The Ciel Tower is an upcoming hotel which has got a lot of people talking and waiting in anticipation for the final concrete pour in 2023. The Ciel Tower belongs to The First Group, which is one of the fastest growing hotel developpers in Dubai. The hotel is situated at the heart of Dubai’s Marina district and currently, stands at an amazing height of 365 metres, knocking out Gevora Hotel which stands at 356 metres.
This is going to be a one of a kind hotel on many fronts. The height, the design, the view it offers as well as the facilities in place and services to be offered. Upon completion, the Ciel Tower is going to be the world’s tallest hotel and one of the famous developments in it’s geographical region.
Even before completion, Ciel has snagged several awards including Best Hotel Architecture Arabia and Best High-rise Architecture Arabia, at the 2019 International Property Awards, held in London. At the head of architecture and design is the same architect who designed Dubai’s iconic towers, the Atlantis, Address Sky View and the Shangri-La Hotel all in Dubai.
The designer,Yahya Jan, who doubles as president and design director at NORR Group, had something to say about the structure in a recent interview with CNN.
He said: “The property itself is really unusual. It’s not a square or a rectangle, it’s a triangle and it’s not very large. You might think it’s too constrained for a project of this sort, and yet we have to make it work.
“I truly believe that the greatest innovations come and reveal themselves because of scarcity. It didn’t start out as the tallest hotel in the world, but as we evolved the design, it too evolved into the tallest hotel in the world.”
Ciel features a distinct design, contemporary interiors and a stunning glass observation deck, which will offer incredible 360-degree views across Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf.
The building will have 1,042 guestrooms, including 150 suites. On the 55th floor is a luxury spa and health club. An all-day dining venue Sunset Lounge on the 75th floor, Horizon Bar on the 77th floor, Ciel Observatory & Lounge on the 81st and a rooftop Sky Terrace with a pool and bar. In all there will be about 82 floors. Other key facilities are the business lounge and complimentary valet parking.
The First Group: The First Group is a dynamic global property developer with a fast-growing portfolio of upscale hotels, residential properties, F&B brands and real estate asset management services. Since their launch in 2005, they have carved a highly successful niche offering unrivalled property investment opportunities in high-growth markets to clients from more than 70 countries worldwide.
Norr Group: The Norr Group is an Architecture & Engineering firm which also is into planning. They have a global presence in several countries and states such as into London, Vancouver, Abu-Dhabi, Calgary, Dubai etc.