Dubai beat its own record on Sunday as it announced the opening of the world’s new tallest hotel.

The 356 metre high Gevora Hotel in Dubai, the world’s tallest as a single building, will open to guests on February 12.

Barely a metre taller than the previous tallest hotel, the 355m, 77-floor JW Marriott Marquis, the 528-room hotel is situated at 101 Sheikh Zayed Road, next the 333-metre Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, a previous holder of the record. The measurements are taken from ground level to the top of a hotel’s mast.

The Gevora is a gold-coloured 75-storey tower with hotel rooms all the way to the top. It will also have four restaurants, an open-air pool deck, a luxury spa on the 71st floor, plus a health club and Jacuzzi.


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