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Incredible 7 Star Hotels

You have most likely noticed that any hotel you’ve ever stayed in proudly advertises their “star rating”. Most hotels in the United States operate on a five star or diamond system and hotels are judged based on their locations, services, accommodations, and amenities. Unfortunately, the worldwide travel industry has not been able to formalize a standard system within which to judge hotels.

This lack of professional standards means that some hotels run on a different system than others. While most countries cap their hotel rating systems at five, some use six or seven star ratings, claiming to be the homes of some of the most beautiful and prestigious hotels in the world. There is currently only one seven star hotel in the world, but there are a handful more under construction. Start planning your vacations now and be the first to see some of the amazing architectural wonders.

The Burj Al Arab

Construction on the Burj Al Arab in Dubai began in 1994 and was modeled after the sail of a famous Arabian ship. The appearance was created by using teflon-coated fiberglass and white materials that resemble a mast when viewed from a distance. The hotel is an architectural masterpiece. The foundation was constructed on an artificial island and the hotel is home to the world’s tallest atrium. While the Burj Al Arab likes to believe it is the world’s only seven-star hotel, it is officially known as a five-star deluxe hotel on the standard star system.

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The hotel houses a mere 202 rooms, but each floor of the hotel is double layered. The deluxe hotel rooms range in size from approximately 1,800 square feet up to approximately 8,000 square feet. A room in the Burj Al Arab costs a minimum of $1,000 per evening and can increase in price up to $25,000 per night. The hotel is home to highly acclaimed restaurants, one of which is the home of the well known chef Kevin McLaughlin.

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Morgan Plaza

The Morgan Plaza, also known as a seven-star luxury hotel, is still under construction is Beijing, China but it is anticipated that construction will be complete in March of 2008. The hotel itself will be situated in the Morgan Plaza and will be one of many various buildings in the bustling district of Changan. The hotel will be situated near a myriad of national landmarks.

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It is hoped that the hotel, a pivotal building in the plaza long with pavilions, a temple, and a famous restaurant, will be completed before the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008. China stands to benefit greatly from increased tourism due to both the Olympics and the appeal of the new plaza itself.

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The Flower of the East

Located on Kish Island in Iran, the Flower of the East began construction in 2004 and officials hope to see it reach completion by the year 2010. The hotel is the centerpiece of a complex development project which will include a number of hotels, residential condos, and businesses.

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The Flower of the East hotel is designed to look exactly as it sounds “like a flower”. Designed with a combination of Persian and Modern architectural influences, the seven-star hotel will be surrounded by a beautiful park and will be visible from every area of the development.

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The Centaurus

The Centaurus hotel will be a seven-star hotel located in The Centaurus development project upon its completion, projected to be in 2010. Officials in Packistan hope that the entire plaza will serve as a symbol of both the country’s personal and international growth. The hotel itself will be 37 stories tall.

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The Pentominium

The Pentominium, in Dubai, is better known as an apartment building as opposed to a hotel. Even still, once it is complete the building will be the second tallest building dedicated to residential living in the world.

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The project broke ground in 2007 and the anticipated date of completion will be in the year 2011. The complex will aim to provide luxury amenities, much like a hotel, including butler service, the use of luxury vehicles, and sailing trips.

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Source: Burj Al Arab, The Morgan Plaza, Flower of the East, The Centaurus, The Pentominium

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85 Comments for "Incredible 7 Star Hotels"

Keith Stockton says on March 12th, 2008 at 7:27 pm:

I think you missed this one:

There is a lot of fuss over Town House Galleria in Milan as well. It opened in March last year so it has been a full year since its running. Its not on a grand scale like Burj-ulArab but it is prime location and unlike Burj-ul-Arab they claim the 7 star status on their website as well.

Thai Hotel Expert says on July 3rd, 2008 at 6:12 pm:

I like the flower of the east..would luv to c it someday!

Cyrus says on July 6th, 2008 at 10:27 pm:

Yup the flower one is pretty sweet. Kinda makes me proud to be iranian lol (since not much else about my country does)

louis says on July 15th, 2008 at 5:06 am:

the pentominium is in dubai right?

