Top 10 tallest hotels in the world

Top 10 tallest hotels in the world
The exterior of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai.
PHOTO: Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Probably not recommended for the faint-hearted, these skyscrapers are home to not only the tallest hotels in the world but also the most opulent guest rooms and sumptuous facilities.

Compiled by hotel comparison website Trivago, these hotels indeed offer good reasons for a memorable stay; from unbeatable views of your city destination to dining and unwinding at more than 260 meters above the ground.

1. Park Hyatt Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Height: 494 meters

Occupying floors 79 to 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center, the hotel features guest rooms with picturesque views over the Bund and bathrooms complete with flat screen televisions, deep-soaking bath tubs, heated floors and separate oversized rain showers.

It also hosts eight restaurants, a whiskey bar with live music and a Tai Chi courtyard.

2. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Height: 484 meters

The property is housed in the top 16 floors of the International Commerce Center. In addition to unbeatable views of the island, its 312 rooms also feature 42-inch LCD televisions, iPod docking stations and marble bathroom floors.

Other highlights include top floor infinity pool, outdoor terrace lounge and 800-square meter spa complete with floor-to-ceiling windows.

3. The St. Regis Shenzhen, China

Height: 442 meters

Conveniently located among shopping boutiques, the hotel occupies the top 28 floors of the Kingkey 100 building, boasting a bird's eye view over the bright lights of Shenzhen. Each of the 257 guest rooms and 33 suites boast 3D LCD televisions and signature St. Regis beds.

Guests can also enjoy 24-hour concierge service, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa at over 400 meters.

4. Four Seasons Guangzhou, China

Height: 438 meters

Settled in the top-third section of the 103-floor Guangzhou International Finance Center, the hotel offers 344 of the most spacious rooms in the city, featuring custom-designed beds, walk-in showers and floor-to-ceiling windows with views over the Pearl River Delta.

Guests can also swim among the clouds in the 69th floor horizon-edge indoor pool.

5. Grand Hyatt Shanghai, China

Height: 420 meters

Located within the Jin Mao Tower, the property features 555 rooms spread across 34 floors, each furnished with traditional Chinese elements and boasting an unsurpassed view of the city and 33-storey atrium well. It also offers an onsite shopping arcade, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and the Club Oasis Spa.

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