JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Becomes World’s Tallest Hotel

By Paul Joseph

The 72-storey JW Marriott Marquis Dubai opened its doors to the public earlier this week and in doing so officially became the world’s tallest hotel.

Standing 1,164 feet high, the new hotel comes in at just 26 metres shorter than New York’s iconic Empire State’s Building, at one time the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Speaking at its opening, Marriott International’s President and CEO Arne Sorenson 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.”

A key feature of the hotel is its substantial business facilities, including more than 7,500 square meters of indoor and outdoor event space. According to the hotel, the scope of its facilities mean that groups, meetings and conventions of up to 1,000 people can meet, stay and dine, under one roof.

The hotel also offers a vast range of dining options, with a grand total of nine restaurants, including Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, the first Indian Michelin Star chef.

The Dubai property is the first JW Marriott Marquis outside of North America and the 59th addition to the brand’s global portfolio.

By Paul Joseph