With 356-meter height and 75 floors, a golden skyscraper in Dubai has clinched the title for the tallest hotel of the world, pipping another towering landmark in the city by just one meter.
The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel towers above the Dubai skyline, standing at 1,168 feet (356m), or almost a quarter of a mile, tall. Gevora hotel is the new record holder which is only one metre taller than its predecessor - Dubai's JW Mariott Marquis.
And it's exactly 50 metres taller than London's Shard, which clocks in at a comparatively puny 306m.
Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the Trade Centre area, Gevora Hotel will have 528 guest rooms and suites and four restaurants.
It says the hotel will boast four restaurants, an open-air swimming pool, a luxury spa, health club and jacuzzi. Burf Khalifa is world's tallest building at 828m and is also located in Dubai.
According to The Sun, guests can enter the hotel through revolving doors plated with gold and enjoy the view of the entire city, including that of Burj Khalifa from the pool-top bar.
Located in Dubai, the Gevora Hotel by the Al Attar Group will boast 75 floors (1,167 feet) and 528 rooms, Gulf News reported on Sunday.
The city-state, one of seven sheikhdoms that make up the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, hopes to attract over 20m visitors a year by 2020.
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