The 72-story JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is the World’s Tallest Hotel. // © 2013 JW Marriott
This past February, JW Marriott officially opened the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, a landmark property for the brand in the Middle East. The 72-story luxury hotel is not only the first JW Marriott outside of North America, but it also earned the title of World’s Tallest Hotel from the Guinness Book of World Records.
The building, owned by Emirates Group, stands at 1,164 feet high — just a little shorter than New York’s Empire State Building. Features of the hotel include nine restaurants and five bars and lounges, including the cocktail bar Vault, which is situated on the 71st and 72nd floors for views of Dubai’s skyline. Other amenities of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai include the Saray Spa and Health Club, a sprawling pool deck that covers the seventh floor of the hotel and the Aqua Poolside Bar and Grill.
“Dubai is an important destination for Marriott International as one of the world's most exciting cities offering world-class facilities and infrastructure, central location in the region and future growth potential,” said Arne Sorenson, Marriott International president & CEO. “Our expanding collection of world-class JW Marriott hotels offers accomplished travelers a one-of-a-kind luxury experience. The investment in this unique and visually stunning hotel is testament to the continued opportunities that lie ahead for the brand and company.”
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will focus on serving luxury business travelers, as well as target the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) market in the region.
“The opening of this landmark hotel in Dubai is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to delivering the very best product, facilities and service in this international gateway city,” said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. “As our global portfolio continues to grow, we remain dedicated to offering our guests unforgettable travel experiences with intuitive service, thoughtful amenities and refined design, celebrating the authentic flavor of each destination.”