Valentine’s Day is one of those days of the year when living in a hotel-serviced residence makes all the difference. While concierge access to the best restaurant tables in town and elaborate rose petal surprises come in handy, we are sometimes surprised by those gorgeous boutiques in the hotel lobby.
As it is Valentine’s Day, we could not help but mention Armani Dolci and Armani Fiori. Located in the shared lobby of Armani Residences Dubai and Armani Hotel Dubai in the world’s tallest building, Burk Khalifa, the two shops offer some of the world’s finest chocolates and flowers one can find anywhere – and in Giorgio Armani’s signature design style, using a mix of contrasting shapes and colors with a boldly contemporary aesthetic.
Armani Fiori features eight stores worldwide, including the outpost at Armani Residences Dubai. Each location offers cut flowers and living plants in various arrangements, with an overriding architectural composition that create stunning gifts or everyday drama in your home. The shops also offer a mix of complementary vases and decorative elements, in a mix of Armani materials such as alabaster, lacquered wood or black marble. The shops also offer customized services to the residences such as regular flower delivery and arranging as well as help with events and table decoration.
Just across from Armani Fiori is its sister shop which will come in just as handy this Valentine’s Day, Armani Dolci. With 19 locations worldwide, we are coming to appreciate Giorgio’s sweet tooth! Among the gifts on hand for the special occasion includes a romantic breakfast tin featuring tea, assorted cookies, varied sugars and clover honey. The shop also features a line of specialty jams and marron glacés, which it sells under its Gluttony line.
But Armani Dolci’s most tempting Valentine’s treats are its chocolates. Its 27-euro assortment includes 54 pieces, including milk and white chocolate, as well as 60%, 75% and 85% dark varieties. Armani also produces its own spreads, tinned chocolate and pralines, as well as a host of gifts.
As the saying goes, “If you lived here, you would be home by now.” For the owners at Armani Residences Dubai, their last minute Valentine’s gifts are only a phone call away, and defined with Giorgio Armani’s signature design elements, they are entirely first-class.