In man-made structures the tallest skyscraper always protrudes the skyline and stands out. Just like at a cocktail party where the tallest person is easily spotted and commands instant recognition… skyscrapers are no different.
So what happens when the tallest skyscrapers also house hotels. Well, they earn instant accolades, as the highest hotel rooms in the sky. And for the few of us who are acrophobiacs, these hotels may not be your cup of tea. But then again, for instant brand recognition, these hotel addresses are in a class of their own.The world’s first Armani Hotel is located in the Dubai’s soaring Burj Khalifa.
Inside this six-star hotel, the space is dominated by an installation of abstract arches and a palette of chocolate browns, charcoal grays, blacks, beiges and tans. Five years in the making, mired by the global recession, Dubai’s most anticipated hotel address finally raised the curtain in April 2010. A slight word of caution though, Armani is NOT the tallest hotel in the world, as it’s located within the lower floors, and not the upper floors.
One of the priciest rooms is Ambassador Suite, located on the corner of one of Burj’s three wings. The walls are all curved, concealing cupboards and closets and a plasma television. It was a clever, almost Japanese, use of a surprisingly small and expensive space. The sole moment of drama was provided by the floor-to-ceiling views of the surrealistic skyline.