Dubai opens new world’s tallest hotel on hotel’s rooftop

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is aiming to rival some of the world’s tallest buildings with its sky-high restaurant The world’s tallest hotel has opened its doors in Dubai – and for a price. The Ritz-Carlton…

Dubai opens new world's tallest hotel on hotel's rooftop

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is aiming to rival some of the world’s tallest buildings with its sky-high restaurant

The world’s tallest hotel has opened its doors in Dubai – and for a price. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, the first five-star hotel built on a hotel’s rooftop, features an eatery which is a mere 16 floors above the ground.

The hotel aims to rival some of the world’s tallest buildings, with the Sky View Restaurant stretching to 40 floors. Tables in the city’s newest restaurant cost $650 (£445) each, while food and beverages cost between $45 and $70 (£35 and £40). Guests are able to swim poolside and take in panoramic views of the city’s skyline and can gaze out at the Gulf Sea from their restaurants.

Erik Hardwick, global president of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, said: “Sky View’s juxtaposition of breathtaking cityscape views and elegant dining is our latest effort to raise the bar for the very best hotels and restaurants.”

In 2015, David Thompson, president and chief executive of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, said Dubai’s skyscrapers could offer a model of maximum luxury. “Even in the world’s tallest buildings, using the very best of product and having the latest in design could make a difference,” he said.

The Ritz-Carlton is Dubai’s first luxury hotel outside the region. A two-night stay with breakfast costs $855 and stays from two to three nights $6,980, respectively.

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