As part of the city's iconic landmark, the Burj Khalifa, the Armani Hotel Dubai is afforded a vicarious air of prestige and luxury that it well and truly lives up to. Need any more proof? It's just been named as the Global Hotel of the Year for 2016 at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
The Awards, which are voted for by the public, are highly regarded in the hospitality industry, and receiving its top accolade is no small feat. Additionally, the hotel, which is owned by designer Giorgio Armani, also took home the prize for being the best 'Luxury Contemporary Hotel in the Middle East.'
It was a stellar year for the Middle East hositality industry as a whole, with several other properites also taking home top accolades. Fairmont Dubai won 'Luxury City Hotel', The Palace Downtown took home 'Luxury Wedding Destination', Dunes by Al Nahda in Muscat, Oman was awarded 'Luxury Desert Resort', The St. Regis Doha was the recipient of the 'Hosting Property Award', Casper Schonfeldt from The Address Montgomerie Dubai was crowned 'Best General Manager' and Ras Al Khaimah's Banyan Tree Al Wadi come out on top as the best 'Luxury Eco Hotel.'
The Awards clearly demonstrate the calibre of hotels in the region, giving us an even greater incentive to book our next staycation ASAP.