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Old February 21st, 2008, 07:58 PM   #661
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So basically this building is variable height, isn't it? I mean, it is a bit taller when the shower head is raised, what do you guys think?
i would guess it will be 340m + with the "Shower-head".
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:38 PM   #662
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:42 PM   #663
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finally i've actually found the thread for this tower everytime i look at pics of dubai skyline this one always gets my attention definitely one of my favs just don't like the top bit with that spire but overall what a great tower
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Old March 7th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #664
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Old March 8th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #665
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Wow the Rose Rotana looks very nice, but I though it was finished all the construction.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #666
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I think they have a few last things to do. The hotel opens in April, so they are probably doing a lot on the inside.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #667
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April? I thought it was somewhere in Summer.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #668
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I have to see this building in person because with all the tall buildings in Dubai, this doesn't look like it's 1093ft. The tallest building in Houston is only 1000ft and it looks tall. It must be mind boggling in person.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #669
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Then buy a ticket ... just 15 hours direct flight, in a state of the art new airplane. (Not sure if A345, B777 or both though)
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Old March 9th, 2008, 05:01 AM   #670
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Rotana to bring 10,000 more rooms under management
By Shakir Husain, Staff Reporter
Published: November 22, 2007, 00:10

London: Abu Dhabi-based hotel chain Rotana will bring more than 10,000 new rooms under its management within five years as it aims to be the biggest hotelier and hotel employer in the Middle East.

The company currently manages 25 hotels in the region with an inventory of 5,539 rooms. It has signed contracts for 35 new hotels that will create 10,660 rooms, an official said.

"These developments will make us the largest hotel group in the Middle East in terms of the number of rooms and staff," chief operating officer Imad Elias told Gulf News.

The group employs about 7,000 people and aims to hire 12,000 staff over the next five years as new properties come into operation. With the expected signing of management contracts, Elias estimates the company will employ 35,000 people by the end of 2012.

He discounted fears of oversupply of hotel rooms in the region but said more budget hotels are required to cater to the growing number of visitors.

"Today the Middle East accounts for just five per of global tourism. With two-thirds of the world's archeological sites in the region, it can be increased to 10 per cent. We need more hotels," Elias said.

New brand

His company has entered the budget market with a new brand called Centro by Rotana. It has nine contracts signed for the budget brand. Four of these are in Abu Dhabi, two in Dubai, two in Sharjah and one in Oman.

"The first two Centros will open in 12 to 16 months in Dubai and Abu Dhabi," Elias said.

Among the upcoming hotel openings is a 300-metre tower comprising 480 luxury suites on Shaikh Zayed Road. Scheduled for opening in April, Elias said the Rose Rotana Suites will be the world's tallest tower of its kind.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #671
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There are 2 towers to serve as a huge hotel in Dubai (Bavaria Executive Suites), that were advertising opening in March 2006.



... 2 years later still not completed.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 06:56 AM   #672
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It would be nice if someone could provide an update on the status of this hotel. Does anyone know when it will open or how the entrance is looking? If I remember correctly, the last time we had images of the entrance, there was scaffolding. I am curious to know if there is anything special for the entrance of the world's tallest hotel or if it is just a plain entrance.
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No opening yet.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #674
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Old May 8th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #675
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amazing shot. how did you take that? btw has anybody noticed the reflection on the rose rotana tower?
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Old May 8th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #676
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I noticed now. Indeed great pic. I think he has an expensive mirror reflex camera
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