If you want a room with a view, then you can’t do much better than this.
Towering at an astounding 1,164 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai will be officially opened as the tallest hotel in the world tomorrow.
With 72 floors spread over 355 metres, the landmark luxury hotel has taken the Guinness Book of World Records title from the 1,093 feet Rose Tower, also situated in Dubai.
The hotel, which is owned by Emirates Group, boasts nine restaurants, five bars, two ballrooms, as well as a spa and health club.
The hotel has two towers — the tower due to open tomorrow contains 804 rooms and the second tower, which will have a further 804 rooms, is scheduled to open by 2014.
Each tower has two presidential suites, 506 typical King rooms, 156 typical twin rooms, four rooms fitted specifically for the disabled and 118 corner suites, with the remaining space comprising 22 executive King rooms in a choice of configurations.
Room prices for one person per night start at $326 – the equivalent of around £215.
A host of international VIPs, including Marriott International’s President and CEO Arne Sorenson, will be attending the official unveiling.
Arne Sorenson, Marriott International President and CEO, said: ‘Dubai is an important destination for Marriott International as one of the world’s most exciting cities offering world-class facilities and infrastructure, central location in the region and future growth potential.
‘Our expanding collection of world-class JW Marriott hotels offers accomplished travelers a one-of-a-kind luxury experience.
‘The investment in this unique and visually stunning hotel is testament to the continued opportunities that lie ahead for the brand and company.’
The hotel has the capacity to host a convention for up to 1,000 people.
A sprawling pool deck covers the seventh floor of the hotel with a 30-metre swimming pool alongside a bar and grill.
Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President and Global Brand Manager for JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts, said: ‘The opening of this landmark hotel in Dubai is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to delivering the very best product, facilities and service in this international gateway city.
‘As our global portfolio continues to grow, we remain dedicated to offering our guests unforgettable travel experiences with intuitive service, thoughtful amenities and refined design, celebrating the authentic flavor of each destination.’
General Manager, Rupprecht Queitsch, added: ‘Conference organizers and businesses around the world are noticing Dubai’s growing influence as a global business hub.
‘We are thrilled to be officially open and believe this iconic new property will set a new standard in business hotels, not just in the region, but throughout the world.’