JW Marriott Marquis Dubai set to be world's tallest hotel

As an addition to its JW Marriott brand, Marriott International announced the opening of the 1,608-room JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.

The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will open in two phases, with the first section featuring 807 rooms and numerous restaurants and lounges. At a height of 355 meters (1,164 feet), the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is the tallest dedicated hotel building in the world, and is 26 meters (85 feet) shorter than the Empire State Building in New York in the US.

In addition to serving business travelers, the hotel is targeting the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) market. Thus, 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 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will offer nine restaurants and five lounges and entertainment venues. The Vault lounge will sit on the 71st and 72nd floors with views of the city, and a yet-to-be named late-night music venue will offer live music daily. Restaurants will range from Prime 68, a boutique steakhouse, to Atul Kochhar's Rang Mahal Indian restaurant, Positano for Italian coastal cuisine, an Arabic restaurant and La Farine, a bakery and social meeting spot.

The 1,500 square-meter (16,000 square-foot) Saray Spa is inspired by the caravanserai silk route across Arabia. Treatments include the signature milk and honey treatment, an Arabic coffee awakener, a lemon and mint body polish and pomegranate renewal treatment. Also, a pool deck covers the seventh floor of the hotel with a 32-meter swimming pool and deck with cabanas, lounges and umbrellas.

The new JW Marriott in Dubai will be the first JW branded property outside of North America, after the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

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