Jamie says on July 21st, 2008 at 7:30 am:

Is the Flower of the East development project really still happening… I really haven’t heard much since 2006… Have they even broken ground?

raquel says on August 16th, 2008 at 11:16 am:

nice one . . . dreaming to own one someday . . .=n_n=

ASEAN HOTELWORKS PHUKET says on September 13th, 2008 at 9:02 am:

The Morgan has been renamed Pangu, is anything but 5*. The adjacent buildings are all empty.

farshad k says on September 13th, 2008 at 12:40 pm:

hello dears..i am from iran..did you see the flower of the east hotel in my country….but another 7* hotel in iran that we will have some years later is the persian gulf hotel that will be located in shiraz,iran,also i invite you to come to iran and shiraz to see persepolis(belongs to 2500 years ago),hafiz tomb,saadi tomb,afif abad garden,eram garden and 100 historical places in my country…see you soon….bye

Ben says on October 5th, 2008 at 2:15 pm:

hey, if anyone reads this or cares I recently visited Dubai and side triped to Abu Dabi where I saw an amazing hotel, The Emirates Palace, it’s incredible and deffinetly deserving of this list, check it out

Ivy says on October 9th, 2008 at 8:04 am:

You missed another one: Istanbul’s under-water hotel, Poseidon.

sup says on October 13th, 2008 at 9:12 pm:

these are niiiiiiice. i wonder what it would be like to live in this

kirti says on October 15th, 2008 at 12:35 pm:

As per my knowledge Pentominium is planed in chenaai , India.
pls confirm

ansar k says on November 2nd, 2008 at 10:54 am:

these are not only seven star hotels but also wonders of the world……………..

Laeeq Ahmed says on November 6th, 2008 at 7:41 pm:

i love centaurus

sahil says on November 9th, 2008 at 8:24 am:

I like the Flower Of the EAst too!

john says on November 27th, 2008 at 4:13 am:

hey guys im from dubai… just wanted to let u know that a new hotel has jus opened called the atlantis in the palm islands of jumeirah it is also a seven star hotel with lots of facilities like casinos beach all around indoor swimming pool and stuff like that… check it out on the net… it will surely be an awesome experience to remember for life

adreesh bhattacharya says on November 30th, 2008 at 7:30 am:

i liked the burj al arab and i’ll surely visit it………….

Anthony says on December 30th, 2008 at 8:11 am:

been to Europe and Asia, seen the greatest and latest… you guys heard of the Inca City in Cusco, Peru right? Well, in 2009, investors from US and Ireland will begin the first 7 star hotel next to this already wonder of the world. Cannot wait to see this! In case you guys never been to this place before, it is highly recommended that you go, if you would like to recharge your energy that is, very extraordinary piece of the world.

vinay says on January 22nd, 2009 at 12:59 pm:

i am just wondering to buy it i am very much intersted in iran property

jerome says on January 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm:

i think my country is way behind

reader says on February 12th, 2009 at 2:07 pm:

hey the Russians are on it – and they have is official

Me says on February 14th, 2009 at 1:35 pm:

Wow! the “Flower of East” wich located in Persian gulf is wonderful.
i like to see that in Iran.

shahid says on February 20th, 2009 at 7:46 am:

its great to hear that pakistan will soon be having a 7star hotel. thats great news to the pakis. thanks to this web site in letting us know this.

Adeel says on March 29th, 2009 at 8:57 pm:

The Flower of East OOOmaaahhh …

dinesh says on April 6th, 2009 at 8:25 am:

i like centaurus and Burj ul arab

Mike Hampton says on May 10th, 2009 at 4:47 pm:

Yeah – the Burj Al Arab is trully amazing. If only I could actually afford to stay there rather than simply admire it. Those other hotels also look sweet. Here’s to winning the lottery eh ?

David@Downtown Hotels says on May 22nd, 2009 at 8:31 pm:

Thanks for the great info on 7 star hotels.
I think you’ve miseed the Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai.It is also a 7 Star Hotel .

ShanmugamMuthumaran says on August 5th, 2009 at 11:06 am:

What about 7 Star hotel in Tripoli (Capital of Libya) & and under construction.

