Do you have a head for heights? Some travelers are convinced that staying in a skyscraper is the only way to enjoy all a destination has to offer. Indeed, the skyscrapers afford panoramic views and stunning photo opportunities. The bird’s eye view will kick off your exploration of a new destination and thrill your senses with the bright lights when the sun goes down.
Check out this list of the ten tallest hotels in the world. They offer unparalleled luxury at heights of over 400 meters. So whether you decide to sip your cocktails in Thailand or swim in a rooftop pool in Hong Kong, you can enjoy your stay in hotel skyscrapers that are renowned for their architecture and hospitality.
1. Park Hyatt, Shanghai
Part Hyatt Shanghai occupies the 79th-93rd floors of the World Financial Center in Shanghai. You can opt to stay in any one of the “View” guest rooms to get a picturesque view of the Bund and bustling parts of Shanghai. As great as the views are, they’re pale in comparison to the bathrooms, which are outfitted with deep bathtubs, heated floors, flat screen televisions, and oversized rain showers. Since the Park Hyatt also hosts eight restaurants and a Western whiskey bar, a delectable meal and drink are only a few steps away.
2. Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong boasts 312 rooms housed on the top 16 floors of the International Commerce Centre. Guests at the hotel are treated with 42” LCD televisions, marble bathroom floors, iPad docking stations, and splendid views of the city port and island. Best of all the attractions in the hotel are the outdoor terrace lounge and infinity pool.
3. St. Regis Shenzhen, China
The St. Regis Shenzhen is located in the popular Caiwuwei Financial District amongst some of Shenzhen’s exclusive shopping boutiques. The hotel takes up the top 28 floors of the Kingkey 100 building, which gives guests the opportunity to experience a bird’s eye view of the bright city lights. Hotel management and staff take pride in their commitment to hospitality. Every room includes LCD televisions and signature beds. The indoor swimming pool, Iridium Spa, fitness center and first rate restaurants are other amenities guests enjoy.
4. Four Seasons Guangzhou, China
Located in the top section of the Guangzhou International Finance Center, the Four Seasons Hotel is a shining beacon in the Pearl River New City district. It houses spacious rooms outfitted with walk-in showers, custom beds, and floor-to-ceiling windows for guests to experience unobstructed views of the city.
5. Grand Hyatt Shanghai, China
The Grand Hyatt Shanghai is located in the Jin Mao Tower. Its 555 luxurious rooms are spread out across 34 floors and decorated with traditional Chinese elements. The indoor swimming pool, shopping arcade, dining, bars, and entertainment are the perfect complement to the panoramic views.
6. JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai
With 77 floors and 800 rooms spread over a height of 355 meters, the JW Marriott will satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. Although the rooms employ a minimalistic design, the furnishings and materials used are only the best quality. Every room gives a stunning view of Dubai’s vast financial district. Make sure you find some time to visit the hotel’s majestic spa during your stay.
7. Baiyoke Sky, Thailand
As a part of the Baiyoke Tower II, the Baiyoke Sky Hotel offers 658 rooms nestled between the 22nd and 73rd floors of the building. If a modern décor appeals to your senses, you’ll certainly enjoy the rooms outfitted with distinctly Asian elements. The tower is home to a roof-top bar and eight restaurants so you won’t have to go far to appease your hunger.
8. Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Burj Al Arab stands on this list as the eighth tallest hotel in the world but has been voted numerous times as the world’s most luxurious hotel. The hotel is only accessible via a bridge from the mainland, so guests are chauffeured to the entrance by helicopter, Rolls Royce, or Mercedes. Guests enjoy the private beach, expansive swimming pools, private cinema and rotating beds.
9. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel offers guests luxurious rooms, access to a private beach, choice of 400 rooms, 16 dining and nightlife venues, and exclusive shopping. With all that they have to offer, it’s no wonder guests have a hard time leaving.
10. Grand Lisboa, Macau
The Grand Lisboa in Macau looks stunning at night with its large LED dome. The all-hotel building stands at 261 meters with 58 floors and 400 rooms. Guests have a choice of nine dining options along with round the clock entertainment and a luxurious casino.
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