte menu. Throughout the day, the elegant yet casual ARMANI/Mediterraneo is open for lunch and dinner and offers a broad spectrum of popular and classic creations using the freshest regional Mediterranean cuisine prepared before you by skilled chefs. Enjoy comfort food in the best traditions of the Mediterranean farmer and fisherman. Open for breakfast from 7am to 11am; lunch from 12noon to 3.30pm; and dinner from 6.30pm to 11.30pm; located on the first floor.

ARMANI/Ristorante draws on the rich gastronomic traditions of Tuscany and other Italian regions to provide classic and authentic culinary delights. The dishes are a mix of traditional recipes and modern interpretations that take advantage of fresh Mediterranean produce served in an elegant ambience with expert and attentive service. The extensive beverage list, available by the glass or the bottle, features Italian and international fine beverages enchantingly displayed in an Enoteca. Open for lunch from 12noon to 3pm; and dinner from 7pm to 11pm; located on the first floor.

ARMANI/Amal features fresh and innovative regional Indian cuisine, an extensive beverage list and selected teas. Exotic curries and other specialties are prepared before you, based on time-honoured traditional cooking methods and ingredients. There is also a selection of signature tapas at the champagne bar located by the entrance. Enjoy stunning views over the Burj neighbourhood and The Dubai Fountain, especially from the terrace. Gather with friends to savour the true taste of India in an unforgettable setting. Open for dinner from Saturday to Wednesday from 7pm to 12am; and Thursday & Friday from 7pm to 1am; located on the third floor.

The ARMANI/Hashi Japanese restaurant and lounge delivers imaginative twists to traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. The freshest fish, flown in daily from across the globe, are complemented by a selection of specialty beverages. While enjoying your sushi, sashimi and other authentic Japanese fare, enjoy panoramic terrace views of the iconic Dubai Fountain that help turn the dining experience into a delight for all the senses. Enjoy the best of Japan in a vibrant and fun setting. Open for dinner from 6pm to 11.30pm; located on the ground floor.

Milan’s exclusive ARMANI/Privé lounge comes to the city at Armani Hotel Dubai. This VIP lounge hosts the most exciting nights in Dubai. Meet and dance into the early hours to the vibrant beats of the resident DJ as well as visiting and international guest DJs. ARMANI/Privé is Dubai’s after-hours destination for new and old friends to meet for fast-paced fun. Open from 9pm to 3am; located on the first floor.

افتتاح فندق "أرماني" الأول من نوعه في العالم ضمن "برج خليفة" في دبي

افتتاح فندق "أرماني" الأول من نوعه في العالم ضمن "برج خليفة" في دبي

دبي، 27 أبريل 2010: شهدت دبي اليوم، 27 أبريل 2010، ولادة معلم جديد في عالم الضيافة الفاخرة، مع افتتاح "فندق "أرماني دبي" الأول من نوعه في العالم في الحفل الكبير الذي قام به مصمم الأزياء العالمي الشهير جورجيو أرماني و الأستاذ محمد العبار، رئيس مجلس إدارة "إعمار العقارية"، بقص الشريط إيذاناً بالافتتاح المرتقب.

وينفرد "فندق أرماني دبي" بموقعه الاستثنائي بداخل "برج خليفة"، أطول ناطحة سحاب في العالم بأسره والذي طورته شركة "إعمار"، ومن المتوقع أن يصبح الفندق الجديد واحداً من أكثر الوجهات حصرية وفخامة في المدينة، ليرسي معايير غير مسبوقة على مستوى قطاع الضيافة في العالم.

ويقع "فندق أرماني دبي" بين طابق الاول والطابق 8 من "برج خليفة"، بالإضافة إلى الطابقين 38 و39 "، ويضم 160 غرفة وجناحاً، و8 مطاعم عالمية، ومتاجر حصرية، إلى جانب منتجع السبا الصحي. ويوفر الفندق لضيوفه إطلالات رائعة على مدينة دبي، وأجواء حياة عصرية. وتولى جورجيو أرماني شخصياً تصميم كافة مكونات الفندق والخدمات الاستثنائية التي يقدمها، بدءاً من الأثاث ومروراً بقوائم المأكولات في المطاعم ووصولاً إلى المرافق والخدمات المتوفرة داخل الغرف.