Nizhel says on August 23rd, 2009 at 11:26 am:

fantastic hotels! i’ll go there someday(:

Gulmira says on August 24th, 2009 at 4:54 pm:


z.r says on September 4th, 2009 at 11:07 am:

centaurus is nice

ENG.... says on November 24th, 2009 at 10:24 am:

dubai is different … !!

I am totally amazed !!

How could they develop that way in almost 35 yrs !!

thats holarious!

masroor says on December 1st, 2009 at 12:51 am:

hmmm…. burj ul Arab is really a masterpiece of human feat… m very much crazy about to stay a nite there ……….

Matthew C. Kriner says on December 7th, 2009 at 6:36 am:

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Vicky says on December 17th, 2009 at 12:20 pm:

The Centaurus is amazing as it is just near to lush green Marghalla hills and Faysal Mosque (world largest and most beautiful mosque). i see it everyday from my office. just have a dream to buy a apartment there.

John says on January 9th, 2010 at 2:17 am:

Yup, Ben is spot on. The Emirates Palace, in typical Abu Dhabi spirit, was designed to top Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.

Rumor has it (though pretty far-fetched) that it was originally designed to house foreign dignitaries and heads of state when they travel in for conferences, but that a flaw in the conference hall specs had that room remodeled as an auditorium, and the vision changed to a top-of-the-line luxury hotel. Said heads of state still stay there, though.

Just to give you some idea of the excess we’re talking about, you can literally drive your car up to your room – on the upper levels; There’s a 2.5 ton chandelier; 5kg of pure edible gold used per year, mainly on desserts (consider it’s a pretty small hotel); A $1 million “tailor-made” holiday package (don’t ask me what’s in it).

fran says on January 18th, 2010 at 9:26 pm:

Flower of the East is canceled! :(((

The Emirates Palace that have been mentioned is however not 7 star, but 5. Same for Poseidon. There some other 5 star in Dubai: Atlantis, Taj Palace and Jumeirah Beach Hotel. And if i know Dubai correct, they are not the only…

SANJAY SIKHWAL says on February 14th, 2010 at 1:12 pm:


Mike says on February 16th, 2010 at 11:24 am:

John, not far fetched. The Emirates Palace was built originally as the Conference Palace Hotel to be the venue for the AGCC Conference. Unfortunately, delays occurred, it was not ready on time, the venue was moved, and the concept re-thought.

thinker says on February 18th, 2010 at 7:43 pm:

Where is The Centaurus?
It’s so cool.
Also The Flower of the East is fantastic. It is more like a bud than a flower though.

Rafay says on March 4th, 2010 at 5:38 pm:

I like Centaurus ( first 7 star hotel of Pakistan :D )

Matthew C. Kriner says on March 11th, 2010 at 2:14 pm:

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Dan Ricks says on March 27th, 2010 at 8:23 am:

In my opinion, why would they already include those hotels that are not yet fully running, because it is not yet sure that it would work out as plan.

Hattie says on March 30th, 2010 at 4:51 pm:

Ive been to the flower of the east! it is serousily amazing and fantasic view aswell :) :D

jhkn says on April 8th, 2010 at 10:28 pm:

Afghanistan is the best

IDK anonymous i guess says on April 17th, 2010 at 6:46 pm:

like Pakistan is ever going to have a 7 start hotel, they can barely afford to buy a jet plane and what kind of a name is Flower of the east + u missed out emirates palace (abu-dhabi) and the Leela (Bombay India)

p.s there is no ‘C’ in pakistan

кaпpиз says on April 24th, 2010 at 4:11 pm:

Давно хотел у вас спросить, автор, а вы где живёте? В каком городе? :)

Amad says on May 27th, 2010 at 2:28 pm:

I like the Centaurus because its look is great

Anonymous1 says on May 30th, 2010 at 7:10 am:

Anonymous , if you doubt it , you can come over here to ISLAMABAD and see it for yourself , as for jet plane issue , we have more jet planes flying privately than you can count , and if you dont wanna beleive this stuff and are racist , you can simply go to hell . says on June 14th, 2010 at 4:26 pm:

I planned a tour for one month, can any one tell a nice place to travel

masb says on June 29th, 2010 at 10:17 pm:

Oh…The Centaurus…so beautiful..
where its located?
love to see this country and this hotel too..

adrian maloloy_on jr. says on July 4th, 2010 at 11:24 pm:

i be there in the burj al arab amazing hotel .totaly very beautiful

Syed Jawad Amjad says on July 26th, 2010 at 6:18 pm:

“CENTAURUS” Inshallah will be the best seven star hotel, among all so called seven star hotel. it is constructed in Islamabad, the capital of ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN in heartof South Asia.
Proud to be a Pakistani.

