Posted by Staff writer on Dec 31, 2012 05:53 AM EST

Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis Crowned Tallest Hotel by Guinness World Records

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JW Marriott Marquis Hotel has been crowned the tallest hotel in the world by Guinness Book of World records. (Photo : wikipedia)

The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, was declared the tallest hotel by the Guinness World Records. The Hotel is 355 meters (1,1165 feet) tall from mast top to ground level and is only 26 meters (85 feet) shorter than the Empire State Building of New York City.

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JW Marriott Marquis is Dubai's first world class business purpose hotel and convention venue. Construction on the building started in February 2008 and was finally completed in January 2012. The hotel sports a post modern architectural style and is spread across 3,750,000 square feet.

JW Marriott Marquis comprises of 77 floors with an antenna spire on the roof. The hotel has 684 rooms and 120 suites. The hotel also boasts of a spa and health center that's spread across an area of 3,700 square meters. It has nine restaurants and five lounges and bars.

The JW Marriott Marquis also has an all-embracing Banquet Hall, retail stores and outlets, a state-of-the -art gym and a large swimming pool. The hotel is owned by The Emirate Group and run by the Marriott International Group.

The award was received by the general manager of JW Marriott Marquis, Rupprecht Queitsch along with Ashok Korgaonkar, M.D of Archgroup Consultants, the architectural design firm of the hotel.

"We are excited and delighted to be officially recognized as the world's tallest hotel. Dubai is a city of superlatives and the JW Marriott Marquis is an outstanding addition its iconic skyline," Queitsch told the Dubai Metro. "This Guinness World Record will help us to put Dubai on the global business destination map," 

The two towered - JW Marriott Marquis opened its first tower to customers in November, which now has six operating restaurants. Its second tower and other amenities are expected to open by February 2013, reports All Dubai Property.

The hotel will also sport two ballrooms and large spaces that will host indoor and outdoor events when completely open. The hotel will also be adding new technology and better facilities to provide their customers a class-apart experience, reported the Dubai Metro.

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