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Armani opens hotel in world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa

By Mark Tutton for CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Italian couturier Giorgio Armani opens an exclusive hotel in Dubai
  • It takes up 10 floors of the Burj Khalifa -- the world's tallest building
  • Guests can buy Armani-branded flowers, chocolates or dance in Armani club.
  • One night costs from $760

London, England (CNN) -- The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, got its first first landmark tenant this week -- an exclusive hotel by designer Giorgio Armani.

Armani Hotel Dubai, the Italian couturier's first foray into the world of luxury living, occupies 10 levels of the 800-meter, 160-storey tower and has 160 rooms.

The upscale design includes walls decorated with handmade Florentine leather, Japanese tatami on the floors and bathrooms featuring green Brazilian marble.

Of course, if you want to live the Armani dream you'll need a fashionably large bank balance: Prices range from $760 a night for a room to more than $2,500 for some suites.

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Armani enthusiasts will also be able to buy confectionary at the Armani/Dolci chocolate and sweet store, flowers at the Armani/Fiori florist, and boogie the night away at Armani/Prive -- an upmarket nightclub.

The opening was delayed by a week after the Icelandic volcano disrupted air travel from Europe, but Armani eventually made it to Dubai.

"I wanted something very important, something to be remembered," he said at the opening. "Something not just for the present, but beyond."

The hotel is a collaboration between Armani and Emaar Properties. Another Armani hotel is in the works, this time in Milan.

 
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