|Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, Dubai secures 2nd world record.|
Monday, 6th February 2012
Source : Rotana
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai celebrated its 2nd anniversary with an exciting, record breaking stair climbing action as renowned Polish cyclist Krystian Herba makes a new world record for Stair Climbing by Bicycle by conquering 2040 steps of the iconic hotel in 1 hour, 13 minutes and 41 seconds.
The Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai is the world’s tallest hotel as declared in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The historical climb started at 11 am after a small start-off ceremony attended by the UAE media, Polish supporters, the hotel’s VIP guests and the management team of Rotana.
It was a slow start for Krystian as he tries to acquire his momentum, but as he reached the upper floors, he started climbing with such an impressive speed showing his intense confidence.
To complete his 2040 step target, he climbed his up to the 23rd floor and went down to the ground floor through the lift and once again made his way up until he reached the finish line at the hotel’s 68th floor.
It was an emotional moment for Krystian as he laid on the ground at the finish line finding it hard to believe he has indeed made the mark as the new world record holder.
He commented “What I just accomplished was a defining triumph in my career and I cannot express how happy I am to be able to get the new world record at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, the tallest hotel in the world. This is indeed a dream come true for me!” The old record in Stair Climbing by Bicycle was previously done in China with 2008 steps and has remained undefeated for the past four years until today.
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai has been preparing for this exciting feat for months and the management has been very impressed how the historical climb has unfolded. “It is our pleasure to be the venue of such an important event in the history of stunt and trial cycling.
There is nothing more suitable than holding this event than now, as Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai celebrates its 2nd anniversary. I am definite this triumph will further strengthen the hotel’s position as a hospitality icon not only in Dubai, but also in the international market” General Manager Daniel Matthew remarked.
Since its opening in 2010 as the flagship property of Rotana’s alcohol-free brand, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai has established its mark as one of Dubai’s landmarks.
Located on a prime location of Sheikh Zayed Road, it has set a new benchmark for comfort and style boasting 72 stories and soaring 333 meters into the Dubai skyline.
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