The Rose Rayhaan by Rotana (also known as Rose Tower) is a 333 m (1,093 ft), 72-story hotel located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the world's tallest hotel. The tower was originally to be 380 m (1,250 ft), but design modification reduced it to 333 m (1,093 ft). Construction began in 2004 and was completed in 2007. On 24 October 2006, the building reached its full height with the addition of the spire. By total height with spire the hotel surpassed both the nearby 321 m (1,053 ft) Burj Al Arab, and the under construction 330 m (1,080 ft) Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea alghough it is significantly lower than last one by height of roof and number or floors. Although the building and its inner furnishings were in place in 2007, it did not open until December 23, 2009.
Rose Rayhaan Rotana is one of the first major hotel brands to open in Dubai as alcohol-free. The hotel has two restaurants and a 24-hour coffee shop. Bonyan International Investment Group is the developer and invested $180 million. The building was officially completed with 482 rooms, suites and penthouses. The Rose Tower officially opened on 23 December 2009.
By kjfitz @ 2011-05-30 15:20:57