Armani Hotel opens in Dubai

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.

We like the look of it but it's apparently a little dark inside "a bit like being on a brown and black cruise ship" according to our sources "10/10 for style" but not very practical size-wise.

Decide for yourself with our exclusive pictures. Check it out here.

And look here, it's Mr Armani himself in Dubai. You've got to admire that tan.

Room rates start from Dhs1700 a night. Feeling flashy? Reserve yourself a stay here.

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