Gevora Hotel in Dubai has opened its doors and in doing so has claimed the title as world’s tallest hotel.
The 528-room property tops out at 356 metres – one metre taller than the previous title holder, the JW Marriott Marquis, that is also located in Dubai.
The hotel is situated in the heart of the city’s financial district, just five minutes from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the World Trade Centre (WTC), and about 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
Accommodation at Gevora Hotel comes in three categories – Deluxe Room (46sqm), One-Bedroom Deluxe (62sqm), and Two-Bedroom Suite (85sqm). There are no executive rooms, nor is there an executive lounge, though the hotel does have a business centre on the 12th floor with secretarial and courier services, photocopying and printing, and a private 12-person boardroom that can be reserved.
On the F&B front, the hotel has five venues. Gevora Kitchen on the mezzanine level is the hotel’s international all-day-dining restaurant, while Level Twelve offers fine dining combining Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavours.
There is also the Overview Pool Lounge and Pool Bar by the main pool deck, café and bake shop Le Veyron, and the aptly named Highest View Restaurant on the hotel’s rooftop.
Back down on the 12th floor alongside the business centre is also the Health Club, where the swimming pool, children’s pool and two gyms are located.
While the Gevora Hotel has claimed the title for tallest hotel in the world, the crown for the world’s highest hotel still goes to The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, which is located on the 102nd to 118th floors of the 484-metre International Commerce Centre.