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The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will soon become the world’s tallest hotel, taking the title away from the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Standing 1,164 feet high, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will be just 85 feet shorter than the Empire State building and unlike other tall hotels, it will be entirely dedicated to hotel operations.
Scheduled to open in October 2012, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will serve the luxury business traveler in addition to the lucrative meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions market. Featuring two ballrooms, 24 meetings rooms, 54,895 square feet of event space, nine restaurants, five lounges, entertainment venues, a 16,000 square-foot Saray Spa, and a pool deck with cabanas, lounges and umbrellas.
There will be 1,608 guests rooms, all equipped with the latest technology including LCD TVs, iPod stations and wireless internet. Executive Floor guests will receive complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and snacks.
General manager, Rupprecht Queitsch, said, “The potential to cater for the growing needs of the global business community is huge and we believe the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is uniquely placed in that regard. The hotel will fill a long identified gap in the market where groups, meetings and conventions of up to 1,000 people can meet, sleep and dine under one roof, in one location. There are businesses of this size choosing various cities around the world in which to meet, but until now, Dubai has not had a single location of this size to accommodate this type of group. In simple terms, we will establish Dubai on the global conference market landscape.”
Source: Hotel Chatter