The Middle East and Asia are well known for their distinctive architectural styles. There are nine out of ten of the highest skyscrapers in the world here, but this city stands out for more reasons than just the bigger-is-better mentality. After being home to the world’s tallest tower- the Burj Khalifa, Dubai will soon welcome the world’s tallest hotel. Breaking its own record, the emirate will soon be home to Ciel Tower, the world’s tallest hotel. Here’s what we know so far!
With a height of 365 meters, the First Group’s Ciel Tower in Dubai Marina is expected to break the previous record of 356 meters held by the Gevora Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road as the tallest standalone hotel in the world.
According to the Dubai-based developer, construction on the massive project in Dubai Marina is on pace to be finished in the fourth quarter of 2023 and to open the hotel in the first half of 2024.
The tower will exceed Dubai’s 356-meter-tall Gevora Hotel, which is presently the tallest hotel in the world, once it is finished. It is being constructed by China Railway Construction Corporation, the main development partner of The First Group, according to a design by the architectural firm NORR.
More than 1,000 bedrooms and suites will be available at Ciel Tower, along with first-rate amenities including the Ciel Observatory and Lounge on the 81st level and a distinctive rooftop Sky Terrace bar.
A 300-meter atrium with 82-storey vertically stacked landscaped terraces will be one of the hotel’s standout features. Besides, Ciel’s Horizon pool will be one of the world’s highest infinity pools. As for the restaurants, the hotel will boast four restaurants – two of them will be located on the rooftop.
We’re keeping our eyes peeled for more info, so watch this space!