وبهذه المناسبة قال جورجيو أرماني: "لطالما كنت أحلم بأن يكون لدي فندق متميز تتوفر فيه كافة المقومات التي قد تشجعني شخصياً على الإقامة فيه، ودعوة عائلتي وأصدقائي لتجربه مفاهيم الحياة بأسلوب ’أرماني‘ الذي يتكامل بدفء أنماط الحياة الإيطالية المميزه بحب الضيافة والترحيب بالآخرين. ويسعدني أن نشهد اليوم افتتاح ’فندق أرماني دبي‘ وأن أدعو جميع أصدقائي للتعرف على عالمي الخاص".

ومن جانبه قال محمد العبار: "يتميز ’فندق أرماني دبي‘ بالقيم الجمالية العالية والإمكانات الاستثنائية في مجال تطوير المشاريع العالمية، وسيصبح نموذجاً يُقتدى به في قطاع الضيافة الفاخرة في المستقبل، إضافة إلى دوره الهام في جذب أنظار العالم إلى دبي وتحفتها المعمارية ’برج خليفة‘. وتطلب هذا المشروع الرائد عند تنفيذه اهتماماً كبيراً بأدق التفاصيل، وحرصاً على الالتزام المطلق بتوفير أجواء غير مسبوقة من الفخامة والرقي. ونحن على ثقة من أن جميع ضيوفنا الكرام سيلاحظون بأنفسهم مدى روعة التصاميم الداخلية للفندق والدقة المتبعة في تطوير كل جزء فيه".

وأضاف العبار: "يعتبر ’وسط مدينة دبي‘ أبرز مشاريع ’إعمار‘ ويُنظر إليه اليوم بصفه أرقى كيلومتر مربع في العالم، لكونه يوفر مجموعة كبيرة من المرافق الترفيهية ومراكز التسوق والمنافذ التجارية. وفي حين يعتبر ’برج خليفة‘ عماد ’وسط مدينة دبي‘، يأتي فندق ’أرماني دبي‘ ليثري أجواء التميز والفخامة في أطول مبنى في العالم ".
وتبرز في غرف وأجنحة "فندق أرماني دبي" التصاميم الدقيقة التي تحمل في ثناياها لمسة أرماني الإبداعية الخاصة. وتجمع هذه التصاميم بين البساطة والأناقة، وهو جوهر أسلوب أرماني في العمل، وتتكامل فيه المواد الثمينة مع التشطيبات الأنيقة لتوفر أجواء عالية التميز. ولقد عمل أرماني على هذا المشروع لنحو خمس سنوات، وأشرف بنفسه على كافة التفاصيل، وكانت النتيجة مشروعاً عقارياً استثنائي الفخامة، سواء من حيث أرضيات الإيراموسا الحجرية، أو ألواح خشب الزيبرا، والجدران المغطاة بالأقمشة الفاخرة، والعطور الرائعة التي تفوح في الحمامات ومركز السبا. إن الفندق هو بحق حلم أرماني الكبير الذي تحول اليوم إلى واقع ملموس.

ويمثل الفندق أولى خطوات أرماني في عالم الضيافة، ويعبر عن فلسفته في العمل التي تحمل شعار "اقم مع أرماني" لتكون غرف وأجنحة الفندق بمثابة منزل ثانٍ للمقيمين فيه. ولا تقتصر رؤية أرماني في التصميم على الاهتمام بالنواحي الجمالية، بل تمتد لتشمل نوعية الخدمات التيتقدم للضيوف عبر قسم مخصص لتلبية كافة متطلبات الحياة العصرية الراقية.

ولأن السفر هو ليس مجرد رحلة جسدية بل وتجربة نفسية ثرية، يعيّن فندق "أرماني دبي" مدير خدمات شخصي يهتم بكل ضيف على حدا منذ لحظة إجراء الحجز وحتى تسجيل الوصول إلى الفندق وخلال فترة الإقامة وحتى المغادرة. وما أن يقوم الضيف بإجراء الحجز، يبدأ مدير الخدمات بالتعرف على حاجاتهم واهتماماتهم بخصوصية تامة، لضمان توفير كل ما يحتاجونه خلال زيارتهم سواء داخل الفندق أو خارجه. وتم إطلاق خدمة المدير الشخصي بما ينسجم مع مبدأ "أقم مع أرماني" الذي يسعى إلى تقديم أفضل الخدمات وأعلى درجات الراحة والرفاهية للضيوف على جميع المستويات.

