JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Becomes World's Tallest Hotel

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The JW Marriott brand has been celebrating its brand-new high-rise hotel in the Middle East. The 72-story JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has reportedly captured the title of world’s tallest hotel from the Guinness Book of World Records, and is the first JW Marriott Marquis outside of North America and the 59th addition to the brand’s global luxury portfolio.  A host of international VIPs, including Marriott International’s President & CEO Arne Sorenson are in Dubai this week for the official unveiling. 

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

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What makes it special? Let's start with the nine restaurants and five bars & 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 has panoramic 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. 

We hear the 4,000 square-meter Saray Spa and Health Club draws inspiration from the historic silk route across Arabia.  Treatments include the Signature Milk and Honey treatment, an Arabic Coffee Awakener, and Lemon Mint Body Polish.  A massive pool deck covers the seventh floor of the hotel with a 30-meter swimming pool.  Aqua Poolside Bar and Grill draws inspiration from Miami’s renowned South Beach, offering light snacks and beverages throughout the day.




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