Dubai – Armani Hotel

Dubai - Armani Hotel

Occupying the first eight floors (and floors 38 and 39) of the dart-shaped, 828-metre Burj Khalifa tower – Dubai’s tallest skyscraper – Giorgio Armani’s first hotel opened in 2010. As you’d expect from a venture such as this, in such a glitzy destination, the 160 rooms are ultra-luxurious. There are seven restaurants to choose from (serving Japanese, Indian, Italian or Mediterranean cuisine), plus an outpost of Peck, Armani’s favourite Milanese deli. Every guest is appointed a personal Lifestyle Manager to guide them around the hotel’s impressive array of facilities, including a nightclub, a spa and several boutiques.

X-factor The hotel’s ‘residences’ – which range between 100 and 200sq ft – are the epitome of upmarket Italian glamour, many with views of the 490ft-high Dubai Fountain.