Marriott to Open World's Tallest Hotel in Dubai

Marriott International announced this week that their 1,608-room JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will open in the fourth quarter of this year in two phases, with the first section featuring 807 rooms and several restaurants and lounges, World Property Channel is reporting.

At a height of 1,164 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is the tallest dedicated hotel building in the world. For comparison, it will be only 85 feet shorter than the Empire State Building in New York.

The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will have nine restaurants and five lounges and entertainment venues. The Vault lounge will sit on the 71st and 72nd floors with panoramic views of the city; and a 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 boulangerie and social meeting spot.
 

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