Dubai opens world’s tallest hotel

(CNN) — The world’s tallest hotel has officially opened its doors in Dubai — scaling the clouds and towering above the city below.

The Gevora Hotel is a new offering in the UAE hotspot’s financial district — topping out at an incredible 356 meters high (1,168 feet).

Travelers with a head for heights will know already that Gevora’s tower just barely trounces another Dubai sleeping spot — the JW Marriott Marquis, which is just a meter shorter and was formerly the world’s tallest hotel.

The luxurious Gevora is decked out in gold and includes a health club, sauna, pool and five glitzy restaurants.

A picture taken on February 11, 2018, shows the 75-storey Gevora Hotel (L), which stands 356 metres or nearly a quarter of a mile tall, in the Gulf metropolis of Dubai.
Gulf metropolis Dubai, on its never-ending quest to break records, announced the opening of the “world’s new tallest hotel” Sunday, pipping another towering landmark in the city for the title.
/ AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

High-flying hotel

The Art Deco-style design accommodates 528 rooms — with accommodation falling into three categories: Deluxe Room (46 square meters), One-Bedroom Deluxe (62 square meters) and Two-Bedroom Suite (85 square meters).

The four-star Gevora is designed to cater to business and leisure needs — there’s a pool with a view and a cafe and bake shop — but also a business center and boardroom.

There are plenty of culinary delights too — Gevora Kitchen will offer all-day dining, whilst Highest View Restaurant promises panoramic views from the hotel rooftop.

Despite the dizzy heights at Gevora — the building isn’t the world’s highest hotel.

That honor goes to The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong — a five-star hotel which sits way up on the 102nd to 118th floors of the 488-meter International Commerce Centre.

The Gevora Hotel has been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest hotel — and with that honor in hand, it’s open for bookings.

“We are very excited to open the doors to Gevora Hotel. It has been a passion project and finally we are ready to share our vision with the world,” says Jairaj Gorsia, General Manager of Gevora Hotel, in a statement.

“We have created a unique formula which raises four-star hospitality to new heights and look forward to offering unforgettable stays.”

Gevora Hotel, 101 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; +971 4 524 0000