Diriyah unveils plans for a fashionable Armani Hotel

It will be only the third Armani Hotel in the world…

The plans for Diriyah’s luxury hotel scene just got a little more stylish, as an Armani Hotel has been added to the line-up.

Announced by Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) on Wednesday, the world’s third Armani Hotel will fuse elements of the existing properties in Dubai and Milan with Diriyah’s rich heritage. It will be operated by Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group.

The plans for Armani Hotel Diriyah, which will form part of the ultra-luxury hospitality and retail quarter, include a collection of 70 elegant rooms and suites, the latter of which will all feature their own spa and swimming pool. Two signature restaurants will delight foodies, while a luxurious spa will welcome guests into a haven of pampering and relaxation.

Adjacent to the hotel, a collection of roughly 18 self-contained Armani branded residences will also be operated by Emaar Hospitality Group, and will feature Armani furnishings, outdoor pools and landscaped terraces.

“This is a pioneering project that was borne from rediscovering Saudi Arabia’s roots: a dialogue between history and the present that I find very fascinating,” comments Giorgio Armani, of the project. “Armani Hotel Diriyah allows me to interpret my idea of lifestyle and hospitality in a particularly subtle and embracing way,” the acclaimed fashion designer added.

Diriyah hotels: What we know so far

The unique design and aesthetic of Diriyah honours the heritage of the area, with traditional Najdi architectural design principles, including low-rise, compact and organic architecture, rooftop terraces, decorated doors, and large courtyards. We already know that the Armani Hotel Diriyah will be in good company, with 15 hotels already announced for across two of DGDA’s four master plans – Diriyah Gate and Wadi Safar. These include luxurious properties such as Four Seasons Hotel Diriyah, which was announced earlier this month, as well as hotels from Baccarat, Raffles, Ritz-Carlton, Park Hyatt, Rosewood and Capella.