When it comes to opulence, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia never lags behind. And the news of the debut of the mega luxury Armani Hotel in the city of Diriyah proves it. The area is being touted as the next cultural destination and center of international life, and the addition of the hotel will only make it several times more lucrative.
The project is being undertaken by Armani Hotels & Resorts and Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA). It is located fifteen minutes from Riyadh on a culturally rich site and will represent “a new interpretation of Armani hospitality, in dialogue with the unique architecture and landscape of the place”.
Developed by Giorgio Armani with his in-house interior design team and several renowned architects, the hotel will feature 70 luxuriously appointed suites and two restaurants. It will also house a spa, spa suites with swimming pools and a fleet of other amenities.
In addition to this, the project will offer 18 exclusive and luxurious self-contained residential units with extravagant interior spaces, swimming pools, terraces and panoramic roofs. Commenting on the development, Giorgio Armani, in a statement, said:
“It’s a pioneering project born from the rediscovery of roots: a dialogue between the present and history that I find very fascinating. Armani Hotel Diriyah allows me to express my idea of the art of living and hospitality in a particularly subtle and enveloping way. After celebrating ten years since the opening of Armani Hotels in Milan and Dubai, I am ready to take on this exciting new challenge. I am stimulated by this initiative and happy to be part of a project of such geographical and cultural scope.
In the same vein, Jerry Inzerillo, Managing Director of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, added: “We are honored to partner with Armani Hotels for this prestigious project. Their stylish and forward-thinking approach to modern hospitality will bring a new dynamic to Diriyah’s hospitality offering and an exciting experience for Kingdom guests. As we build what will become one of the world’s leading meeting places, rich in culture, history and authenticity, we are proud to partner with a brand like Armani, capable of a timeless approach to hospitality. ”
Similar to the marquee hotels in Dubai and Milan, the Armani Hotel Diriyah will be managed by Emaar Hospitality Group.
[Via: Luxury Travel Advisor]