Date: March 2018
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE.
Name: The Gevora Hotel – four star (no alcohol bar) …356 metres high – 75 floors
No. of Keys: 528
Buyer: Al Attar Properties – “A home-grown Emirati hotel” Al Attar Properties’ portfolio includes few other landmark projects such as The Skyscraper, Polaris, Vista Del Lago, Vue De Lac and Global Point among others.
A new hotel that lays claim to being the tallest in the world opened recently in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The city, already known for its impossibly vertical skyline, is home to a number of high profile hotels that have previously held the crown for the world’s tallest hotel. The former title-holder was the JW Marriott Marquis, but the new Gevora Hotel, which stands at a towering 357m high, is only one meter higher than its predecessor.
The Gevora is located beside the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana hotel, which, at one time, was also the world’s tallest hotel at 333m.
The hotel also boasts a luxury spa and wellness facilities on the 71st floor so that guests can truly relax and pamper themselves with spectacular views out over the surrounding area.
The entirety of the 12th floor will be dedicated to a health club that includes male and female gyms and other state of the art fitness facilities. Guests can also indulge in the swimming pool on the roof deck. Although the Gevora will be a dry hotel, it nevertheless claims to “boast the best of Middle Eastern hospitality and exclusivity”.
The hotel has six elevators operate at the speed of 26 km/hr. It takes only 38 seconds from the ground floor to the 77th floor, top most floor.
Jairaj Gorsia is the General Manager of the Gevora Hotel and previously launched Kempinski’s Emirates Palace hotel in 2004 with MD Mohammed Al Attar.
The new hotel will no doubt be aimed towards providing lodging for the prospective 20 million visitors per year by 2020, when it will host the Expo 2020, a contemporary world fair.
A mixed-use development, that since 2008, has retained the title of “tallest building in the world”; the residential, commercial and retail skyscraper the Burj Khalifa, which measures an incredible 829.8m.
This makes it nine times the height of famous British landmark Big Ben.
THPT Comment: Boys will be Boys! At 333, 355 and now 357 metres…wonder what the owner of Burj Khalifa said at 830 metres high! As a home-grown Emirati hotelier, this might explain why the hotel will not have an alcohol licence. There’s talk of a second hotel in Dubai by 2020, a five-star, 750 room property opposite the Mall of the Emirates.
Although the Guinness Book of Records shows The Gevora as the tallest hotel, the Marriott boys might argue that the attribute should be theirs… they say that honour 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.
Colliers Intl. predicted that hotels located in the vicinity of Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai International Financial Centre will command US$212 average daily rates in the first quarter of 2018 with 89 per cent occupancy. For the whole 2018, it sees ADR will be about $168 in this area with 80 per cent occupancy.
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