Emaar to manage new Armani hotel in Diriyah development in Saudi Arabia

Armani Hotels & Resorts and Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) have announced their intention to open an Armani hotel in the city of Diriyah, located in the province of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

The Diriyah property will be managed by Emaar Hospitality Group of Dubai. It will only be the third Armani hotel in the world after Dubai and Milan.

Armani Hotels & Resorts was founded in 2005 through an agreement signed between Giorgio Armani and Emaar Properties for the development, ownership and management of an exclusive series of hotels, resorts and residences around the world .

The first Armani hotel opened inside the Burj Khalifa in 2010. Armani Hotel Dubai spans over 40,000 square meters and includes 160 rooms and suites, nine restaurants and a spa. Armani Hotel Milano, the second hotel opened by Giorgio Armani in collaboration with Emaar Properties, is located in the rationalist-style building originally designed in 1937 by Enrico A. Griffini on Via Manzoni, in the Quadrilatero della Moda, the district of Milan fashion.

Diriyah, the location of the third Armani hotel, is a 300-year-old site 15 minutes from Riyadh, considered the cradle of the kingdom and the capital of the first Saudi state.

The third Armani property in the world, the Armani Hotel Diriyah will be developed by Diriyah in collaboration with Giorgio Armani and his in-house interior design team and the architects involved in designing the development.

Overlooking the ultra-luxury hospitality and retail district of Diriyah, it will feature 70 rooms, two restaurants and a spa, with suites featuring their own spa and pool, offering multiple wellness experiences. being, hospitality and relaxation.

The hotel is connected to approximately 18 exclusive and ultra-luxury Armani-branded residences – designed and furnished by Armani – with outdoor swimming pools, landscaped terraces and rooftops.

“The Armani Hotel Diriyah allows me to interpret my idea of ​​lifestyle and hospitality in a particularly subtle and enveloping way. After celebrating the tenth anniversary of the opening of Armani Hotels in Milan and Dubai, I am ready to take on this exciting new challenge,” said Giorgio Armani.

When complete, Diriyah will comprise 13 unique neighborhoods featuring museums, cultural institutions, fine dining, residences, hospitality, offices, retail and outdoor attractions. The area is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, At-Turaif, the valley and palm groves of Wadi Hanifah, and will soon include the development of Diriyah, an acclaimed pedestrian-centric project.

Diriyah Development Company, a subsidiary of Diriyah Gate Development Authority, recently awarded a SAR 1.2 billion transmission contract to Nesma & Partners. The contract with Nesma, one of Saudi Arabia’s largest industrial and engineering companies, is for the construction of a network of road tunnels, ramps and a major bridge deck that will form the main Diriyah interchange on the Western Ring Road of Riyadh (WRR).

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Sara H. Byrd