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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Armani Hotel At Burj Dubai, United Arab Emirates

armaniburjdubaiconstructionphoto.jpegIn a deal forged in 2004, Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and EMAAR Hotels & Resorts LLC agreed to develop a unique series of international ‘Armani Hotels and Resorts’. Giorgio Armani S.p.A. has awarded a long-term license to EMAAR Hotel & Resorts LLC for the operation of the hotels and resorts, where EMAAR will be fully responsible for real estate, construction, management and operations. Giorgio Armani will oversee all aspects of content, design and style, including interiors and amenities, incorporating the various Armani fashion, furnishings and beauty collections.

Giorgio Armani S.p.A. has established an Armani Hotels and Resorts division at its headquarters in Milan, which has been actively developing the design concepts under the close supervision of Giorgio Armani. This will define the look and feel of the hotels and resorts.

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Hydropolis Underwater Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Currently under construction in Dubai, Hydropolis will be with the Poseidon the world’s unique luxury underwater hotels. It will include three elements: the land station, where guests will be welcomed, the connecting tunnel, which will transport people by train to the main area of the hotel, and the 220 suites within the submarine leisure complex. It is one of the largest contemporary construction projects in the world, covering an area of 260 hectares, about the size of London’s Hyde Park.

“Hydropolis is not a project; it’s a passion,” enthuses Joachim Hauser, the developer and designer of the hotel. His futuristic vision is about to take shape 20m below the surface of the Arabian Gulf, just off the Jumeirah Beach coastline in Dubai. The £300 million, 220-suite hotel will incorporate a host of innovations that will take it far beyond the original blueprint for an underwater complex worthy of Jules Verne.

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Gorgous, glaring & glamorous !!! Galway City’s groovy g hotel on Ireland’s West coast.

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This 103 bedroom hotel, is the flagship property of Monogram Hotels, Ireland’s newest niche brand of luxury hotels. Douglas Wallace collaborated with design director, Philip Treacy, to create a five-star hotel interior unlike anything seen before in Ireland.

Gerry’s Bar is all geometric minimalism in red, white and black – designed for late-night posing, people watching and smooching. Red crystals in the marble floor and mirror-panelled walls contribute a dash of glamour to the mix.

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The Poseidon Undersea Hotel

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For a virtual tour of the hotel, see the video at the bottom of the page.

Unlike the Jules Undersea Lodge — the only undersea hotel now in existence, located off the coast of Key Largo, Fla. — guests at the Poseidon won’t need to put on a wet suit and dive to their accommodations. They also won’t need to worry about changing pressure levels since the accommodations will be maintained at above-surface pressure. Instead, they can glide to their $1,500-a-night underwater abodes by escalator.

Each room will feature fortified, transparent acrylic walls that look out onto coral gardens. There will be controls in each room that guests can use to adjust the lighting of the underwater worlds outside their windows and to release food for fish swimming just outside. The rooms will also feature individual Jacuzzis for those who may be inspired by their surroundings to get wet.

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Icehotel – A hotel built of ice and snow

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ICEHOTEL is situated in the village Jukkasjärvi, 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The heart and backbone is the River Torne flowing freely through the unspoilt wilderness. Covered with a meter thick ice layer winter time the river is the source of all our art, architecture and design. The pure water and the steady movement of the river creates the clearest ice possible.

Every year new suites and new art work is created by carefully selected artist. As part of an ongoing endeavor to enhance the overall experience of visiting ICEHOTEL, a collaborative project was initiated this year with the Lighting Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, in which KTH students contributed to the planning and integration of various lighting installations in and around ICEHOTEL. Including assistance from Svefi Academy, 13 participants from eight countries took part in the program. Working in groups, the designers created a master plan that would take visitors on a “journey from the Earth’s core to the space.” The project was supported by advisors Gerhard Rehm, Willem van der Sluis and Christian Dahlberg.

As soon as winter begins, a team of snow builders, architects, designers and artists from all over the world gather in the little town of Jukkasjärvi far north of the Arctic Circle. Under the direction of the ICEHOTEL Art & Design Group, they create each year’s version of ICEHOTEL.

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