Armani Hotel Dubai
Dreamt up by none other than fashion mastermind Giorgio Armani himself, the Armani Hotel occupies ten floors of the world's tallest building and Dubai's crown jewel, the Burj Khalifa. The crisp, cream and beige palettes and sleek furniture coupled with the glittering look-at-me tower in which the hotel is housed make this property one of grandest exercises in minimalism. In each living room and bedroom, huge sliding panels framed in bronze open to reveal a flat-screen TV that doubles as a computer monitor, thanks to a wireless keyboard. Another oversize panel conceals a butler's station with an espresso machine, a well-stocked refrigerator, and drawers filled with Armani sweets. From the shampoo to the flatware, everything is stamped Armani. Similarly, the flower arrangements in the guest rooms are the work of Armani/Fiori, which has a retail outpost in the lobby next to Armani/Dolci, which sells chocolates, jellies, and spreads. Also in the lobby is Armani/Galleria, which offers haute couture accessories from the Armani Privé collection. The hotel has eight in-house restaurants, all designed by Armani, along with a serene, 14,000-square-foot spa on the third floor, which opens to an outdoor swimming pool on the spa's terrace.