Dubai opens world's tallest hotel
Tehran(KNA) : Dubai beat its own record on Sunday as it announced the opening of the world's new tallest hotel.
The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel towers above the Dubai skyline, standing at 1,168 feet (356m), or nearly a quarter of a mile, tall.
The new record-holder is within sight of its predecessor, Dubai's JW Mariott Marquis, whose record it has surpassed by just one metre.
The Gevora's first guests are expected on Monday, according to Emirati daily The National.
The newspaper reports that the hotel will have 528 rooms, and is situated next to the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, which at 1,093 feet (333m) is itself a former holder of the title.
It says the hotel will boast four restaurants, an open-air swimming pool, a luxury spa, health club and jacuzzi.
The JW Marriott Marquis, which opened in 2013, boasts nine restaurants, five bars, two ballrooms, as well as a spa and health club.
Each of its two towers has 804 rooms, with a sprawling pool deck covering the seventh floor of the hotel.
Source: Daily Mail