Designed by architect firm Norr and developed by The First Group, Ciel Tower will be the tallest hotel in the world with a height of 360 meters. The structure, under construction ever since August 2019, is a glass sculpture, inspired by the concept of vertical living. In fact, the scheme “emphasizes the sheer verticality of the tower itself”. Oriented in a way to maximize views, to Downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina and out towards Palm Jumeirah and the Persian Gulf, the building accommodates a luxury hotel with a rooftop that hosts a pool bar, a restaurant, and an observation deck.
The hotel will feature 1,042 rooms and suites, a spa, business facilities, and multiple award-winning restaurants all spread across 82 floors. The tower’s interior design is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi, “a philosophy rooted in the appreciation of the imperfect and impermanent beauty of objects in nature”.
Ciel Tower has won numerous awards such as Best International Hotel Architecture, Best Hotel Architecture Arabia and Best High-rise Architecture Arabia at 2019 International Property Awards, etc. It is likely to be completed in 2023.