Armani Hotel Diriyah is set to add a special dynamic to Diriyah’s hospitality offering. The signature hotel, a project by Armani Hotels & Resorts and Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA), is going to be part of the Diriyah development, primed to become an amazing international cultural and lifestyle destination inspired by the Kingdom’s rich heritage. The 300-year-old site is just a 15-minute drive from Riyadh, making it the perfect getaway for those living in the capital as well as international visitors and tourists.
“This is a pioneering project that was born from rediscovering Saudi Arabia’s roots: a dialogue between history and the present that I find very fascinating,” Giorgio Armani said about his third Armani Hotel. The storied Italian designer also said it is a stimulating new challenge and he is inspired and “delighted to be part of a project of such wide geographical and cultural scope.”
Managed by Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties, Armani Hotel Diriyah, which will be overlooking an ultra-luxe hospitality and retail quarter, will include 70 rooms, two restaurants and a high-end spa. The suites will also have their own spa and a swimming pool. The hotel, offering various wellness, hospitality and relaxation experiences, will be connected to 18 exclusive Armani-branded residences. The self-contained abodes come with roomy interiors, outdoor pools, landscaped terraces and rooftops.
The hotel is expected to resonate with the Diriyah development’s design, which complements the unique architecture and landscape of the destination. The pedestrian-centric Diriyah development will be built in the traditional Najdi architectural style, typical of old Saudi villages. (Think low-rise, compact and organic architecture architecture, rooftop terraces, embellished doors and big courtyards.) And Armani’s in-house interior design team will surely come up with something that’s perfectly in line with the the rich urban and cultural fabric.
Armani added hotelier to his CV in 2010, when he opened his first hotel in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower. The hotel has 160 rooms and suites, 144 luxury residential flats, nine restaurants and a spa. The following year, he opened Armani Hotel Milano, which is located on Via Manzoni. Guests in the 1937 building can also shop at the brand’s megastore and dine in the Armani Nobu restaurant.
About The Diriyah Development
Diriyah, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site At-Turaif and the valley and lush palm groves of Wadi Hanifah, is the Kingdom’s birthplace and the capital of the First Saudi State. Chosen by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization as the capital of Arab culture for 2030, it will soon include the Diriyah development, one of the drivers of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, inspired by the country’s rich heritage. Upon completion, the development will comprise 13 districts filled with museums, cultural institutions, fine dining, residences, hospitality offerings, office space, retail and outdoor attractions. Each district within the development will be highly walkable with easy connections to the sights and attractions within the area.