Dubai: The city of superlatives has done it again with JW Marriott Marquis Hotel claiming the world’s tallest hotel title, the latest addition to Dubai’s growing list of world records.
Located in the heart of Business Bay, the 355-metre JW Marriott Marquis Hotel was recently officially recognised by the Guinness World Record as the world’s tallest hotel.
The iconic five-star hotel boasts of a height that is almost half or 43 per cent of the height of the Burj Khalifa. It is also only 26 metres short of the Empire State Building in New York.
The 77-floor twin towers opened its first tower to guests last month. The hotel’s grand opening is scheduled in February 2013, while its second tower is set to be completed by 2014.
“This Guinness World Record will help us to put Dubai on the global business destination map,” said Rupprecht Queitsch, General Manager of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The world’s tallest hotel title was previously held by the 333-metre tall Rose Rayhaan by Rotana on Shaikh Zayed Road, which opened in January 2010.