Saint-Gobain scales new heights for the world’s tallest hotel

When architects set out to create the world’s tallest hotel, in the world’s most luxurious city, they knew it would be a global showpiece for the creative use of glass in contemporary architecture.

Reaching 77 storeys and 355metres high on the Dubai skyline, with 684 rooms plus 120 suites and 27 meeting rooms, the twin-towered JW Marriott Marquis Hotel immediately became the most striking landmark in this city of superlatives, with its 80,000 sq m of curtain-wall facade and radical stepped design.Saint-Gobain Commercial Market Manager Mark Harrison said: “Saint-Gobain glazing has been used in many of the world’s biggest and most prestigious building projects and this is one of the most notable so far.This hotel stands amid a vast collection of some of the most radical pieces of modern architecture in the world but still it holds its own and stands above the others in every sense.

“It is without doubt a beautiful building but with such challenging extremities involved the contract was won on the strength of our specification and glass performance, and our products have a track record that speaks for itself.”

Opened in December 2012, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel not only beats Dubai’s Rose Rayhaan to the record of world’s tallest hotel, it also gives the Emirates state no fewer than five of the world’s tallest six, as recorded by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

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