World’s Tallest Hotel to Open in Dubai

A 1,608-room JW Marriott Marquis Dubai opens its doors to guests in Q4 this year. An addition to Marriott International’s JW Marriott luxury hotel brand, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will open in two phases, with the first section featuring 807 rooms and numerous restaurants and lounges.

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At a height of 355 meters (1,164 feet), the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is claimed to be the tallest dedicated hotel building in the world and is just 26 meters (85 feet) shorter than the Empire State Building in New York.

Last year, the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong opened the world’s “highest” hotel. Located at the very top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong, occupying floors 102 to 118, it was a new addition to the brand’s growing global portfolio of 75 luxury properties and its 16th hotel in Asia. (Read: World’s “Highest” Hotel in Hong Kong)

In addition to serving the luxury business traveler, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is targeting the lucrative and increasingly important MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) market.

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In addition to all the dining and entertainment options, the hotel will have two ballrooms, 24 meeting rooms and a total of 5,100 square meters (54,895 square feet) of event space.

“The potential to cater for the growing needs of the global business community is huge and we believe the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is uniquely placed in that regard,” said Rupprecht Queitsch, general manager.

Marriott International made the announcement Wednesday, Feb. 8.

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