World’s tallest hotel: grand opening today

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai has height of 355 metres

The grand opening of the world’s tallest hotel takes place today. The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai has a height of 355 metres, about 25 metres short of New York’s Empire State Building. Spread across two 77-floor twin towers, each with 804 rooms, the hotel has 14 restaurants, bars and lounges.
However, the second tower is not quite ready. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. The Dubai property, owned by Emirates airline, initially had a soft opening last November, but today’s opening is the big event.
Marriott International’s development pipeline in the Middle East and Africa continues to grow with the recent announcement of five new signings, adding a further 1027 rooms to its system.
Khaleej Times
[image courtesy Marriott International]

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