UPDATED. News and pictures from the Burj Khalifa launch...
Giorgio Armani jetted into Dubai today to launch Armani Hotel Dubai in the Burj Khalifa.
The hotel occupies floors concourse to eight and levels 38 & 39 of the 2,717 foot high, 160-floor, Burg Khalifa, which, incidentally, is home to the world's highest mosque and swimming pool, on the 158th and 76th floors.
Like the rest of the hotel, the restauarants in Armani Hotel Dubai have all been personally designed by Giorgio Armani, and include Armani Peck, inspired by the famous Milanese deli; Amal, which features Indian delights; Ristorante, for traditional dishes from Tuscany and other regions; and Armani Privé, the VIP lounge, open from 9pm until 3am, and named for the design maestro's Armani Privé couture collection, which he shows in Paris every January and July.