ويمكن للضيوف خلال إقامتهم في "فندق أرماني دبي" أن يتواصلوا مع مدير الخدمات الشخصي للحصول على نصائح في شتى المجالات، سواء تحضير لقاءات الأعمال والنقل، أو الاستفادة من معلومات حول أفضل وجهات التسوق والترفيه والمطاعم التي تناسب أذواقهم، أو حتى المساعدة في تنظيم خدمات الرعاية بالأطفال.

وتم اختيار فريق العمل في "فندق أرماني دبي" بعناية فائقة، ليمثل جميع الخلفيات الثقافية والاجتماعية، ويكون امتداداً لعائلة "أرماني". ويتعاون فريق العمل على تقديم أفضل الخدمات التي تتيح للضيوف فرصة الإقامة في أجواء مريحة وكأنهم ما زالوا في منازلهم، ولتتحقق تطلعات المصمم العالمي الشهير جورجيو أرماني في تقديم فندق يحتفي بأسلوبه الشخصي في التصميم ويعبر عن رؤيته المتفردة في مجال الضيافة والترفيه.

وقال مارك داردين، الرئيس التنفيذي لـ"إعمار للفنادق والمنتجعات: "يمثل افتتاح ’فندق أرماني دبي‘ تتويجاً لمرحلة جديدة من الابتكار والتميز في مجالات الضيافة والإبداعات الجمالية والتصميم الفريد، وتزداد الأهمية الاستثنائية للفندق من موقعه ضمن المعلم الدولي الكبير ’برج خليفة‘. وتجلى هدفنا في تحقيق التكامل بين رؤية وتصاميم أرماني، والمميزات الجمالية الخاصة لهذا الصرح التاريخي العملاق، وكانت النتيجة فندقاً مذهلاً يقدم فرصه للتمتع بأسلوب أرماني الرائع الذي يحول أبسط التصاميم إلى إبداعات فائقة الأناقة ويوفر في الوقت ذاته أعلى مستويات الراحة التي يتطلع إليها العملاء عند إقامتهم في الفنادق الفاخرة".
ويضم "فندق أرماني دبي" 8 مطاعم تقدم أشهى المأكولات من مختلف أنحاء العالم، بما في ذلك الهند واليابان ودول البحر المتوسط، وبالتأكيد، أفخر المأكولات الإيطالية الأصيلة. وتم اختيار المطاعم في الفندق لتنسجم مع طبيعة مدينة دبي التي تحتضن طيفاً واسعاً من الثقافات والجنسيات من كافة أصقاع الأرض.

ويحتضن الفندق أيضاً مجموعة من المرافق الترفيهية المتنوعة وفي مقدمتها أول "أرماني سبا" بداخل أي فندق في العالم. ويعبّر المنتجع الصحي عن فلسفة أرماني في التصميم، عبر توفير مساحات متخصصة لأنواع عديدة من أفضل الخيارات العلاجية إضافة إلى مركز اللياقه البدنية والحمامات الحرارية المتتابعة إلى جانب مناطق مخصصة للاسترخاء والتواصل الاجتماعي.

ويضم "فندق أرماني دبي" ثلاثة منافذ تجارية حصرية: "أرماني جاليريا" للأزياء والإكسسوارات التي لم تكن من قبل متوفرة إلا من خلال دعوات حصرية، وهو المتجر الوحيد في دبي الذي يوفر مجموعة منتجات "أرماني بريفيه" الشهيرة؛ ومتجر "أرماني دولشي" للحلويات الفاخرة والذي يقدم تشكيلة فريدة من البسكويت والحلويات وغيرها؛ و"أرماني فيوري"، متجر الأزهار الذي يتيح للزوار اختيار أروع باقات الزهور ومجموعة حصرية من المزهريات التي صممها جورجيو أرماني شخصياً لتنسجم كل منها مع أشكال الأزهار نفسها.

وإلى جانب الفندق، يضم "برج خليفة" "أرماني للشقق الفندقية" بين الطابقين 9 و16 محتضناً 144 شقة فندقية خاصة وفاخرة هي أيضاً من تصميم جورجيو أرماني شخصياً بأسلوبه الرقيق والمتفرد.

