Living the high life
BETTER KNOWN AS THE WORLD’S TALLEST HOTEL, DUBAI’S JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS PROVIDES THE PERFECT ESCAPE BY TAKING ITS GUESTS ABOVE, RATHER THAN OUT OF, THE CITY
finished; landscaping has begun; and most of the surrounding towers are standing tall in all their glory. Granted, this means that, directly outside the hotel, you need to suffer the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle just as you would anywhere else. But because the twin towers are so tall, it’s easy to retreat away into a serene haven among the clouds.
The Marriot Marquis offers 1,608 luxurious guest rooms—a decent chunk of which are high enough to provide fantastic, panoramic city views. The hotel may be surrounded by skyscrapers, but when you’re the tallest daddy in town, that hardly matters.
The rooms come as standard with spa-like marble bathrooms, 46-inch TVS and plush bedding. A marriage of colourful cultural inspirations and design finesse makes the Marquis a destination with distinctive character and ambience. The rooms offer an abundance of space and light, warm hardwood finishes, sensuous fabrics and atmospheric lighting. What’s more, they’re spacious enough to not offer a sense of cabin fever. Too often in downtown hotels, the rooms are squashed so that the property can extract every last drop of value out of the limited number of square metres. Not so in the JW Marriott Marquis, which appears to see more value in attracting more affluent customers and keeping them happy with copious amounts of space in which to relax.
If peering out over the city vistas from way up high is a little to quiet for you, you’ll