Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai

The ultra-luxurious Armani Hotel is situated at the heart of Downtown Dubai, occupying a unique position within the Burj Khalifa. Rated 5*, the hotel opened in 2010 and is the world’s first Armani branded destination, offering eight dining outlets with cuisine ranging from Japanese and Indian to Italian and Mediterranean, retail and spa facilities all designed to represent minimalist opulence. Located in floors ground to 8, plus levels 38 and 39 of the Burj Khalifa, the Armani Hotel brand also occupies levels 9-16 with an exclusive collection of private Armani Residences. Green Globe-certified, the Armani Hotel Dubai is committed to energy-efficiency and sustainability practices, whilst offering an unparalleled standard of hospitality in Dubai.

The Armani Hotel has been a fantastic addition to Dubai’s hospitality offer. Situated within the world’s tallest freestanding building, the Burj Khalifa, the Hotel offers a unique destination for those seeking both luxury and convenience. This project remains central to Omnium’s hospitality portfolio, demonstrating the efficiency of our Cost Consultancy coupled with excellence in collaborative working and partnership-building.

Nicholas Harris
Managing Director, Omnium International Ltd

The Brief

Omnium, in its role as Executive QS over the whole Burj Khalifa development, was appointed by Emaar Properties to deliver Pre and Post Contract Quantity Surveyor expertise to the Armani Hotel. With substantial hospitality sector experience and benefiting from a close relationship with our client, Omnium seamlessly integrated our management of the Armani Hotel project into our work for Burj Khalifa, ensuring efficient completion of the overall structure and its occupiers. The 304-keys Armani Hotel, including guest rooms and residences, was finished to exacting standards which completed the development in line with the brand’s vision, budget and guest expectations, as well as the Armani commitment to an environmentally-sound hotel.

Omnium’s Experience

Omnium’s project team, led by Managing Director Nicholas Harris, is delighted to have partnered with Emaar and Armani on the completion of the Armani Hotel within the Burj Khalifa. Having now established itself as a world-leading destination, the Armani Hotel remains as desirable as it did at its launch. Efficient Pre Contract benchmarking by Omnium’s locally-headquartered team ensured close and accurate budget control, without compromising the finished standard of the hotel. Pragmatic and proactive Contracts Management, and an approach to project coordination and stakeholder collaboration which established Omnium and Nicholas Harris as regional leaders in Cost Consultancy, completed the project successfully to put Downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa and the Armani Hotel on the global stage.

Key Client

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Emaar Properties PJSC

One of the largest real estate developers in the UAE, and with reach as far as North America and Europe, Emaar Properties and Omnium have worked together on some of the Gulf’s most significant commercial, residential, leisure and infrastructure projects including Downtown Dubai, Arabian Ranches and Dubai Marina. Currently developing Dubai Hills Estate and Dubai Creek Harbour amongst many others, Emaar Properties continue to implement projects of the highest quality, reinforcing Dubai’s presence in the global marketplace.

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Nicholas Harris
Managing Director, Omnium International Ltd

Working in the Middle East since 1997, Nicholas has led Quantity Surveying services on super-high rise, mega-tall and major mixed-use projects throughout the Middle East. With a strong emphasis on face-to face contact and close client partnering, Nicholas has unparalleled experience in working on major projects at the highest level.