Armani to Open a New Luxury Hotel in Saudi Arabia

Lindsay Judge   |   31-03-2022

Giorgio Armani has revealed plans to open a new hotel in Diriyah, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


This signature hotel will be the luxury brand’s third destination after Milan and Dubai and is set to be an extraordinary property combining international culture and lifestyle with the rich heritage of The Kingdom. The Armani Hotel Diriyah will be managed by Emaar Hospitality Group.


It will combine the unique architecture and landscape of the destination with Armani hospitality and will be developed by Diriyah in collaboration with Mr. Giorgio Armani himself.


Giorgio Armani said, “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. Armani Hotel Diriyah allows me to interpret my idea of lifestyle and hospitality in a particularly subtle and embracing way. After celebrating the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Armani Hotels in Milan and Dubai, I am ready to take on this exciting new challenge. I am inspired by this initiative and delighted to be part of a project of such wide geographical and cultural scope.”


The property will be developed by an in-house design team and architects who are involved in the design of the development stages. The design will be characterised by essential lines that enhance the precious materials utilised, and a subtle interplay of volumes, light and shadow — perfectly in line with the aesthetics and landscape of Saudi Arabia. It will include 70 luxuriously designed rooms, two restaurants and a high-end spa, with suites having their own spa and a swimming pool, offering a variety of wellness, hospitality and relaxation experiences.


The hotel is connected to approximately 18 exclusive self-contained ultra-luxury Armani Branded Residences– designed and furnished by Armani – with spacious interiors and outdoor pools, landscaped terraces and rooftops.


Diriyah is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site At-Turaif, as well as the lush palm groves of Wadi Hanifah. It will soon be home to Diriyah development, an acclaimed pedestrian-centric project that preserves the rich history and culture of Saudi Arabia. Upon completion, Diriyah will comprise 13 unique districts inclusive of museums, cultural institutions, fine dining, residences, hospitality offerings, office space, retail, and outdoor attractions.


Jerry Inzerillo Group CEO of Diriyah Gate Development Authority commented, “It is an honour to partner with Armani Hotels on this prestigious project. Their elegant and forward-thinking approach to modern hospitality will bring a new dynamic to Diriyah’s hospitality offering and bring with it an exciting guest experience to the Kingdom. As we develop what will become one of the world’s great gathering places, rich in culture, history and authenticity, we are proud to partner with brands such as Armani who demonstrate such a timeless approach to hospitality.”