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

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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

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