Highest hotel: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai breaks Guinness world record
DUBAI, UAE -- Spread across two iconic 77-floor twin towers, each with 804 rooms and an enticing array of 14 restaurants, bars and lounges, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is 355 meters (1,099 feet) high, setting the new world record for the Highest hotel,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, the world's tallest hotel, is 355 metres tall and has 1,608 rooms split between two identical towers. Photo courtesy JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Tallest hotel was set by the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE, formerly known as Emirates Park Towers Hotel & Spa, which is standing at 355.35 m (1,165.84 ft) from ground level to the top of its mast.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the tallest building that is completely unoccupied is the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. Although it had reached its full height of 330 m (1,082 ft) the building was not finished when construction was halted in 1992. The hotel is the world's 18th tallest building and would be the world's tallest hotel if completed.
Despite living in the shadow of the Burj Khalif however, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is only 26 metres short of the Empire State Building in New York.
It is also Dubai's first world-class convention and business destination hotel, filling 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.
"We are excited and delighted to be officially recognised as the world's tallest hotel. Dubai is a city of superlatives and the JW Marriott Marquis is an outstanding addition to its iconic skyline," commented Rupprecht Queitsch, General Manager of the new 5 star hotel.