JW Marriott Marquis Dubai opens as world's tallest hotel

The JW Marriott brand officially celebrated its newly opened luxury hotel in the Middle East with the opening of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Acquiring the title of "World’s Tallest Hotel" from the Guinness Book of World Records, the 72-story property is the first JW Marriott Marquis outside of North America and the 59th addition to the brand’s global luxury portfolio.

At 1,164 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is 85 feet shorter than New York City’s Empire State Building.

In addition to serving luxury business travellers, the hotel, which is owned by Emirates Group, targets the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) market. Groups, meetings and conventions of up to 1,000 people can now meet, stay and dine in the property. Along with business facilities, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has more than 80,729 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including two ballrooms, and a selection of dining and entertainment options.

The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai offers nine restaurants and five bars and lounges, including the sky-high steakhouse Prime 68; the experiential sushi restaurant, Izakaya; and cocktail bar Vault, which is situated on the 71st and 72nd floors and provides views of the city. The hotel is also home to Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin Star.

The 43,056-square-foot Saray Spa and Health Club draws inspiration from the caravanserai silk route across Arabia, with treatments including the Signature Milk and Honey treatment, an Arabic Coffee Awakener and Lemon Mint Body Polish. A pool deck covers the seventh floor of the hotel with a pool. Aqua Poolside Bar and Grill draws inspiration from Miami’s South Beach, offering snacks and beverages throughout the day.

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