ويمثل "فندق أرماني دبي" أولى ثمار التعاون بين كل من شركة "جورجيو أرماني" و"إعمار العقارية"، وهو الأول من بين مجموعة من الفنادق والمنتجعات والشقق الفندقية الفاخرة التي يتم التحضير لإنشائها في عدد من أهم المدن في العالم. وسيتم اطلاق ثاني فنادق العلامة التجارية "أرماني" في ميلان العام المقبل. ويجري التخطيط لإطلاق أول منتجعات "أرماني" في مراكش؛ وأول مجموعة فيلات "أرماني للشقق الفندقية" ضمن مشروع "مراسي" في مصر؛ إضافة على فنادق ومنتجعات جديدة في نيويورك وطوكيو وشنغهاي ولندن.

Burj Khalifa images, aka Burj Dubai,25/April/2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Giorgio Armani, Esmod Dubai collaborate on fashion show for Armani Hotel launch in Burj Khalifa

Giorgio Armani, Esmod Dubai collaborate on fashion show for Armani Hotel launch in Burj Khalifa

Armani to mentor 25 young fashion designers in preparation for widely anticipated fashion show

World-renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani has selected the French Fashion University Esmod in Dubai as partner for an upcoming fashion show that will mark the opening of the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa on April 27, 2010. The Italian designer will be mentoring 25 students from Esmod who will dress the participating catwalk models with Armani creations.

Armani chose the French Fashion University Esmod Dubai for its regional and global reputation, exceptional commitment to fashion, the high quality of the works of its students, and the overall dynamism of the region’s fashion scene. On top of that, trust has been a major factor that influenced Armani’s decision to choose Esmod Dubai as it takes a great deal of responsibility, professionalism and accuracy to perform this kind of task in such a high profile event. Since its 2006 launch in Dubai Academic City the institution has lived up to its status as the only French fashion university fully dedicated to professional fashion education in the Middle East.

“The University and its students are delighted to collaborate with one of the world’s top fashion designers on such an important fashion show. This very memorable partnership supports our focus on creating development programs that expose our students to local and international opportunities. We are proud to work closely with Armani,” said Tamara Hostal, Founder and Director, French Fashion University Esmod Dubai.

Armani Hotel Dubai is the first of a series of hotels to be developed by Armani Hotels and Resorts. Giorgio Armani will personally design the content, design and style of the new hospitality facility. Armani is the head of Giorgio Armani S.p.A., one of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle design houses. The company manages 5,000 employees, 13 factories, and a direct network of 500 exclusive retail stores in 46 countries worldwide.

French Fashion University Esmod in Dubai is one of 21 fashion schools under the umbrella of Esmod International Fashion University Group, the world’s first and oldest fashion design school. Esmod Dubai offers a 3-year diploma program equivalent to a BA degree, publicly-accessible short programs and customized short courses in make-up and fashion.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Burj Khalifa the world's tallest building and Downtown Dubai take top honours

Burj Khalifa the world's tallest building and Downtown Dubai take top honours

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world which forms the iconic centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, has been named the winner of the mixed use project award in the prestigious Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in the Middle East and North Africa.

The awards are held in conjunction with Cityscape Abu Dhabi which runs until 21 April 2010 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and provide a valuable insight into current and future projects in the region.

Burj Khalifa is part of the two-square kilometre flagship development by Emaar called Downtown Dubai and, on completion, was named in honour of President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Burj Khalifa, Dubai's new urban masterpiece and the world's tallest man-made structure at 828 metres, is surrounded by hotels, the region's biggest shopping mall, a world of entertainment options, as well as commercial and residential developments that make up Downtown Dubai.

In their comments on Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, the panel of international and regional judges said: "True to the notion of iconic, this development encompasses everything good in a mixed use development - a pleasant commercial working environment, a range of excellent hospitality venues, world class shopping and a beautiful residential integration." Chris Speller, Group Director of Cityscape, added: "Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai have given the world of real estate a new point of reference for modern living and are clear and worthy winners of this prestigious award." The Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs were associate sponsor for the Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in the Middle East and North Africa with headline sponsors Boomerang Automated Parking and Self Storage, Gaggenau, Signature Kitchen and Jotun Paints.

Headline sponsor of Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2010 is Mubadala Real Estate and Hospitality. Platinum sponsors are Al Qudra Real Estate, Al Maabar and Aldar Properties. Associate sponsor is the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs.

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