The Ciel Tower is a skyscraper under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. According to the building’s developer, The First Group, the tower has surpassed the halfway point of 52 stories and is on course to be the world’s tallest standalone hotel at 365 metres.
“This is an iconic design that will be a piece of art when it’s completed,” stated Rob Burns, CEO of The First Group, the project’s developers.
Many opening dates have been mentioned, but the developers of The First Group are sure that Q1 2024 will be the one.
The skyscraper will exceed Dubai’s 356-meter-tall Gevora Hotel, which is currently the tallest hotel in the world, once it is finished. It is being constructed by the Chinese Railway Construction Company, the main development partner of The First Group, based on a design by the architectural firm NORR.
The property’s 300 m internal atrium, which will house vertically stacked landscaped terraces and give residents shared social and interactive space, is one of its standout features. The project will probably cost around 2 billion dirhams. The First Group is also in talks with major hotel operators about the facility, which will keep the name Ciel when it opens, he said.
“We are thrilled to bring Ciel to Dubai’s skyline, a ground-breaking project that will redefine upscale hospitality and showcase the best of what the city has to offer. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, we are making great progress and firmly on track to open the property officially in 2024,” said Rob Burns, CEO of The First Group.
With 1,042 guestrooms, including 150 suites, the hotel is being built in a Japanese style by the architectural company NORR. The 13th story has an all-day dining area, the 74th floor has a Sunset Lounge, the 76th floor has an infinity pool on the roof and a Horizon Bar, and the 82nd floor has the Ciel Observatory and Lounge with 360-degree views over Dubai. The building’s 54th floor will house a posh spa and health club with stunning views of the marina.
“Ciel is a landmark development for Dubai that will not only enhance its status as one of the world’s great tourism and business travel destinations but will set a new benchmark for upscale accommodation in what is recognised as one of the most dynamic and competitive hotel markets on the planet,” said Rob Burns, chief executive of The First Group.
The skyscraper will be the latest addition to Dubai’s growing list of extremely tall buildings, which also includes the Uptown Tower by DMCC, the One Za’abeel by Ithra Dubai near the DWTC roundabout, and the newly unveiled ‘world’s highest residential-only skyscraper’ from Binghatti Group.