Farnek's chairman unveils world's tallest hotel
Swiss entrepreneur Remo Stoffel and US-based architect Morphosis unveils the design for world’s tallest hotel to be built in Vals, in the Swiss Alps.
Remo Stoffel, Swiss entrepreneur and chairman of Dubai-based FM company Farnek, has unveiled the design for what will be the world’s tallest hotel.
Designed by architect firm Morphosis, the hotel will be situated in Vals, in the Swiss Alps and will reach a height of 381 metres. Amongst its notable projects, the US-based company has designed the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Texas, as well as Emerson College Los Angeles.
Set to be completed by 2019, the hotel is expected to surpass the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai, which currently holds the record at 355 metres tall. The structure will feature a podium linking the building with neighbouring structures, a promenade of restaurants and bars, as well as tower with a sky bar, restaurant, and 107 guest rooms.
According to Stoffel, the inspiration for the hotel stemmed from Dubai’s success story and the initiatives deployed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice-President of the UAE and Rule of Dubai.
“During its early development, many local, regional and international observers, some more vocal than others, were unsure that Sheikh Mohammed’s vision for Dubai would ever be realised,” comments Stoffel.
“Undeterred, Dubai stuck steadfastly to its strategy and last year it welcomed around 12 million overnight visitors and is now planning to accommodate 20 million visitors by 2020. That inspired me to my own vision, by forming 7132 Ltd, commissioning this stunning design, which will be built in my home town of Vals within four years.”
Last June, 7132 launched an international competition, in which eight of the world’s leading architectural firms competed for the opportunity to design the hotel. Morphosis received recognition for its minimalist approach that helped blend the hotel with the surrounding landscape.