The tallest hotel in the world has officially opened its doors in Dubai, with the newly-completed Gevora Hotel stealing the Guinness World Record title from the nearby JW Marriott Marquis, which had held the position until now.
Opened on 12 February, the new hotel is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road, and stands at 356 metres tall (1167.98 feet), and features 528 deluxe rooms and suites, five separate dining experiences and leisure facilities with a main pool deck, and a health club. Guests staying at the lavish hotel will also have access to a range of specially-curated services, such as a butler for each room.
The four-star hotel includes a speciality coffee shop, Le Veyron, as well as an all-day restaurant called Gevora Kitchen, which offers breakfast and dinner with buffet and a la carte options. Mid-March will see three speciality venues opening, Level Twelve, a gourmet restaurant serving Middle Eastern twists on classic dishes, the Overview Pool Lounge, located on the main deck, offering healthy snacks and drinks, and the Highest View Lounge, located on the rooftop offering panoramic views over the city and serving international dishes, drinks and flavoured shisha. Accessible through the 12th floor, a fully-equipped Health Club offering two separate gyms for ladies and gents, a steam room and sauna, while a children’s pool is available on the pool deck.
“We are very excited to open the doors to Gevora Hotel. It has been a passion project and finally we are ready to share our vision with the world. The global reaction we received was tremendous and the hotel went from being an unknown tower on Sheikh Zayed Road to one of the most famous buildings worldwide, practically overnight! Many people can’t wait to check-in at the hotel and we are looking forward to having a very successful first year and receiving many guests and giving them a once in a lifetime experience,” said Jairaj Gorsia, General Manager of Gevora Hotel.
Focusing on halal tourism, the Gevora also holds the title as the tallest dry hotel in the world, refraining from serving alcohol.
More information on the Gevora Hotel is available at the official website.