The Rose Tower: Soon to become the new tallest hotel in the world

479px-rose_rotana_tower_on_14_september_2007_pict_2.jpgThe Rose Tower is a 333 metre (1,093 feet), 72-story skyscraper on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Originally, the tower was to be 380 m (1,247 feet) high, but its projected height was reduced in further design modification. Construction began in 2004. On 24 October 2006, the building reached its full height with the addition of the spire. The tower will be the world’s tallest hotel when it opens in April 2008.This hotel, known as “Rose Rotana Suites,” will surpass the 321 m (1,053 ft) Burj Al Arab, also in Dubai.

ROSE TOWER is promoted by the Rotana Group based in Abu Dhabi. At 333 meters high with 72 storeys and 480 suites, this will be the tallest furnished hotel in the world according to the Guinness Books of Records among all other suites hotel and is sure to enhance the already dazzling skyline of Dubai with its Multitude of sky scrapers.

This hotel comprises an apartment tower with fully furnished studio flats, Single Bed Room, Double bed room and Three Bed Room Flats. In addition to that the apartment tower comprised world-class restaurants, cafeteria gymnastic halls etc. with security and electromechanical services.

The Consultant is Khatib and Alami Consolidated Engineering Co. who is one of the leading consultants in Dubai and this project is going to be executed by its developer, The Abecco Group.

Eeversendai is sub-contractor for the Connection Design, Supply, Shop Drawings, Fabrication & Erection of steel works, which reinforces the concrete floors and columns.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai: The Tallest Hotel in the World

_editor_burj_al_arab_01.jpgThe Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, “Tower of the Arabs”) is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates managed by the Jumeirah Group and built by Said Khalil. It was designed by Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC.

At 321 metres (1,053 ft), it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel. However, the Rose Tower, also in Dubai, which has already topped Burj Al Arab’s height, will take away this title upon its opening in April 2008. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai’s urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat.

Construction of Burj Al Arab began in 1994. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Two “wings” spread in a V to form a vast “mast”, while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium. Architect Tom Wright said “The client wanted a building that would become an iconic or symbolic statement for Dubai; this is very similar to Sydney with its Opera House, or Paris with the Eiffel Tower. It needed to be a building that would become synonymous with the name of the country.” The architect and engineering consultant for the project was Atkins, the UK’s largest multidisciplinary consultancy. The hotel was built by South African construction contractor Murray & Roberts. The hotel cost $650 million to build.

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