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Next, new world's tallest hotel to open in Dubai next year

Posted by Melanie Nayer  September 8, 2013 06:09 PM

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At what point is a hotel too tall? We'll probably never know, because they keep building them taller and taller, and taller. Last year, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai opened and took the tallest crown from the hotel at the Burj Khalifa. Now comes word that a new hotel will soon bump the JW from its number one spot.

According to Gulf Business, Marina 101 Hotel & Residence is set to become the world’s tallest hotel and residence when it opens in Dubai Marina in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The approximately 1,417-feet (432-meter) skyscraper will be 252 feet (77 meters) taller than the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.

The article says the hotel will be operated by Dream Hotels, part of the Wyndham group, which marks Wyndham's grand entrance into the Middle East. Marina 101 will feature 300 hotel rooms and 420 apartments, accommodating short and long-stay guests. There will also be six restaurants and a nightclub on the 101st floor. Abu Dhabi, Doha, Istanbul and Lebanon are all earmarked for Dream Hotels.

If you have a head for heights, however, head to Hong Kong and check into the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. The hotel occupies floors 102-118 of the ICC Building in Kowloon, making it slightly higher than the Marina in Dubai, but since it only occupies 16 floors it isn't ranked in the "tallest" category.

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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