World’s Tallest Hotel Opens

The Lounge © JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

The world’s tallest hotel is now open for business in — you guessed it — Dubai. The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai opened for business yesterday with a celebrity-studded soiree. Leona Lewis was the surprise headliner, performing for 1,200 VIP guests.

The hotel’s two towers © JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the property as the World’s Tallest Hotel, snatching the title away from one of its neighbours, the Rose Tower. The much taller Burj Khalifa, also in Dubai, is the world’s tallest manmade structure, however the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is the tallest structure entirely devoted to a hotel.

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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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