The new Armani Hotel in under construction in Milan's Via Manzoni. The exclusive hotel in the heart of the city's fashion area should be ready in 2010. It is being developed by the Dubai-based Emaar Properties. The Armani Hotel Milano will be on two floors of the 1930's building, which also houses the Armani megastore.

Armani Hotels and Resorts, which is responsible for the project, is a partnership between the famous minimalist Italian designer and the Middle Eastern company. It has already opened two luxury residences, one in the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, and the other in Marassi, Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay, one of the most scenic resorts on Egypt