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Armani Hotel Dubai, the first hotel to open under the collaboration between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties PJSC, will be launched on March 18, 2010.
Housed in the newly opened Burj Dubai (now renamed Burj al-Khalifa ) tower, the world’s tallest building, the Armani Hotel Dubai is the first of a series of hotels, resorts and residences worldwide designed by Giorgio Armani.
Online bookings will go live late January 2010, and prospective visitors can register online for details. Dubai will be followed by the Armani Hotel Milano. Others in the pipeline are the first Armani Resort in Marrakech and the first Armani Residences villas in Marassi, Egypt. Other cities earmarked are New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London.