World’s tallest hotel opens second tower in Dubai

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The second tower at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, the world’s tallest hotel, is now open.

Its 294 new rooms bring the total room count in the hotel to 1,098. The hotel, which opened 804 rooms in Tower 1 in November 2012, will eventually offer 1,608 rooms across the two towers by September.

There will also be two new food and beverage outlets in Tower 2, which is identical in design to Tower 1. One is rumoured to be a Latin bar, while at the top of the hotel, the 72nd floor may be operated as a function space for hire.

The hotel, owned by Emirates Group, boasts nine restaurants, five bars, two ballrooms, and a spa and health club.

Each tower has presidential suites, king rooms, twin rooms, rooms fitted specifically for the disabled, and corner suites. Guest rooms are equipped with modern technology, including LCD TVs, iPod stations, Wi-Fi and a master room control tablet.

The hotel’s 8,000 square metres of total event space features two ballrooms and 32 meeting rooms.