Dubai claims world’s tallest hotel title, again

JW Marriott Marquis takes title from Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

The JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai has been named as the tallest hotel in the world.

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Having claimed several world records, including the world’s tallest fountains and the world’s most luxurious hotel, Dubai has now claimed the world’s tallest hotel title.

Located in Business Bay, the 355m JW Marriott Marquis Hotel was recently recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest hotel. The five-star hotel is 43% the height of Burj Khalifa.

The title of the world’s tallest hotel was previously held by the 333m 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 77-floor twin towers opened its first tower to guests last month. The hotel’s grand opening is scheduled in February 2013. There are 804 guest rooms, fourteen restaurants, bars and lounges, and more than 8,000sqm of event space, including two ballrooms.

Dubai includes the tallest building — the Burj Khalifa; the tallest residential building at Princess Tower; the largest shopping centre with The Dubai Mall and Ski Dubai largest indoor ski-resort

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