Gevora Hotel in Dubai has been crowned the tallest hotel in the world after it opened for business last Monday. The Hotel is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, on the doorstep of the Dubai Marina and a short drive away from The Palm, Dubai Mall and the World Trade Centre. The hotel, which is 357.8 metres high, takes the title from a local neighbour – the JW Marriott Marquis, which is just a metre shorter.
Though officially a four-star property, the Gevora hopes to compete with some of Dubai’s top hotels. Guests will enter the Gevora Hotel through solid gold revolving doors and will also have access to four health clubs and two luxury restaurants.
The 75-floor all-gold hotel is 50 metres taller than the Shard in London and 56 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. Dubai is also home to the world’s tallest building, Burj Al Arab (828 metres) which also houses a hotel. It stands almost nine times higher than Big Ben.
Once checked in, butlers will whisk them to one of the property’s 528 bedrooms, the smallest of which is 46 square metres (some two-bedroom suites go up to 85 sqm). Its highlight is a 12th-floor health club with sauna and steam rooms, plus an outdoor pool deck with a hot tub. Go up to the spa on the 71st floor and you can expect treatments with a view.
In terms of culinary offerings, there are five restaurants, including Gevora Kitchen, an all-day international buffet, Level Twelve, serving a Middle Eastern-inspired menu, and Highest View Restaurant which – no surprise – is located on the rooftop, where you can enjoy Arabic dishes and shisha.The hotel does not have an alcohol license, there is only a coffee and cake shop. Gevora rates are competitive and start from Dh650 a night to Dh2,000 for a two-bedroom unit.
“We are very excited to open the doors,” said Jairaj Gorsia, General Manager of Gevora Hotel. “It has been a passion project and finally we are ready to share our vision with the world. We have created a unique formula which raises four-star hospitality to new heights and look forward to offering unforgettable stays.”