The JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai’s Business Bay has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest hotel.
At a height of 355 metres from ground level to the top of its mast, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is only 26 metres shorter than the Empire State Building in New York.
The hotel is spread across two 77-floor twin towers, each containing 804 rooms.
“We are excited and delighted to be officially recognised as the world’s tallest hotel,” said Rupprecht Queitsch, general manager of the hotel.
“Dubai is a city of superlatives and the JW Marriott Marquis is an outstanding addition its iconic skyline. This Guinness World Record will help us to put Dubai on the global business destination map,” he added.
Rupprecht Queitsch, general manager of the 5-star hotel in Dubai’s Business Bay area, was joined by Ashok Korgaonkar, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai’s leading architect and managing director of Archgroup Consultants to receive the official Guinness World Record certificate.
The hotel opened its first tower to guests in November, while its second tower is expected to open by late 2014.