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The Tallest Hotel in the World: JW Marriott Marquis

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel

The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel is a 72-story, 355 m (1,165 ft) twin-tower skyscraper complex in Dubai. The 1.8 billion dollar features a 1,608 room hotel run by Marriott International. The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel is the tallest hotel in the world, surpassing the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana.

The hotel has 14 food and beverage outlets, multiple rooftop bars, a business center, conference halls, 27 meeting rooms (55,488 sqft of total meeting space), an extensive banquet hall, a 3,700 m2 (40,000 sqft) spa and health club, as well as retail outlets, a swimming pool, and a gymnasium.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel

This project, owned by The Emirates Group, was originally conceived as a single, 350 m (1,150 ft), 77-story tower intended to be completed in 2008 and built alongside the Sheikh Zayed Road. However, its design and location had to be changed because of the construction of a creek extension belonging to the Business Bay mega-project. The new twin-tower design was launched at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai in 2006 with 395 m (1,296 ft) towers.

However, the shape of the towers was modified and the height decreased to 355 m (1,165 ft) in a later redesign. The concrete structural frames of both towers topped out in April 2010. As of April, 2011 the spires on both towers has been added while the outer structure of the both towers has almost been completed. The buildings were completed in 2012.