The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has been officially recognized by The Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest hotel. At a height of 355 metres, the hotel is only 26 metres shorter than the Empire State Building in New York. The hotel is spread across two 77-floor twin towers, each containing 804 rooms.The world’s tallest hotel title was previously held by another Dubai hotel, the 333-metre tall Rose Rayhaan by Rotana on Shaikh Zayed Road.
“We are excited and delighted to be officially recognised as the world’s tallest hotel. Dubai is a city of superlatives and the JW Marriott Marquis is an outstanding addition its iconic skyline,” said Rupprecht Queitsch, general manager of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The iconic five-star hotel boasts of a height that’s almost half or 43 per cent of the height of Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest tower.
The hotel is designed to be a ‘city within a city’ and has 804 guest rooms with panoramic views in each tower, 14 restaurants, bars and lounges. It features more than 8,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor event space which includes two ballrooms.
“It’s sort of a small city within itself. Any business traveler can find everything he needs within the hotel itself,” Ashok Korgaonkar, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai’s leading architect, told Gulf News.