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Rising over 1,000 feet in the sky, these tall hotels around the world offer breathtaking views and luxury accommodations. From China to the United Arab Emirates, these unique hotels are truly one-of-a-kind lodging options. You’ll definitely be living the high life when you stay at one of the top tallest hotels in the world.
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Found on the top floors of the International Commerce Center building, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is technically the tallest hotel in the world. Enjoy a drink at the highest bar in the world, which is at 1,608 feet high. Occupying floors 102 to 118 of this Hong Kong skyscraper, this Ritz-Carlton location is home to an indoor pool, on-site spa, and a few great eateries and offers easy access to Hong Kong’s most popular attractions.
Now the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is technically the tallest hotel on this list, however, it doesn’t occupy the entire building as the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai does. Therefore this Marriott location in Dubai is actually the world’s tallest hotel that occupies the entire building at 1,165 feet tall. This iconic hotel in the United Arab Emirates offers relatively affordable nightly stays. The hotel is comprised of two towers with a whopping 1,600 rooms. This hotel complex isn’t just home to guest rooms however; there are also 14 restaurants, plenty of meeting space, an outdoor pool, and an on-site spa here.
Rose Rayhaan is another Dubai hotel to make this list, as it’s known as the third tallest hotel in the world at 1,093 feet tall. Guests here can’t get enough of the rooftop pool, which grants incredible views of the surrounding city. The highest hotel room at Rose Rayhaan sits on the 65th floor. Amenities here range from a 24-hour coffee shop, a variety of dining options and seven meeting rooms.
Found in Guangzhou, China, the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is situated on the top floors of the Guangzhou IFC building. From the 74th to the 98th floor, it is an ideal lodging option for business travelers. If you’re lucky enough to stay here when the smog doesn’t obstruct your view, you’ll be able to see the Pearl River and views of the surrounding cityscape. Head up to the 100th floor during your stay here to enjoy a seafood dinner at 1,400 feet.
In Dubai, taller is better. The third Dubai hotel to make this list isBurj Al Arab Jumeirah. Standing at 1,053 feet tall, this hotel’s unique design that resembles a sail has become an iconic fixture in Dubai’s luxury hotel scene, considered a must-see in Dubai. Situated on a private island beach, guests here are granted with breathtaking views of the surrounding ocean. Spend time down below at the beach or up above at the rooftop pool. One of the world’s only 7-star hotels, a stay at the Burj Al Arab is guaranteed to be luxurious.
For those wanting to live the high life in Taiwan, book a room at 85 Sky Tower Hotel, which stands at 1,240 feet. Located in the New Bay Area of Kaohsiung, the views of the bay from your high rise hotel room are absolutely breathtaking. With basic rooms starting at $100 U.S., this skyscraper hotel is one of the most affordable options on this list. Don’t forget to head up to the 74th floor, which is the viewing deck that is ideal for picture taking and site gazing alike.
Another hotel in China to top this list is the Park Hyatt Shanghai. The hotel itself occupies the top floors of the Shanghai World Financial Building, which peaks at 1,614 feet high. Overlooking the Huangpu River, this Park Hyatt location is home to 179 rooms. Guests can enjoy daily Tai Chi classes in the courtyard or choose to spend some time at the on-site pool, spa, gym or restaurants, then explore iconic attractions nearby.
Found in Bangkok is the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, which reaches 1,014 feet high. This tall hotel offers upscale accommodations at an affordable price. Even if you don’t choose to stay here, you can still visit the rotating observation deck on the 84th floor where day guests are granted access if dining at the restaurant, Bangkok Balcony, which is the highest open-air restaurant in Thailand.
Shanghai is home to not one but two of the tallest hotels in the world. Aside from Park Hyatt Shanghai, Grand Hyatt Shanghai made this list as it is 1,380 feet tall. If you do choose to stay here, which is in the heart of the Pudong district, consider booking a corner room for optimal views of the city skyline. A unique fact about this hotel is that it is also home to the world’s highest post office.
Another hotel in China to make this list is the St. Regis Shenzhen, which is found on the top 28 floors of the KK100 Tower. Enjoy your workout with a view at this hotel’s fitness center, or book a room on Floor 90 or above to feel like you’re on top of the world. On a clear day, guests here have claimed to see as far as Hong Kong. No matter what floor you end up staying on, the rooms here have floor-to-ceiling windows for your viewing pleasure.