We. Can’t. Wait.

Roberto Cavalli might be best known for making his mark on the fashion landscape. But the Italian designer is turning his hand to a new venture.

The fashion house has announced that it will be branching into the hotel business and will open its first ultra-luxurious right here in Dubai.


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They’ve partnered with Dubai-based developer Damac, with completion set to take place by 2023.

The Roberto Cavalli Group will design the interiors for at least five luxury hotels, with the brand going by the name of ‘Aykon Hotels’. The first will be located in Dubai Marina, with the five-star tower housing 220 rooms.

Building will start in early 2019, with facilities including a bridal suite, balconies, picturesque views of the Palm Jumeriah, infinity pools, several food and drink outlets as well as a Roberto Cavalli boutique. The signature Cavalli stamp will also appear on the décor.

This isn’t the first time an Italian designer has opened his own hotel in Dubai.

In 2010, Georgio Armani opened the world’s first Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa. With 160 rooms and 144 private private residences, the Armani Hotel is home to this epic pool party as well as hosting Rihanna’s first make-up masterclass this weekend.

“I’m thrilled to open the doors,” he said at the time to Gulf News.

Palazzo Versace opened its doors in Dubai in 2016, with  Donatella jetting in mark the landmark hotel. Just recently, rumoured couple Nicki Minaj and Lewis Hamilton stayed here, with Nicki donning a three-piece Versace ensemble.

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