Ciel, World’s tallest hotel is closer to reality

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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World’s tallest hotel in the making, Ciel is approaching a major construction milestone the project co-developed by Dubai-headquartered developer The First Group and China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) are close to complete the foundations. 

The iconic structure which is set to open in Dubai Marina in 2023, has already consumed more than 11,800 cubic meters of concrete and in excess of 3,000 tonnes of steel are being used to construct the building’s foundations, highlighting the sheer scale of the project.

“We are proud to mark this important milestone in the development of Ciel, which is set to become one of Dubai’s most iconic buildings and a landmark hotel of global significance,” said Rob Burns, CEO of The First Group.

The 365-meter tall skyscraper which is designed by award-winning architectural firm NORR will have 1,042 guestrooms including 150 suites, premium guest amenities and facilities, such as the Ciel Observatory & Lounge on the 81st floor and a signature rooftop Sky Terrace featuring a stunning infinity pool, bar and observation deck affording sweeping panoramic views of Dubai’s world-famous skyline, the Palm Jumeirah and Arabian Gulf.

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Ciel rooftop infinity pool

A signature specialty restaurant befitting Ciel’s luxury status will spearhead the hotel’s F&B options, which will also include an all-day dining venue, Sunset Lounge (75th floor) and Horizon Bar (77th floor).

A luxury spa and health club will be located on the building’s 55th floor, offering a remarkable location for guests to unwind, relax or workout while soaking in the incredible ocean-front views.

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Ciel view at the top

Abstractly sculpted in metal and glass, Ciel’s gently curving exterior represents an inspired response to high-rise living.

Confirming its global significance, Ciel has already earned a number of prestigious industry accolades including 2019 International Property Awards (IPAs) for Best International Hotel Architecture, Best Hotel Architecture Arabia and Best Residential High-rise Architecture Arabia.