Hassan Ali says on August 4th, 2010 at 7:38 am:

oh ,what a great and luxxxxxxxxxxxry hotel is centaurus.I live near it go everyday to see its construction it will be completed in 2011.It is the best 7 star hotel in pakistan.When it will be completed i ll live on an an apartment there i have done the booking.i luv it

hopry says on August 10th, 2010 at 1:05 am:

The hotel in Pakistan looks amazing ..I have no doubt its their first seven star hotel…and probably the first hotel above three stars…lol …ok..ok..i’m joking, lets get serious..pakistan has amazing hotels ….( yeah right…lol)..where the heck are they? …ok, ok they have nice hotels…after all pakistanis make all the great hotels in dubai..they must know something about construction…of seven star hotels! Yoooohooo ! Go pakistanis go!

Hotels Studio Estique says on August 25th, 2010 at 10:20 am:

This is really amazing……..

Praveen O.P. says on October 23rd, 2010 at 10:23 am:

You guys check out a hotel which is opening in Chennai in India and the name of the Hotel is Grand Dakshin. The hotel will open 2011 and will have more than 700 rooms. It looks classy.

Malcom says on November 5th, 2010 at 10:37 am:

i’”ve never seen something wow like this. Hope 1 day God will rise me to built somethine nice like this. Guys you are excellant, l adore it..

suyog tambe says on November 7th, 2010 at 7:28 am:

it was an amazing .I am a hotel management student so it help me to study. I also wanted to be work in one of it hotel.thank you very much.

MikeInJax says on January 7th, 2011 at 5:29 pm:

What about The Oberoi in Mumbai…it is classified as 7 Star

Edward Duval says on January 14th, 2011 at 4:45 pm:

This is my second visit to this blog. Resources like the one you mentioned here will be very useful to me! Thanks and have a good day.

Baldeep singh says on January 25th, 2011 at 3:43 pm:

All 7* r gud. I wish i will go

Faisal Khokhar says on January 27th, 2011 at 11:41 am:

oh ,what a great and luxry hotel is centaurus. .It is the best 7 star hotel in pakistan and Ofcorce the world second after Burj Dubai to be completed .When it will be completed i try best to be get a apartment in it to live Enjoy in a seven star Hotel.only we have some seven hotels in the world we are proud to be a Pakistani.

Sameer Khan says on January 28th, 2011 at 12:15 pm:

Wow……….. What a wonderful journey it is!!! really knowledge giving information.

princess says on March 22nd, 2011 at 8:38 pm:

I love the ”FLOWER OF THE EAST” i really wish to see and it’s presence someday.

freddy antony says on June 6th, 2012 at 9:08 am:

Can anyone tell which the authority conferring this 7 star status to these hotels ?..or is the seven star just a tag based on popular opinion

hari says on August 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm:

al burj is finely constructed hotel and morgan is awaiting one

mrpd says on January 8th, 2013 at 1:44 am:

These hotels are all technically 5 stars. 7 stars is not an official rating, such claims are meaningless, and predominantly used for advertising purposes. eg “The Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai is widely described as a “seven-star” property, but the hotel says the label originates from an unnamed British journalist on a press trip and that they neither encourage its use nor do they use it in their advertising” (not arguing they aren’t stunning, as they are, just pointing out that at least one hotel on this list doesn’t advertise as 7 stars.

Computer Guy says on March 9th, 2013 at 7:30 am:

I love Centaurus hotel they selected the amazing location around green mountains and fresh air .. i dream to be stay for a while

manojkumarkingston says on January 23rd, 2014 at 11:17 pm:

Thx for sharing this blog. Your hotel is giving excellent services to the guest. Kingston Park Hotel, New Delhi have various rooms like Deluxe Room, suite and others that are equipped with several amenities.


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