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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai to open as world's tallest hotel next month

Posted by Melanie Nayer  November 2, 2012 09:19 AM

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dxbjw_phototour25.jpgProving that luxury literally knows no limits, the $490 million JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is scheduled to open next month as the tallest hotel in the world.

The 1,608-room hotel stands at 1,164 feet (just 85 feet shorter than the Empire State Building). The hotel will open in two phases, with the first phase unlocking the doors of 807 rooms and various restaurants and lounges. In addition to being the tallest hotel building in the world, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai boasts other some sky-high offerings.

dxbjw_phototour13.jpgLocated inside the hotel will be nine restaurants and five lounges and entertainment venues. The Vault lounge will offer panoramic views of Dubai on the 71st and 72nd floors. Restaurants will include Prime 68, a boutique steakhouse; Atul Kochhar’s Rang Mahal Indian restaurant; Positano, Italian coastal cuisine; an Arabic restaurant and La Farine, an boulangerie and social meeting spot. There is also a yet-to-be-named late-night music venue in the works.

If you're seeking a little seclusion in the sky, the 16,000 square foot Saray Spa will be your solitude. Treatments include massages, body wraps and polishes, facials and mind/body renewal packages. Located on the seventh floor of the hotel is an enormous pool deck featuring a swimming pool and open deck with cabanas, lounges and umbrellas for basking in the sun.

Guest rooms will feature the latest technology including iPod stations, 46" LCD HDTV, high-speed Internet access and a large working desk. Luxurious marble bathrooms with rain-head showers grace the guest room bathroom, while floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms give guests prime picture-taking opportunities of Dubai's landscape.


Rates start at around $260 (950.00 AED) a night for a traditional guest room with a king or two double beds.

Readers: Would stay in the world's tallest hotel?

Photos courtesy of Marriott International

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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