Archgroup International are the foremost project management consultants today in UAE. Emirates Airlines retained their International architects to get design a business hotel J W Marriott Marquis, which has turned out to be the World’s tallest hotel dedicated building entering Guinness Records Book 2013.
Unique features –
The international architects, Archgroup got inspired by the Date Palm a symbol deeply entrenched in the Arabian Culture to create the form of the worlds tallest hotel, J.W. Marriott Marquis towers. So pleased were the Management by the design proposed by Archgroup that they offered to appoint them as project management consultants.
Archgroup initiated their project management services with the brief of designing, planning, and execution of work.
Salient features –
The towers are symmetrically placed on the 7 Storey high Podium to get the best views of the Burj Khalifa, Business Bay and Sea. The Worlds tallest hotel, J.W. Marriott Marquis got its distinctive cutting edge exterior design by the international architects expertise and enhanced by its unique location. Without sparing any measure of guest comfort, this property is set to raise the standard in luxury accommodation in the region. The World’s Tallest Hotel offers total of 1608 rooms (804 rooms each North + South Tower) with 80 storey at a height of 355.35m. The hotel offers exquisite 14 food and beverage outlets, sky terraces and rooftop bars, business centre, conference halls, meeting rooms, an extensive banquet hall, a 3,700 m2 spa and heath club, swimming pool, gymnasium, as well as nine retail outlets and all these magnanimous numbers above makes it truly world class with professional execution of topmost project management services of the leading International archirects, Archgroup international.
Concept of J W Marriott Marquis
The Client (Emirates Airline) wanted the Hotel to reflect the soaring ambitions of the Airline and the city, by creating an iconic tall structure which serves as a new benchmark and further establishes the image of the city on the top of the international hospitality scene. Little they knew then as they were initiating a project that would create World’s Tallest Hotel one day when operational.
The project was conceptualized as a comprehensive facility serving a wide variety of clientele — from private short term tourists to spa enthusiasts to large conference delegations — and providing for all their needs under one roof.
The project aims to become the most convenient and favourite spot of the local residents, the tourist / visitors, executives visiting the adjoining Business Bay or serving the middle east and MENA region, the globe trotters and MICE market.
The sheer economies of scale allow the provision of the required variety of facilities and amenities to serve all the different demands in terms of room types, restaurants variety and cuisine choices, conference facilities, banquet, spa, retail etc.
Factors considered while designing the worlds tallest hotel in the world
The project management consultants took utmost care towards Towers Orientation – The towers are placed in such a way to have minimal peak thermal load.
A feature essential for high rises.
Facade- Thermal blocks / Double Glazed Glass Panels and Insulated Aluminium Panels have been used to achieve low thermal loads.
Terrace Landscaping has been provided as Green Cover to the Podium .
Parking floors above Ground are provided with Natural Ventilation
The structure is supported by a 3.9 m thick raft on 1.2 m diameter piles. The hotel tower has an oval shaped central core with several internal lift core walls and staircase walls providing lateral stability. The podium level floors are supported by oblong Reinforced concrete columns 1.6 m x 2.5 m. The podium floor slabs are designed with a combination of conventional RC slabs supported by post-tensioned band beams. At typical floors the structural layout is modified to suit apartment layout. The typical floors are supported by shear walls which are floated from 2.4×5.2 m deep beams at transfer level.Bonded Post-tensioning system is used for the typical floors. To ensure lateral stability of the structure and reduce accelerations at roof level, reinforced concrete outriggers are introduced at the 14th, 30th and 48th levels. The structure has been designed considering seismic zone 2A. Considering the height, shape and close proximity of the towers extensive wind tunnel study had been conducted to account for cross wind and vortex shedding.This gives an insight on project management services minute detailing to create a truly world class structure.
Main target clientele
The target market for the J W Marriott Marquis now with World’s Tallest Hotel status focuses on the international business travelling community. The hotel caters to business travellers who will choose to enjoy iconic luxury accommodation and a close proximity to principal business hubs within Dubai.