JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Opens

The JW Marriott brand has announced that it opened its landmark luxury hotel in the Middle East, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Acquiring the title of "World’s Tallest Hotel" from the Guinness Book of World Records, the 72-story property is the first JW Marriott Marquis outside of North America and the 59th addition to the brand’s global luxury portfolio.

Soaring at 355 meters (1,164 feet), the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is just 26 meters shorter than New York City’s Empire State Building.

In addition to serving luxury business travellers, the hotel, which is owned by Emirates Group, targets the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) market. Groups, meetings and conventions of up to 1,000 people can now meet, stay and dine in the property. Along with business facilities, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai features more than 7,500 square meters (80,729 square feet) of indoor and outdoor event space, including two ballrooms, and a selection of dining and entertainment options.

The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai offers an array of nine restaurants, and five bars and 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 features 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.

The 4,000 square-meter (43,056 square foot) Saray Spa and Health Club draws inspiration from the caravanserai silk route across Arabia, with treatments including the Signature Milk and Honey treatment, an Arabic Coffee Awakener, and Lemon Mint Body Polish. A pool deck covers the 7th floor of the hotel with a pool. Aqua Poolside Bar and Grill draws inspiration from Miami’s renowned South Beach, offering light snacks and beverages throughout the day.