Armani signs hotel deal in Saudi Arabia

Armani signs hotel deal in Saudi Arabia

Armani Hotel Diriyah [Diriyah Gate Development Authority]

Saudi Arabia: Armani Hotels & Resorts and Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) have signed the third Armani-branded property worldwide.

Armani Hotel Diriyah will be developed by Diriyah Gate in collaboration with Giorgio Armani and his in-house interior design team. It will be managed by Emaar Hospitality Group.

The hotel will include 70 rooms, two restaurants and a spa. It will be connected to 18 self-contained branded residences complete with outdoor pools, terraces and rooftops.

The development of Diriyah forms part of the Kingdom’s Saudi Vision 2030. Upon completion, Diriyah will comprise 13 districts featuring museums, fine dining restaurants, residences, hospitality offerings, office space, retail, and outdoor attractions.

Jerry Inzerillo, group CEO of DGDA, said: “It is an honour to partner with Armani Hotels on this prestigious project.Their elegant and forward-thinking approach to modern hospitality will bring a new dynamic to Diriyah’s hospitality offering and bring with it an exciting guest experience to the Kingdom.

“As we develop what will become one of the world’s great gathering places, rich in culture, history and authenticity, we are proud to partner with brands such as Armani who demonstrate such a timeless approach to hospitality.”

Giorgio Armani said: “[This project] allows me to interpret my idea of lifestyle and hospitality in a particularly subtle and embracing way. After celebrating the tenth anniversary of opening hotels in Milan and Dubai, I am ready to take on this exciting new challenge. I am inspired by this initiative and delighted to be part of a project of such wide geographical and cultural scope.”

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