By Abdul Basit

There will be another jewel in the crown of Dubai when the world’s tallest hotel will open its doors for first guest in the next two weeks.

JW Marriott Hotel Marques
JW Marriott Hotel Marques

JW Marriott Hotel Marques, one of the five luxury brands within Marriott Group and fifth in the world, is set to open its first tower in the middle of November, the man in command of the property – general manager Rupprecht Queitsch – told Khaleej Times in an interview.

A 40-year veteran of the hotel industry, Queitsch’s early career in hospitality began in 1971 and took him from Zurich to Bermuda; and from Toronto and Montreal, Canada, to Rochester, New York and Washington, D.C.

He is working with the group for the last 26 years and during the tenure, he was involved in launching five properties as general manager and two as assistant manager in Germany, France and the US.

Currently, there are 55 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 79 properties in 28 countries.

Talking about the latest launch, he said it’s all the same because you go through same planning, hiring, market analysis etc. The hardware is the same when you open a hotel, he said, adding that but at different locations you have different surprises. It’s not so different, but the tallest. More info