The Gevora Hotel has already been recognised as the new world record holder for tallest hotel by the Guinness Book of World Records.
It has eclipsed the previous title holder, the 355-metre-tall JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, also in Dubai.
The high-rise hotel is part of Dubai’s rapidly growing skyline. The megapolis is home to 22 skyscrapers of at least 300 metres, more than any other city.
The 528-room, 75-floor hotel is not just notable for its staggering height, however. The Art Deco design is studded with opulent touches such as marble spiral staircases, solid gold revolving doors, gold-tinted glass and a gold lattice spire on its roof.
The 528-room, 75-floor hotel is not just notable for its staggering height, however. The Art Deco design is studded with opulent touches.
Construction on the building started back in 2005. It includes a wealth of facilities, including three pools, one which is the highest in the world, and a spa on the 71st floor which affords views of the cityscape and Burj Khalifa.
Even the hotel’s six elevators are remarkable, taking guests from ground floor to the highest level in just 38 seconds. Visitors wanting a bit of exercise can climb the building’s 3,859 stairs to the rooftop.
A fully-equipped business centre and boardroom make it an option for executive travel, while the hotel’s unusually high 2:1 guest:employee ratio should ensure guests are well catered to.
Those after high-end dining are also spoiled for choice.
There are five restaurants within the hotel including Highest View Restaurant, found on the rooftop and Gevora Kitchen, which offers all-day dining and an international buffet.
Despite the luxurious feel, the hotel’s General Manager Jairaj Gorsia says it is aiming to give guests a relaxed and comfortable experience.
“The feel of being at home when the person is actually away from home is what we are trying to deliver,” he told The National.
Dubai is also home to the world’s tallest building in Burj Khalifa. Remarkably, there are already plans to build an even higher building in the city.