Grand opening for world’s tallest hotel

Abdul Basit / 25 February 2013

The world’s tallest hotel truly deserves a grand opening, and it will happen on February 27 as JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is all set to take luxury to new heights.


Officially recognised as the world’s tallest hotel at a height of 355 metres by Guinness World Records, the property is only 26 metres short of the Empire State Building in New York. Spread across two iconic 77-floor twin towers each with 804 rooms and array of 14 restaurants, bars and lounges, the hotel is set to be one of the region’s most desirable destinations.

The Marquis endorsement is reserved for iconic properties in the Marriott International portfolio, defined by their scale, grandeur and location.

The new JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is only the second JW Marriott Marquis-branded property in the world and has huge strategic importance for the world-class luxury JW Marriott brand’s global expansion.

The Dubai property, owned by Emirates airline, opened its doors to its first guests in the middle of November last year, but kept some secrets to unveil the unique luxury experience.

“Soft opening means [there will be] first guests this November and there will be a big event for official opening in February next year,” Rupprecht Queitsch, general manager of the tallest hotel, told Khaleej Times during an exclusive interview in October.

He added: “We are opening the first tower with 804 rooms and at the beginning it is enough. The second tower is expected to be ready by the end of 2014.” JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. Currently, there are 55 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 78 properties in 28 countries.